The Yellow Metal Fixation


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The Pros And Cons Of The Gold Standard


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The 500 per cent rise in the gold price since April 2001 prompted gold bugs to speculate about a new age of gold

Return Of The Barbarous Relic

Despite Gold’s Rising Popularity, Central Reserves To Continue Using Paper Money

John Milton wrote, “Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.” In the 19th and early 20th centuries, gold played a key role in international monetary transactions. The gold standard was used to back currencies, values were determined by its fixed relationship to gold and the precious metal was used to settle international accounts. Imbalances ininternational trade were settled by physical transfers of gold bullion. Read more of this post

Gold Smuggling


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Here is a fact I came a cross about a week ago.If you are trying to decide which way the price of gold will move short term, remember this fact.India’s official gold purchases might be down but consumption has probably not reduced as much as many pundits are positing, despite the high prices in Rupee terms.Mumbai gold prices are about Rs 1,500 per 10 grams higher than international prices

Wholesale Gold and Silver Prices


wealthymatters.comThe gold and silver  you buy passes through a complex system of wholesalers, stockists, bulk consumers, re-sellers, and retailers before it reaches your hand.Have you ever wanted to know what might be the prices the Big Boys pay to buy their bullion?After all such information may come in handy when bargaining for your small purchase.I find the wholesale price of bullion in Mumbai  here:http://www.bombaybullion.com/

Gold Prices on the Street


The recent fall in gold prices in the international markets made news headlines in India.The MCX mirrored the COMEX but things were a little different on the street.Here is a story from this week’s Wealth Times.Do read it for an idea of how ETFs react vis-a vis bullion and for how to try and get a discount out of your jeweller.

Is the fall in gold prices genuine

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wealthymatters.comWhen gold prices fell by more than 2,500 from 28,210 per 10 gm on 21 September to 25,685 on 29 September,people hailed the good news.But much to their disappointment,they found that it wasn’t as cheap as it was touted to be.While the yellow metal was trading at the 25,000 mark,most jewellers charged 27,500 per 10 gm,even 28,200 at some stores.When asked about the difference in the rates,jewellery store managers said that the rates quoted in the media were averaged out,so they were not applicable. Read more of this post

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