Gold Prices

Gold prices reflect the marketplace’s underlying value attributable to gold as determined by futures (derivatives) securities. Because gold is a resource commodity, its value is inherently volatile and, according to history, tends to trade in “mania” phases.

Gold prices in recent history have been quite strong, rising for the better part of a decade. Currently, gold prices have been experiencing a large price consolidation and many financial market participants feel that the commodity is about done its current price cycle.

Gold prices are influenced by a number of factors, including the value of the U.S. dollar, geopolitical events, and the perception among futures traders regarding global demand and supply for physical gold.

Strength in gold prices often reflects a view in the marketplace that there is uncertainty in the world. Their volatility makes them difficult to forecast and predict their direction. Because of this, the underlying commodity represents a risk-capital asset.

Currency Fluctuations and Troubled Global Economy to Drive Gold Higher

By Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gold Investors’ Insurance in 2015There are too many analysts who are concerned about deflation, a period during which the price of general goods declines. Because of this, analysts are not too keen on gold. They say the yellow metal is only good for one’s portfolio when there’s inflation. When prices are declining, it’s not really worth anything. I beg to diffe… Read More

Gold Prices Manipulated for Past Two Years?

By Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gold PricesSince the beginning of 2013, gold’s price action has been irrational. The fundamentals are getting better for gold in respect to demand and supply, but we see sudden, wild swings, often to the downside, on no news and for no apparent reason.

Those who closely follow precious metal prices will agree with me on this: many times in 2014, … Read More

Basic Supply and Demand Factors Will Drive Gold Prices Higher

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Basic Supply and Demand Factors Will Drive Gold PricesRegarding gold, there’s a daunting question going around these days: is the yellow metal worth buying? If you listen to the mainstream, you will hear them say it’s the worst investment possible for your portfolio. According to them, instead of protecting your wealth, this precious metal is doing the opposite. Some are going eve… Read More

India Buying 450% More Gold?

By Monday, October 27, 2014

How Can Gold Prices Possibly Go DownThe demand and supply situation for gold bullion, something I’ve often talked about in these pages, has taken a new course…one very favorable to gold bulls like me.

Gold buying in India is up 450% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the first nine months of 2013. (Source: Government of India, October 14, 2014.) The jump in go… Read More

A Rational Look at Gold

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rational Look at GoldThe fundamentals that drive gold prices higher are in full force and improving. Central banks are buying more of the precious metal (to add to their reserves), while countries that are known to be big consumers of gold bullion post increased demand.

According to the India Bullion & Jewellers’ Association, India’s monthly g… Read More