Thursday, August 1, 2013

WGC Report - What Drives Gold?

The latest World Gold Council report is out, in summary it details the following:

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Gold and US interest rates: a reality check

An in-depth analysis on the true relationship between gold and US real interest rates – and how it has changed over time – disproving common misconceptions and exploring gold’s portfolio performance during different interest rate environments.

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What drives gold? Factors that influence the asset class and its role in a portfolio

An examination of the seven primary factors influencing gold’s performance: currencies, global inflation, interest rates, consumer spending and income growth, market risks, short-term investment flows and supply-related drivers.

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The role of gold in defined-contribution plans: Mexico case study

A study exploring the benefits of having gold as an integral component of retirement portfolios, focusing on the Mexican pension fund experience.

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