WGC promotes buying physical gold

Buying bullion is an excellent option for people considering investing in liquid alternatives, the World Gold Council (WGC) has claimed. According to the organisation, gold exhibits many of the characteristics of ‘liquid alts’ but without a number of the disadvantages prone to this type of investment. Liquid alts are a...

Fed comments spark gold price rise

Gold prices continue to climb this month as geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty spook investors. Last week, the US Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates would remain the same for much of 2014, suggesting a recovery is not occurring as quickly as some would have hoped. Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

WGC calls meeting to reform London Gold Fix

The World Gold Council (WGC) intends to explore reforms to the London Gold Fix in an effort to modernise the system. The organisation, which is the market development body for the gold industry, announced it will host an industry discussion forum to discuss potential changes. According to the WGC, the...

The dangers of ETF gold

People who are intent on buying gold may consider an exchange-traded fund (ETF) as an option, however this method can be fraught with dangers. The 2004 launch of the SPDR Gold Trust ETF, which operates under the ticker symbol GLD, allowed investors to purchase the yellow metal without possessing bullion...

Indian trade ministry supports gold import changes

India’s Trade Secretary Rajeev Kher has confirmed the trade ministry supports reducing gold import duties. Mr Kher, commenting after the release of the country’s latest export figures, said he and his department encourage changes that would positively affect the precious metal markets. He stated: “The ministry is in favour of...

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