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  • Gold Demand Trends Q1 2022

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    Gold Demand Trends Q1 2022

    2022-04-28T13:55:00Z

    Gold market sees solid start to 2022

  • The Case for Gold in DC Asset Allocations

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    The Case for Gold in DC Asset Allocations

    2022-04-20T13:50:00Z

    The traditional Defined Contribution (DC) investment portfolio made up of equities and bonds has worked well for investors for a long time. For much of the last 15 years, the environment that has afforded this success has been driven by central bank actions such as ultra-low interest rates and quantitative easing.

  • Gold Outlook 2022 - Despite potential rate hikes, real rates remain low

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    Gold Outlook 2022 - Despite potential rate hikes, real rates remain low

    2022-01-13T11:29:00Z

    Gold may face similar dynamics in 2022 to those of last year, as competing forces support and curtail its performance. Near term, the gold price will likely react to real rates in response to the speed at which global central banks tighten monetary policy and their effectiveness in controlling inflation. 

  • Gold ETFs had net outflows of US$9bn in 2021 led by North American funds

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    Gold ETFs had net outflows of US$9bn in 2021 led by North American funds

    2022-01-07T10:32:00Z

    Physically backed gold ETFs saw global outflows of 173 tonnes (t) (-US$9.1bn, -4.0% AUM) in 2021. Collective gold holdings were down 5% to 3,570t for the year, while assets under management (AUM) in value terms dropped 9% to US$209bn as net outflows were compounded by a 4% contraction in the gold price.

  • Gold Market Commentary - Offsetting inflation and a stronger dollar kept gold little changed in November

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    Gold Market Commentary - Offsetting inflation and a stronger dollar kept gold little changed in November

    2021-12-07T15:16:00Z

    Gold rose 2% in November based on the LBMA reference price, rallying early in the month before giving up most of those gains in the following weeks.1 Gold’s performance came against a backdrop of weaker equities and commodities, lower yields, and US dollar strength. The path of the gold price in November was marked by several key moves:

  • Global gold-backed ETF holdings and flows

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    Global gold-backed ETF holdings and flows

    2021-12-07T15:12:00Z

    Gold-backed ETFs and similar products account for a significant part of the gold market, with institutional and individual investors using them to implement many of their investment strategies. Flows in ETFs often highlight short-term and long-term opinions and desires to holding gold. 

  • The social and economic contribution of gold mining

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    The social and economic contribution of gold mining

    2021-12-07T15:07:00Z

    This report provides quantitative insights into how large-scale mining (LSM), and specifically mines operated by World Gold Council (WGC) member companies, contributes to economic advancement and improves livelihoods at a global, national and local community level. The report aims to inform and deepen the on-going discussion of the overall benefits of gold mining on host communities and countries, and to consider how those benefits can most effectively be supported and sustained.

  • Accounting for monetary gold

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    Accounting for monetary gold

    2021-07-22T11:32:00Z

    Monetary authorities, including central banks and finance ministries, currently hold more than 33,000 tonnes of gold, worth approximately US$1.4 trillion, at today’s prices – making these official institutions among the world’s largest holders of gold. 

  • Gold mid-year outlook 2021 - Creating opportunities from risks

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    Gold mid-year outlook 2021: Creating opportunities from risks

    2021-07-08T09:01:00Z

    Interest rates will likely remain key drivers of financial assets. Gold is no exception. Yet, the negative impact of higher rates will likely be offset by the longer lasting effects and unintended consequences of expansionary monetary and fiscal policies created to support the global economy.

  • Global gold-backed ETF holdings and flows

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    Global gold-backed ETF holdings and flows

    2021-07-08T08:52:00Z

    Flows into global gold ETFs were mostly flat in June, with slight inflows of 2.9 tonnes (US$191mn). Inflows into North American and Asian funds were primarily offset by outflows from European funds. Global AUM stands at 3,624t (US$206bn), approximately 7% shy of the October 2020 record tonnage high of 3,909t.

  • Strategic Edge Video Series - Bob Haber of Proficio Capital Partners

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    Strategic Edge Video Series: Bob Haber of Proficio Capital Partners

    2021-07-07T10:16:00Z

    Bob Haber, Founder, Partner and CIO at Proficio Capital Partners joins us for this edition of our Strategic Edge video series. In this dynamic two-part conversation with Joe Cavatoni, our Head of Americas, Bob shares his insights on topics including the balanced investing approach, diversification strategy, asset classes to watch in the next decade, and the cryptocurrency landscape.

  • Alasdair McKinnon of The Scottish Investment Trust

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    Strategic Edge Video Series: Alasdair McKinnon of The Scottish Investment Trust

    2021-07-06T15:05:00Z

    Joining us for this episode in our Strategic Edge video series is Alasdair McKinnon, Manager at The Scottish Investment Trust. In conversation with John Reade, our Chief Market Strategist, Alasdair discusses the key themes for investors post-pandemic, the allocation approach of The Scottish Investment Trust and looking ahead, some key areas of opportunity.