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How, What & Why India needs to do to Improvise it's Gold Market

The gold market in India is in a mess. Smuggling continues big time. Seizure of smuggled-in-gold barely accounts for 3% of volumes each year. Almost 90% of the gold in the markets is adulterated. So, can the situation be remedied? Yes, if there is political will, and the willingness to take a fresh look at gold markets. Here are the things that the government should do. Immediately.

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.

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?

Indian Gold Industry Hit on Both Fronts: Domestic Sales & Exports

After demonetisation, Indian gold buyers suddenly seem to have all gone into hibernation. The Indian gold industry, recovering with great difficulty from the shock of demonetisation, has been further attacked by a sudden hike in UAE’s gold import duty. UAE, which accounts for a third of India’s gold exports has increased duty on gold imports from 0.36% to 5%.

Are Gold and Silver still Trending up or Vulnerable to some Profit-Taking Yet?

Before you rush to buy into gold-backed ETFs, it’s wise to note that there are signs of profit-taking in gold. Gold and silver tend to move together. Investors monitor the gold-to-silver ratio to assess how expensive or cheap silver is, relative to gold, currently seen at around 70 – near the upper end of the range between 45 and 80. This tells us that silver is still cheap compared to gold.

A Long-Standing Love Affair Between India And Gold

India has never experienced a bear market of any consequence in gold. Since 1970 the Indian rupee has lost 88.7% of its purchasing power compared to the U.S. dollar. But the people’s purchasing power has been maintained thanks to gold. Maybe that is why people are reluctant to give up gold for a piece of government paper. Westerners may have something to learn from India’s love affair with gold.

The Investment Case For Gold Remains Intact: WGC

Crucially, the long-term investment case for gold is not based on short-term price movements. Gold plays a more important role in a portfolio. Drivers of gold demand respond differently to different economic conditions. Heightened systemic risk typically boosts gold’s role as an insurance asset. Economic growth boosts jewellery demand. This makes if far more than a simple commodity.

The Chinese Government’s Gold Policy - From The Horse’s Mouth

This is a detailed policy memo from the China’s highest government to let the various ministries & department know of the direction, intentions, progress & steps of development of the many facets and components of the gold market that serves both the gold industry and other areas of finance.

Another Phenomenon - Flights Arrive Laden With Gold

It’s raining gold at Kerala’s airport. Every plane landing from the Middle East here now carries 40-80 kg of gold, translating into Customs duties between Rs 86.8 lakh and Rs 1.74 crore – Gold smuggling is back as hiked import duty and restrictions make the precious metal even more precious.

India's Temples Guard Their Gold From Government

India’s temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings – perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox – amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy.

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