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Gold Investor, Volume 7

This seventh edition of Gold Investor discusses gold’s positive link to economic growth, explore its value as a hedge in times of duress, and discuss the impact that ETFs have had on the gold market.

Sectors: Investment

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Gold Investor: risk management and capital preservation - Volume 6

The sixth edition of Gold Investor discusses gold’s role as a liquid alternative to stocks, bonds and cash, and highlights its ability to improve portfolio risk-adjusted returns for investors – even if they hold other alternative assets.
The latest edition (Volume 6, June 2014) includes three articles:
I. How gold improves alternative asset performance
II. Gold: metal by design, currency by nature
III. The most liquid of all ‘liquid alts’

Sectors: Investment

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Gold Demand Trends Q1 2014

After an exceptional 2013, gold demand made a robust start to 2014 - virtually unchanged year-on-year at 1,074.5 tonnes. Jewellery demand gained moderately, largely due to the environment of lower gold prices compared with Q1 2013 and seasonal factors in many markets. Divergence was seen within the investment space: net ETFs flows were zero, compared with 177t of outflows in Q1 2013, while bar and coin investment unsurprisingly fell far below the record Q1 levels of demand seen a year ago. Central banks continued to purchase gold for its diversification and risk management properties.

Sectors: Supply, Demand, Investment, Jewellery, Central banks/official inst., Technology, Recycling

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Gold Investor: risk management and capital preservation - Volume 5

In this fifth edition of Gold Investor we analyse gold’s effectiveness as a risk mitigating strategy, particularly relevant in today’s interconnected global economy.
It includes three articles: I. Hedging EM risks? Think gold; II. Can gold replace bonds in balancing equity risk?; III. A perspective on gold as a hedge in an expanding financial system.

Sectors: Investment

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Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2013

Gold demand of 3,756.1 tonnes in 2013 was worth US$170.4bn. Consumers generated exceptional levels of demand, with jewellery at its highest since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008 and investment in small bars and coins hitting a record high. This was in contrast to large-scale outflows from ETFs, due to a number tactical western investors liquidating their positions as US economic sentiment improved. Central banks made healthy purchases of 368.6 tonnes, the fourth consecutive year of positive demand. The net result was a 15% decline in overall gold demand from 2012.

Sectors: Supply, Demand, Investment, Jewellery, Central banks/official inst., Technology, Recycling