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Gold mid-year outlook 2018

Published 19th July 2018

Gold rose by more than 4% in the first few months of 2018, only to finish June down by the same amount. Gold’s price momentum and investor positioning in derivatives markets accelerated this descent, but we believe that there may be reasons to be optimistic. Key macroeconomic trends developing in second half of 2018 may spur investor demand and opportunistic buying.

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Published 19th July 2018

Gold rose by more than 4% in the first few months of 2018, only to finish June down by the same amount. Gold’s price momentum and investor positioning in derivatives markets accelerated this descent, but we believe that there may be reasons to be optimistic. Key macroeconomic trends developing in second half of 2018 may spur investor demand and opportunistic buying.

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Published 5th July 2018

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Published 27th June 2018

Gold is rare and, as with other precious metals, a lot of ore is mined and processed to produce small amounts of pure metal. The gold production process therefore uses a relatively high level of energy to bring finished gold to market and has a higher greenhouse (GHG) emissions intensity per tonne of finished product than many other bulk metals. But the relatively small volumes of gold produced each year mean total emissions from newly-mined gold are significantly lower than from other major products sourced primarily from mining, such as steel, aluminium and coal.

Categories: Supply, Gold production

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Published 7th June 2018

The 2005-2013 boom in Chinese gold jewellery demand was followed by a fallow few years, which saw demand shrink by one third. But there are green shoots of recovery emerging. 2017 saw modest growth, aided by industry efforts to better engage with modern consumers. And continued innovation by the trade could bear fruit over the coming years.

Categories: Market insights, Jewellery

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Published 17th May 2018

Gold 2048 brings together industry-leading experts from across the globe to analyse how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years with key insights from authors such as George Magnus, senior economist; Rick Lacaille, Global Chief Investment Officer of State Street Global Advisors; and Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold.

Published 10th May 2018

Over the long run, economic growth is a key driver of gold demand, especially in emerging market countries where there is high affinity for gold as jewellery and investment. At the same time, gold tends to perform well in period of crisis.

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Published 8th May 2018

Since their introduction in 2003, gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have transformed the gold investment market. Read our Gold-backed ETF primer for an overview of the history, features and benefits of gold-backed ETFs.

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Published 8th May 2018

Formal, large-scale gold mining is complex and geographically diverse. Our gold mine production primer explains the life-cycle of a gold mine and the ways in which responsible gold mining can have a significant positive economic impact.

Categories: Market insights, Supply

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Published 8th May 2018

Price discovery is crucial for any market, and the gold market is no exception. Our gold prices primer gives a comprehensive overview of the LBMA Gold price – an important global benchmark – and looks at the mechanisms determining the local gold price in China and India, the two largest consumer gold markets.

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Published 8th May 2018

Recycled gold – old gold sold for cash – is a vital part of the market. Our recycled gold primer explains the factors that affect recycling and considers the differences between jewellery and industrial recycling.

Categories: Market insights, Recycling

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