19 Mar 2018 - As the FOMC meeting, and accompanying rate increase decision approaches gold is, yet again, seeing a degree of weakness, but with both equities and bonds looking vulnerable we don't see the U.S. Fed pushing for more rate rises and gold, and the other...
16 Mar 2018 - The latest edition of the always thought-provoking newsletter - Things that make you go hmm... - takes a look at U.S. Fed policies and their likely effect on markets and investment suggestions to avoid Fed-generated pitfalls.
15 Mar 2018 - 2017 may well prove to be the year of peak gold production, but any near-term downturn is likely to be very small indeed in percentage terms and may thus prove to be something of an irrelevance in near term gold price performance.
12 Mar 2018 - China has once again reported a zero increase in its national gold holdings as reported to the IMF in February and once again we find this figure difficult to believe.
08 Mar 2018 - Top independent precious metals consultancy, Metals Focus, sees Chinese consumer demand for gold in a positive light this year
06 Mar 2018 - China's SGE gold withdrawals for February are marginally down on 2017 but this will primarily be due to the mid-month timing of the Chinese New Year. It occurred in late January last year.
04 Mar 2018 - Although global gold output is estimated to have risen marginally in 2017 the increase was so small that Peak Gold is probably already with us. Australia is one country which saw gold production rise in 2017 - to the highest level since 1999.
28 Feb 2018 - A positive view on gold's fundamentals as demand, particularly in Asia, remains positive and new mined production may just be beginning to fall.
27 Feb 2018 - The latest Metals Focus Newsletter sees the German court decision to allow two cities to ban older diesel vehicles from polluted areas as yet another headwind for platinum
23 Feb 2018 - Latest gold export figures from Switzerland for January show Chinese demand still running strong
21 Feb 2018 - Russia has added another 18.7 tonnes of gold to its reserves in January which puts it ahead of China as the world's fifth largest national gold holder - but is it in reality?
20 Feb 2018 - The Chinese are off on their New Year holidays which gives the precious metals bears additional opportunity to influence the markets.
16 Feb 2018 - The recent huge dives in equity markets have left them struggling to find their feet - a new direction remains obscure. For the moment gold is benefiting, but silver being left behind
14 Feb 2018 - According to a Reuters report, the Russian Finance ministry has put Russian gold output in 2017 at 306.9 tonnes which probably means that Russia now becomes the world's second largest gold producer after China.
08 Feb 2018 - China's Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) has announce January gold withdrawal figures around 21% higher than a year ago. Meanwhile the nation's Central Bank has announced yet another month of zero official gold reserve increases.