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Towards the end of 2011 India’s gold and silver imports fell. Upon conclusion of the festival season – which started back in October with the Diwali festival of light, followed by the wedding season – local dealers reported that demand for precious metals had decreased more than expected, owing to weakness in the rupee. Nevertheless, over the whole of 2011 Indian demand for gold jewellery increased by 5 to 7 % in comparison with 2010. Indian dealers remain optimistic for 2012, with locals expecting Indian gold jewellery sales to increase another 10 to 15% this year. This is good news for precious metals bulls, as India is the second largest […]
I consider gold and silver to be the bedrock asset of an investment portfolio. In other words, it is the foundation stone upon which the rest of a portfolio is built. Given this important role in which I hold the precious metals, it is essential to keep them safe. Safety can mean different things to different people. Until recently, for example, many investors believed that Switzerland was isolated from the world’s monetary turmoil. They therefore thought that the Swiss franc was a safe place to keep their money, but the illusion of safety vanished instantly when the Swiss National Bank announced that it would not let the Swiss franc strengthen […]
When it comes to picking gold mining names in the current market environment, John Stephenson, author and portfolio fund manager at First Asset Investment Management, believes that buying the “best of breed” is the way to go. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he explains his reasoning in light of how the current global economic environment is affecting prospects for the metals markets and valuations of mining company stocks. He also talks about his favorite picks in a range of three production classes and why he likes them. COMPANIES MENTIONED: AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LTD. – AURICO GOLD INC – BARRICK GOLD CORP. – GOLDCORP INC. – IAMGOLD CORP. – KINROSS GOLD CORP. – […]
Though it has yet to break through selling resistance at $1,650, gold has recorded small gains in trading this morning following on from Friday’s announcement from Standard & Poor’s that they were going to downgrade France from a Triple A credit rating to an AA+. Friday the 13th was an apt choice of days for S&P’s decision, with the rating agency also cutting the ratings of Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia. Markets received early inkling of this move, with the euro falling below US$1.27 during trading on Friday (though S&P’s announcement was delayed until after markets had closed). Short interest in the euro is now at […]
Jim Sinclair explains how to get past emotion, how to make a smart investment decision and what he expects from gold & silver investments.
This infographic gives you a lot of valuable insights about gold in our world : volumes, mining, countries, usage and more. Here are some highlights of the facts in this infographic that you could easily memorize. Did you know that : the gold price has been increasing for the past 12 years, while before it was rather flat with the exception of the gold bull market between 1970 – 1980 on average only 5 gold rings per person are currently available, based on the availability of gold above the ground 52% of the mined gold in the world is used for jewelry and only 16% for investments by far the highest […]
The price of gold started the year on a positive note, rebounding from support at $1,550 per troy ounce back towards $1,600 and extending its decade long bull market. The future looks just as bright …