Gold sharply extended its gains for a second day on Thursday and more than made up the losses suffered earlier in the week. Though the metal was slightly lower at the time of this writing on Friday, it is still holding in the positive territory for the week and thus remains on course to post its second two-week rally since the second week of August.
Even in a frozen metals price market, it only takes one event to shake off the paper manipulation keeping prices below what supply and demand fundamentals of a free market would dictate. And when that correction comes, it could happen quickly.
Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries, including dentistry and medicine, electrical engineering, construction and aerospace manufacturing.
Canadian natural gas prices have held up so well that the majors are taking strategic positions to prepare for an eventual demand spike. But the paydays could be delayed depending on the outcome of the Canadian federal election on Oct. 19.
In an early morning vigilante move a group of investors in the city of Kunming, China in only what can be described as “daring citizen’s arrest” accosted a Mr. Shan Jiuliang, the Head of the Exchange, and turned him over to the police.
China's gold demand this year is expected to at least hold steady with last year at just under 1,000 tonnes and will not likely be dented by this week's currency devaluation, the World Gold Council (WGC) said.