13 Dec 2016 - SGE gold withdrawals in November were a huge 40% higher than in October suggesting the annual total may yet reach 2,000 tonned
12 Dec 2016 - A kook at some of tghe points raised in the latest 'Things that make you go hmm..'newsletter pointing to some of the positives for gold in the current uncertain political and economic environment.
10 Dec 2016 - With gold dropping below $1,160 yesterday and an FOMC meeting this coming week seen as likely to reult in a raised U.S interest rate after a year of prevarication, what is in store for the gold price?
09 Dec 2016 - There are some major anomalies in gold supply and demand statistics, and activity which make accurate price forecasting virtually impossible
05 Dec 2016 - Despite an Italian referendum result which would seem to favour gold, the metal price plunged when markets opened following a brief upwards spike when the likely referendum result became apparent.
04 Dec 2016 - GFMS's Chinese gold consumption figures skewered by bullionstar.com's Koos Jansen
01 Dec 2016 - Since early November when comparative SGE and LBMA benchmarks gold prices were mostly similar, a wide disparity in Shanghai's favour seems to have been developing.
30 Nov 2016 - A likely U.S. Fed rate increase in December is but one of several factors which could affect the gold price negatively, or positively, in the days and months ahead.
09 Nov 2016 - The Donald Trump victory in the U.S. Presidential election saw gold soar, but then fall back sharply. So what next?
07 Nov 2016 - China's official gold purchases and SGE gold withdrawals both trending lower in October
25 Oct 2016 - Lower oil prices and Western sanctions have been adversely affecting Russia's current account to the extent that Pravda says the country may have to sell some of its gold and diamond stocks to compensate.
21 Oct 2016 - SGE gold withdrawal figures for September show an increase on the previous month's figure but are still well below the record 2015 level.
20 Oct 2016 - Since China returned from holiday it appears to have been the SGE gold price benchmark which has been setting the daily trend as some other demand indicators have been turning positive.
07 Oct 2016 - Gold has taken a knock this week with the Chinese markets closed, but the latest flash crash in the pound sterling has meant that in terms of the UK's domestic currency gold holders have fared rather better
06 Oct 2016 - The latest gold price crash was precipitated by big paper gold transactions without physical gold changing hands, at a time when the Chinese markets, which have been a stabilising influence, were closed for a holiday. Coincidence? We don't think so!