Double Check Hallmarked Jewellery

wealthymattersOnly 30 percent of Indian gold jewellery is currently hallmarked and there are widespread differences in purity and an average under-caratage of anywhere from 10-15 percent.Some 80 percent of high value items are hallmarked, but for medium and low valued category only 10 percent is hallmarked.

But the real sting is in what the WGC has to say : “Till date even hallmarked jewelleries are not that credible in India. It is not fool proof as the original BIS policy has intended it to be. To make hallmarking more credible there should be independent checks by BIS of the hallmarking centres. The enforcement should be much more rigorous.”

So, do make the effort to double-check the purity of your purchases, just to be sure that you are getting what you paid for.

Cost Of Mining Gold

With all the talk of returning to a gold standard in some or other way, do take a look at the gold production cost in the US.

Then you will get the Buffett wisdom of not betting against the US.

Not to say that other countries challenging the US for pole position won’t provide good opportunities for agile people to make money.


Bullion Alert

More than the bond market, we are likely to have a crisis in the gold and silver market.

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History tells us that every fractional banking system throughout the ages has collapsed under the weight of far too many liabilities piled on top of too few assets to back those liabilities.  This one eventually will collapse as well.

Going by what happened to the Hunt Brothers, the US government will step in to ward off by any means, any speculator taking on the Comex.So even while playing this bet will take less than 2% the size of the bet made by Soros against the British monetary system, we’ll have to wait for an entity not under Uncle Sam’s control to lay this bet.

Interesting Article By Hugo Salinas Price

wealthymattersI’d be surprised if such profound changes came about quickly and without war. But even a fraction of this coming true, will help gold owning Indians. And the government won’t have to go to the trouble of gold monetization schemes to get gold to be put to productive use.Of course, equally possible in such a case would be gold seizures. Read more of this post

Nilesh Shah On Gold @KotakSecurities #KotakMidCapMeet15

wealthymattersPaper Investors have a fundamental difference in thinking from those who prefer tangible assets.
His argument is that as India is the only buyer of gold, the day we all wish to sell, we will find no buyers offering a good price. Banks are prohibited by law to buy-back gold and jewelers have stocked up gold on credit.
My understanding is that, gold sold at the time of large scale distress, such as war or its aftermath, might not get us a good price in any given currency, but gold is “money” that is directly exchangeable for goods and services.
Buying gold is a statement on non confidence in the currency of any given country. And the establishment that devalues it.


And in anycase, Mr Nilesh Shah is wrong on fact. Indians are not the only buyers of gold.

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