Recent data from the World Gold Council showed that global demand in the first quarter was 1,034.5 tons. Gold supply during the same time frame was 1,032 tons. As you can see, supply is coming up short of demand.
Demand for gold is steady worldwide. Investors in Europe, especially in the UK and Germany, purchased eight times more gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) than investors in the United States
(Reuters) – Gold hit one-month highs on Wednesday in its longest stretch of gains in over two months as investors sought the safety of bullion in the face of an uncertain outcome to a key EU summit and after a…
Buyers and institutional investors generally buy Precious Metals from big banks.
London is the hub of the global spot gold market, with more than $26 billion in trades passing through the city’s clearing system each day. To avoid cost and security risks, bullion is not usually physically moved and deals are cleared through paper transfers.
Other significant markets for physical gold are India, China, the Middle East, Singapore, Turkey, Italy, and the United States.
Following are key facts about the market and different ways to invest in precious metal.
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