15 Jul 2018 - China has again reported a zero increase in its official gold reserves to the IMF for the 20th successive month increasing speculation that it is building up its gold holdings in other non-reported accounts.
14 Jul 2018 - The Republic of South Africa (RSA) used to be by far the world's biggest gold producer but output there peaked nearly 50 years ago and has been on the decline ever since.
11 Jul 2018 - The U.S.-China trade (tariff) war appears to be escalating and markets are reacting nervously accordingly.
10 Jul 2018 - Gold looked as though it might be about to break out from its recent weak trading range, but has been brought back down to earth by a stronger dollar
06 Jul 2018 - Chinese gold demand as measured by SGE gold withdrawals seems to be holding up well and has already exceeded 1,000 tonnes at the half year mark
01 Jul 2018 - Gold and silver may be down in price year to date, but other assets - apart from oil - have performed little better and some, like bitcoin, infinitely worse
27 Jun 2018 - Russia has been by far the biggest buyer of gold for its central bank as reported monthly to the IMF, but recently Turkey has joined in as the second largest reported buyer of gold for its central bank.
25 Jun 2018 - Latest Swiss gold export figures point to continuing strong Chinese demand in May, although Indian demand still fairly low
23 Jun 2018 - Dr Martin Murenbeeld firmly believes that it is inevitable that the U.S. dollar will have to be devalued against gold as an ultimate result of escalations in President Trump's tariff impositions.
22 Jun 2018 - Precious metals prices would probably also suffer short term should there be a global equities downturn, but they would likely recover faster and better.
21 Jun 2018 - Russia added another 18.66 tonnes of gold to its reserves in May bringing it ever closer to the 2,000 tonne level.
19 Jun 2018 - Gold only held the $1,300 level briefly before being brought down to earth by stronger dollar, profit taking or manipulation - take your choice!
14 Jun 2018 - Any perceived accord between Presidents Trump and Kim Jong Un has been something of an irrelevance to precious metals with the FOMC meeting seen as more important to prices. Precious metals have been rising despite the Fed's hawkish indications.
09 Jun 2018 - Virtually every day in the past week or so the gold price has followed an almost identical pattern. It has been range bound and has been kept from rising above $1,300 for all but a few minutes.
08 Jun 2018 - China's forex reserves at end-May fell to the lowest level for seven months, but over a quarter of the fall will have been due to the reduced value of its gold reserves due to a weakening gold price.