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.
05 Feb 2018 - General equity prices around the world have fallen sharply over the past couple of days, while gold has steadied. Are equities following bitcoin down - the latter has fallen almost 60% in the past month? But be warned - precious metals could fall too...
05 Feb 2018 - The China Gold Association has announced new figures confirming that China remains the world's largest gold consumer but we think this substantially understates the true picture of real Chinese gold flows
02 Feb 2018 - Annual Swiss gold export figures for 2017 show exports at the lowest level for 11 years, but still substantial, with over 80% headed for Asia and the Middle East.
30 Jan 2018 - Three non-U.S. banks and six individuals are facing criminal proceedings over alleged spoofing activities in the precious metals futures markets.
27 Jan 2018 - Futures market activity and gentle dollar support prevented gold ending the week above the psychological US$1,350 level.
24 Jan 2018 - This morning saw the dollar index (DXY) consolidate below 90 and the gold price in dollars hit $1,350, although it has actually fallen in some key currencies like the UK pound which is at its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote.
23 Jan 2018 - In an interview at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, Sprott's Rick Rule says that god will do well this year but is not on the verge of a 'break out' but some gold stocks could be.
21 Jan 2018 - In adding another 9.33 tonnes to its official gold reserve the nation's figure is now within 4 tonnes of China's reported figure.
18 Jan 2018 - The big money, which may be keeping the gold price suppressed for whatever reason, looks to be capping the rising price at around the $1,340 level. Will this continue - or be overridden by a falling U.S. dollar?
14 Jan 2018 - Precious metals prices have got off to a good start in the first two weeks of the year with pgms leading the way,
13 Jan 2018 - The gold price has just had a strong week - at least in US dollar terms, but silver has been left behind a bit, although did make something of a late run.
08 Jan 2018 - China has once again reported a zero increase in its official gold reserve meaning it appears not to have raised its gold reserve level ever since its currency became part of the IMF's SDR basket in October last year.