Social Gold Mine

A great new piece out from Koos Jansen in time for the weekend. In the last couple of months Sprott has gained a lot of publicity for questioning the World Gold Council’s data on gold imports. But the man who has really been digging, in terms of China’s numbers, is Koos. He has some amazing numbers to report, that really outshine anything from the WGC.

As we mentioned this morning, there has been much chatter on the issue of gold market manipulation in recent weeks. This morning we reported that the German regulator is looking into Deutsche Bank’s role in the gold price fix. This afternoon the news is that the Swiss regulator is looking into opening the gold market.

We have written a lot in the past on how gold will react in inflationary and deflationary environments. We have reported how gold hasn’t always been a great hedge against inflation. Below is a link to an interesting debate on this very matter.

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Jan Skoyles

Jan Skoyles is Head of Research at The Real Asset Company, a platform for secure and efficient gold investment. Jan first became interested in precious metals and sound money when she met Ned Naylor-Leyland whilst working alongside him in the summer of 2010. Jan then went on to write her undergraduate dissertation on the use of precious metals in the monetary system. After graduating from Aston University in 2011 Jan joined The Real Asset Co research desk. Her work and views are now featured on a range of media including BBC, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Mail on Sunday, Forbes and The Telegraph. She has appeared on news channels including Russia Today to discuss the gold price and gold investing. You can keep up with Jan’s commentary by subscribing to our RSS feed Gold Investment News.

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