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February 18, 2013, 10:52 AM

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The World Gold Council published a report last week but a lot of other things had happened on the precious metals market so we didn't comment on it in Friday's Premium Update. However, the report raises a few important questions and quite a few eyebrows, so we decided it to examine it over the weekend and provide you with its analysis in today's extra Premium Update.

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Aug Market Overview

Gold Market Overview

In the last edition of the Market Overview we analyzed the nature of gold and defined it as a global monetary asset rather than a commodity. Because of its nature, neither mining production nor industrial demand nor consumer demand nor central banks’ demand drives the gold price. In reality the casual relationship takes place in the opposite direction: the gold price affects these categories of demand. We concluded that the investment demand drives the gold prices, because only professional investors (not consumers) provoke a stable, sustainable rise (or decline) in the gold price. This time we will focus on the investment demand and its determinants.

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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