Market primer

Our Market Primers are a vital resource for anyone looking for more information on the structure and mechanics of the gold market. Packed with useful facts and statistics, each of these brief but comprehensive Primers gives an overview of a specific area of the gold market.

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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

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

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

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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