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Alarming Rise in Global Debt Levels to wake up Gold from Slumber

The medium- to long-term investment case for gold, I believe, looks even brighter. Many unsettling risks loom on the horizon—not least of which is a record amount of global debt—that could potentially spell trouble for the investor who hasn’t adequately prepared with some allocation in a “safe haven. Paying down this debt will not be easy. Another crisis could be in the works.

Fundamentals in place for Gold with Fed Tightening amid Unjustified Stock Market Valuations

The S&P 500 Index has reached new, all-time highs. While the current stock market does not have the same feeling of mania seen before the tech bust, in the context of an economy that struggles to achieve 2% growth, we struggle to justify current stock market valuations – and remember, the Fed is tightening. Gold should also benefit if the US dollar trend seen so far in 2017 continues.

You know why You need Gold Investment, Here's how You go about Investing in Gold

Not everyone has a demat account to buy gold ETFs, nor are all comfortable of storing physical gold bars and coins. With investing in gold jewellery, besides the cost of gold, consider making charges, charges on stones, if any, purity and buyback offer. If you plan on investing in gold, there are many options. Here are the major gold products so that you can see what suits you best.

Here's what Investors in the Gold Mining Sector can look Forward to

In contrast to more volatile stock market investments, gold has always been valued as a solid and dependable means to protect wealth. There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the gold mining industry for both the short term and long term. Herein, we have discussed what investors in the gold mining sector can look forward to in the coming months and years.

India’s Hunger for Gold is Legendary - But who are these Gold Buyers?

India’s hunger for gold is not surprising – people have been complaining about the “drain of gold” into India for ages. In Q1, 2017, India’s demand for gold jewellery was 92.3 tonnes, v/s 22.9 tonnes from the US & demand for gold bars and coins was 31.2 tonnes in Q1 2017 v/s 16.2 tonnes from the US. But where in India does the gold go to? And who are the people who buy all this gold jewellery?

Investors Should Prepare for Flight to Gold - Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank published a special report on the global gold sector, stating “investors should prepare for a flight to gold” in the uncertain global climate. It also emphasizes the importance of looking for the gold stocks that offer better value, growth or leverage. Concerns over terrorism, probes into Trump’s links to Russia and doubts that the Fed will raise rates in June may drive investors to gold.

Gold Prices Could Hit $1,500 in 2017 Amid Imbalances & Weak Supply

Gold and silver are off to a good start in 2017. We’ve talked earlier about negative real rates supporting prices, and some other potential market movers that could drive demand for the yellow metal specifically. Here’s Frank Holmes on more in terms of potential catalysts that may drive things for the rest of the year & about the more upside in the precious metals.

Rising Gold Prices & Gold Demand in India - A Major Cause for Optimism

India’s citizens are reportedly turning to gold as a safe haven amid doubts about paper money. It’s actually unusual to see India’s demand growing when gold prices are going up. The fact that prices and demand are rising in tandem could signal an important and positive shift in fundamentals — watch for April import figures in a few weeks to see if the trend continues.

Analysis - The Macroeconomic Drivers of the Gold Price

There are essentially two types of gold price drivers worth discussing: measurable ones and those that cannot be measured. Most of the “measurable” macroeconomic fundamentals that are considered important drivers of the gold price are either mixed/neutral or bearish at the moment. However, there are good reasons to believe that several of them will turn gold-bullish.

India's Obsession & President Trump to Boost Gold Demand

The return of physical gold demand in India after two successive droughts is a huge cushion for international gold prices and with the ongoing wedding season and the upcoming list of festivals, the prospect of a further rise in gold demand looks bright. Appreciation in the Indian rupee has come as a blessing in disguise for buyers who were postponing gold purchases.

Stronger Demand & Weaker US Dollar To Push Gold Prices Higher

The peaking of US real yields and the downward pressure building on the US dollar are positives for gold prices. Meanwhile, we expect global jewellery demand & investor demand to pick up in line with the overall improvement in the global economy and in gold demand centres in particular. It would be the first time in five years that demand will be higher than supply.

Why is India's Gold Demand, the Best Hope for Gold Prices

The main boost to gold prices in 2017 may well come from India, formerly the world’s top consumer of the precious metal. Indian gold demand was pummeled in 2016, but there are positive signs that India is recovering, with gold imports jumping to 50 tonnes in February, up more than 82 percent from the same month in 2016, according to data provided by GFMS.

Physical Gold Demand is Collapsing - Nothing Could be Further Away From The Truth

The idea that retail bullion sales represents global demand for physical gold and silver & that the demand for physical gold is collapsing is seeded in either ignorance or mal-intent. Nothing could be further from the truth. Retail demand at the margin has no affect on price other than maybe the price premiums in the coin market based on mint supply and retail demand.

Any Global Event could send Gold Prices Soaring, Add a fall in Mine Supply to the Woes

The gold mining industry remains challenged by the legacy of fewer discoveries & most of those discoveries are of lower ore grades. Tight economics, quirky legal & regulatory environments in many countries hamper gold production. Add it all up & you have a recipe for falling production. Geopolitical tensions & uncertainty are rising around the world. Any global event could send gold prices soaring.

Chinese Gold Holdings Estimated at a Whopping 19,500 metric tons

Because of the obscure nature of the Chinese gold market and the reluctance of Chinese officials to show their hand, nobody has been able to accurately calculate how much gold the Chinese have amassed since about 2000, when they began amassing it. Jansen came up with an estimate of total Chinese gold holdings: 19,500 metric tons, or 21,495 U.S. tons, at the end of January 2017.

Central Banks’ Attitude to Gold Allocation to Undergo a Massive Change

Demand for physical gold, to escape the alternative of counterparty risk on deposits with Eurozone banks, is bound to grow. One suspects that the Eurozone area will be the first to see widespread gold buying by high net worth individuals, trying to protect themselves from a systemic event that has become all but certain, and will even threaten the entire banking system.

Why Central Banks & IMF Were Forced To Rig The Gold Market

Looking at this new information, I had no idea of the amount of Fed, Central Bank and IMF gold market intervention until I put all the pieces together. While most of the folks in the precious metals community realize that the Fed and Central Banks have sold gold into the market to depress the price, this new evidence puts the gold market it in an entirely DIFFERENT LIGHT.

Gold Futures Speculators Missed the Boat - What Happens When They Begin Buying?

Distracted by extreme Trumphoria market distortions, futures speculators have totally missed this gold boat. They won’t stay on the sidelines for long though as gold keeps powering higher. They will rush to get properly positioned for more gold upside. All that coming buying will feed on itself and really accelerate gold’s new upleg, catapulting gold prices much higher.

LME Hands Gold Banks License to Print Money

Since the US government has essentially declared it wants exchanges to be the depositories for risk instead of Banks, the Banks are going to start buying exchanges. The banks are creating a new vehicle to capture lost business, this one is in Gold. And its goal is to get in the middle of every Gold deal being bought in the East.

Gold Investment is now Insurance for Long-Term Protection against Inflation

Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5% YoY in Jan. Significant increases in inflation will ultimately increase the price of gold. Investment in gold now is insurance for long-term protection. Major stock indices continued to hit fresh all-time highs & it’s important to temper the exuberance with a little prudence, making gold’s investment case even more attractive.

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