Goldhub blog: Posts from February 2019

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John Reade
Chief Market Strategist
World Gold Council

When trouble strikes, where should you hide? The case for gold.

It’s good to see mainstream financial ‘newspapers’ talk about gold, but this article repeats the common fallacy that gold is good only for bad times.

Gold is more than just that.

Paul Fisher
Senior Research Fellow
Business School King’s College, London

Reflections on the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2009

Paul Fisher was a senior figure at the Bank of England for over 26 years – a member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2009–2014 and Executive Director for Markets during most of the Great Financial Crisis. He considers the origins of the crisis and whether it could happen again.

Ken Rogoff
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Harvard University

The curse of cash and the allure of gold

In his book The Curse of Cash, leading economist Ken Rogoff suggests that excessive reliance on paper money is responsible for ills ranging from tax evasion to terrorism. He also believes that monetary policy would be more effective in a largely cashless society. Cryptocurrencies are not an effective replacement for paper money, he says, but gold’s role is likely to increase as cash fades from view.

Somasundaram PR
Managing Director - India
World Gold Council

Value addition and innovation potential in gold coin market in india is untapped. Branded coins, particularly the Indian gold coin, could offer neat gifting choices for millennials and enable circulation “as is” among friends and family. Coins eventually promote jewellery buying.

India’s bar and coin market faced challenges through the year, down 4% in 2018. However, continued innovation in the investment market with mobile apps and online platforms is making gold more available to investors. More in #GDT: