What is the true demand for gold? How much is really available in any given year? Does supply and demand really determine the price of gold anymore? The Gold Report called Sprott and John Gravelle, global and Canadian mining leader for PwC, which produced the report for the World Gold Council, to find out.
Some people may look at the stock market and see economic recovery. Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management and Sprott Money looks at myriad other economic indicators and sees an economy still in decline.
The legendary chairman of Sprott Inc. says it's time for people to take matters into their own hands and that means pushing further and further into precious metals equities as well as physical gold and silver.
Labor problems and low prices have platinum mines closing in South Africa, and potential for acquisitions ripening. Analysts George Topping and Michael Scoon of Stifel Nicolaus discuss supply trends for platinum group metals as well as iron ore and other commodities.
Gold Fields' plans to take control of Venezuelan miner Bolivar Gold received a boost at the weekend as an independent proxy firm urged institutions to support the offer - after Scion Capital previously urged shareholders to reject it.
With South Africa's gold production declining, companies are under pressure to increase their international gold reserves. Hence, Gold Fields' offer for Bolivar Gold came even as a second potential South American project seemed close to fruition.