Subscribe for 12 months with recurring billing - $199

Buy 12 months of subscription time - $199

 

Search Gold Prices
Gold Price
[Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]
Our RSS Feed

Gold Updates by Mail

Enter your email address:

Follow Us on Twitter
« The Last Tango of the Currencies will end in Golds favour | Main | The White House: No Plan ‘B’ »
Sunday
May222011

Shanghai Gold Exchange Planning to Start ETF

Shanghai Gold Exchange 23 May 2011.JPG

Another gold ETF needing to be fed with copious amounts of physical gold bodes well for the demand side of the gold equation. With $483 million raised in January the Chinese have signaled their support for such a product, so coupled with increasing demand for the metal of Kings, it will be worth watching how this one performs. The rise of the ETF as a investment/trading vehicle has been phenomenal and if the Chinese get the 'bug' then there is telling just how large this ETF could become.


The Shanghai Gold Exchange is planning to start exchange-traded funds, tapping rising demand in China, the biggest investment market for the precious metal.

There are some complexities, as the central bank is in charge of gold management, while we still need to go through the procedures for launching new exchange products,” Wang Zhe, chairman of the bourse, said at a Shanghai forum. There is no timetable and the exchange is working with regulators on the plan, Wang said. China is the world’s largest gold producer and second-largest in overall consumption.

Gold investment demand by China more than doubled in the first quarter, overtaking India to become the largest market for gold coins and bars, the World Gold Council said May 19. Bullion jumped to a record $1,577.57 an ounce this month as investors sought a store of value amid rising inflation and concerns about the strength of the global recovery.

China doesn’t have gold ETFs and investors usually choose to buy physical gold, or invest through contracts traded on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, the Shanghai Futures Exchange or through banks. Lion Fund Management Co. in January said it raised more than 3.2 billion yuan ($483 million) for China’s first gold fund to be invested in overseas exchange-traded products.

Demand Jumps

Investment demand in China jumped 123 percent to 90.9 metric tons in the first three months. Total consumption including jewelry gained 47 percent from a year ago to 233.8 tons, the council said. That still lags behind India’s 291.8 tons. China demand may double before 2020, the council said.

Global investment increased 26 percent to 310.5 tons in the quarter. While bar and coin purchases climbed 52 percent to 366.4 tons, holdings in exchange-traded products backed by the metal declined. ETP assets dropped 69.9 tons from December through March, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, after reaching a record 2,114.6 tons.

Billionaire investor George Soros sold 99 percent of his bullion-backed SPDR Gold Trust assets and all 5 million shares in the iShares Gold Trust in the first quarter, a government filing showed this week. John Paulson, the biggest investor in the SPDR Gold Trust, maintained his positions.



Regardingwww.skoptionstrading.com, we are pleased to report that we closed last week with two more profitable trades. The stats and the charts have been updated accordingly.


Our model portfolio is up 338.11% since inception
An annualized return of 128.07%
Average return per trade of 40.41%
81 closed trades, 78 closed at a profit
Average trade open for 46.27days


sk chart 22 May 2011.JPG



The above progress chart shows our performance when profits are re-invested, however, to see exactly how it is going, please click this link.

So, the question is: Are you going to make the decision to join us today.

Stay on your toes and have a good one.

Got a comment then please add it to this article, all opinions are welcome and very much appreciated by both our readership and the team here.


To stay updated on our market commentary, which gold stocks we are buying and why, please subscribe to The Gold Prices Newsletter, completely FREE of charge. Simply click here and enter your email address. (Winners of the GoldDrivers Stock Picking Competition 2007)

For those readers who are also interested in the silver bull market that is currently unfolding, you may want to subscribe to our Free Silver Prices Newsletter.

For those readers who are also interested in the nuclear power sector you may want to subscribe to our Free Uranium Stocks Newsletter, just click here.






PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>