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Market Update: India's Budget - policy and progress

Published 15th February 2018

India, a nation that accounts for around a fifth of annual global gold demand, has a long history of gold-focused policies. These, however, have often distorted the market rather than achieving policymakers’ aims. Announcements in the Union Budget on 1 February 2018, however, suggest this might change.

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Published 13th February 2018

Ezechiel Copic, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy in conversation with Kenneth Sullivan, author of the new report Guidance for Monetary Authorities on the recommended practice in accounting for monetary gold on why the World Gold Council commissioned this guidance and how it can benefit monetary authorities.

Published 1st February 2018

In recent years, buy-and-hold investors such as pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have gradually increased their investments in alternative assets to diversify their portfolios and boost returns. ‘Alternatives’ make up 23% of SWF portfolios and 24% of global pension funds, up from single digits in 2000.

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Published 30th January 2018

Natalie Dempster, Managing Director, Central Banks & Public Policy at the World Gold Council in conversation with Will Jackson-Moore, Global Private Equity & Sovereign Investment Fund Leader at PwC on gold and alternative asset classes for Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Published 25th January 2018

Some commentators went as far as to claim cryptocurrencies could replace gold. Cryptocurrencies may become an established part of the financial system. But, in our view, gold is very different from cryptocurrencies.

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Published 23rd January 2018

Gold is a highly liquid yet scarce asset, and it is no one’s liability. It is bought as a luxury good as much as an investment. As such, gold can play four fundamental roles in a portfolio.

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Published 16th May 2016

Download our gold investment infographic; explaining key gold product groups. This graphic focusses on Bars & Coins, Gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds and Jewellery.

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Published 7th January 2016

This latest edition of our Investment Commentary examines gold’s performance in 2015 and explores the factors that may influence gold in 2016.

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Published 21st July 2015

Despite economic uncertainty in some regions, the gold price declined in the first half of 2015. While puzzling to some investors, this is consistent with market expectations that the risks could be contained. We believe that the gold price already reflects a possible rate hike later this year and that the US-centred perspective is missing a more comprehensive view of the market.

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Published 28th January 2015

Despite deflationary conditions, World Gold Trust Services CEO William Rhind discuses recent inflows into the GLD.

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Published 27th October 2014

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