Gold ETF Demand soared in 2016

Total Gold demand increased by 2% in 2016, mostly driven by ETF demand. In fact, ETF demand accounted for more than 100% of the increase. All other sectors saw a decline in demand. The worst was jewellery demand that declined rapidly in the first 3 quarters, but picked up again in the fourth quarter. Highlights


Huge ETF demand fuelled Gold price move!

The World Gold Council released their Gold Supply and Demand report today. We already know the US$ gold price appreciated by 17% in the first quarter of 2016. Now we know that this drive was almost entirely caused by a massive demand for Gold ETFs. Inflows into ETFs of 360 tonnes were the highest since


Gold’s spectacular 2 month rally!

The Gold price had a spectacular rally of 18% in less than two months from $1,050 to $1,240. Yesterday’s $40 move made everybody take note. Let’s take a step back and look at the World Gold Council’s (WGC) statistics for the 4th quarter of 2015 that were published yesterday. After declines in the first half-year,

Daily market wrapsEducational and learning materialSA markets and economyTrader insights

The Morning Digest – so much info every day.

The Sanlam Private Wealth Morning Digest is filled with data, information and commentaries, available every day from Sanlam iTrade Online. You can have the Morning Digest emailed to you every morning. Just register as a trading client or an iView client and select the option in “User Settings” under “Trading & Portfolio”. iView access is

Gold price from 2010 to 2015
Educational and learning materialGlobal investment researchSA markets and economyUS markets and economy

Gold bar and coin demand continues to slip!

The World Gold Council just released demand and supply statistics for 2014. There are no surprises on the supply side with total mine production up 2% to 3,114 tonnes. Total Gold supply, including recycled Gold, was flat for the year at 4,278 tonnes. On the demand side total jewellery demand declined by 10% to 2,153

SA markets and economy

Gold Jewellery Demand Drops 30%!

The World Gold Council just released second quarter demand and supply statistics. On the supply side not much happened with total supply increasing by 10% from the second quarter of 2013. What is interesting though is that producers are starting to hedge future production again. They hedged 50 tons in Q2 compared to -15 tons

SA markets and economyTrader insights

Investing in Gold – THE RIGHT WAY!

When the financial crisis really hit the markets in August 2008 I advised investors to strongly consider investing 10% or more of their portfolios in Gold. It was my opinion that even if the Paulson $750bn plan worked to stabilize the money markets, the consequences will be dramatic and lead to a global recession. I