Gold Market Description
There is a significant and growing consensus among academics, independent researchers and asset allocation experts that gold is a hedging instrument and a safe haven asset. Gold bullion is used as a hedge against fluctuations and the devaluation of currencies, particularly the U.S. dollar.
Gold demand in the first half of the year dropped to its lowest level in 9 years while the global market declined 4% in the second quarter, according to the latest report from the World Gold Council. In its latest quarterly Gold Demand Trends report, the WGC said that global gold demand dropped to 964.3 tonnes, down from 1,008 tonnes consumed in the second quarter of 2017. For the first half of the year, global gold demand totaled 1,959 tonnes, a drop of 6% from the first half of last year.
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Market Fundamentals — Supply and Demand
Planned and unplanned capacity investments & closures
Macro - Exchange rates, GDP, Inflation rates, Industrial production
Historical price analysis
Table of Contents
1.1 Market Overview — Global
2.1 Short Term
2.2 Medium Term
2.3 Long term
3.1 Supply Chain Events – Global