Is the time for investing in gold coming? Investors are beginning to be concerned about an economic slowdown while ceasing to believe in the growth of stock prices and therefore, they are looking for alternatives. And among them, the gold, considered a safe harbour for a long period of time. The gold has been bought by central banks which bought, according to the World Gold Council, the most gold since 1991 in 2018, as well as by investment funds.More
The rapid growth of gold slowed down during February. The steps of U.S. President Donald Trump and the FED statement had a very strong impact on the development of its price. It is confirmed that the value of shares is being influenced by setting of the US monetary policy rather than by the state of society and the economy. Therefore, the withdrawal of money pumped into the economy raises concerns of investors.
January followed our statement of 2019 being the year of gold at the beginning of the year. The December price growth continued, and in January, gold gained another 3%. In the last year, central banks realized the largest purchases of gold since 1971 when the gold standard had been abolished. There is an increase in demand of private investors that purchased 1,018 tons of gold in 2018.More
If we had to choose the most interesting month of 2018 as for the trading in the commodity and stock exchanges, surely that would be December. Stock indices have experienced the worst month in the last 80 years. Their decline was surpassed only by December 1930 when the Great Depression raged on. Investors are gradually getting rid of their stock investments. Miroslav Motejlek, the well-known Czech economic journalist and investor in stock markets, wrote on his Twitter account that he had already got rid of 80% of shares in his portfolio.More
Following October, November was also a very favourable month for gold and other precious metals. Though, the gold lost the threshold of 1,240 USD per troy ounce, it did not fall under the psychological limit of USD 1,200 per troy ounce, i.e. nor for a short period of time. Remaining above the threshold of USD 1,230 and subsequently above USD 1,250 per ounce for a longer period of time shall be important for its further development.More
Doubts about the future development of the stock market helped the price of gold in its growth. The fact that there’s something going on in the economy is supported by increased demand for gold. Central banks significantly strengthened their purchases; interest grew among private investors as well. Quarterly purchases of national banks were the highest ones since 2015, the annual demand of investors grew by 28%.More
The gold price oscillates at the limit of 1,200 USD per ounce while waiting for the crucial momentum which would trigger its rise exceeding the limit of 1,300 USD. Shall this be the trigger for the correction on stock markets? Central banks keep on their purchases and the National Bank of Poland, which had strengthened its gold reserves by 9 tonnes during summer months, joined “traditional” buyers.More
During the vacations, gold recorded its lowest level. The price of gold equal to 1,160 USD per ounce has been the lowest over the last year and half. The main reason for the decline of gold is the strengthening dollar which is gaining strength thanks to increasing of rates by the US central bank. Low prices aroused interest of investors and the Perth Mint Refinery reported an increase in sales of gold ingots and coins twice as much compared to the previous year.
2 July 2018, Prague – Volatility of the monitored precious metals started to change in June at long last. The difference between the highest and lowest price of gold was 5.1%, silver 9.1%, platinum 9.2% and palladium exceeded the value of 11%. The metals recorded their price minima at the end of the month, and the maxima in its first half.More
1 June 2018, Prague – If we had talked about the low difference of maximum and minimum prices of the precious metals observed in the last month, the volatility in May was even lower. Neither of metals exceeded the limit of 10%. The biggest difference of prices was recorded by palladium with 7.4%, then platinum with 6%, silver with 5%, while the gold with 3.5% saw the smallest price dispersion.More
1 May 2018, Prague – In April, the smallest difference between the maximum and minimum price was experienced by gold, i.e. 4.2%, platinum 6.2%, silver 7.4%, and palladium with 18.5% was the most volatile metal once more. Nowadays, the low volatility is typical not only for precious metals, but it extends across the stock market and lasts more than a year. The problem of long-term low volatility consists in the fact that it inspires investors to a false sense of security while central banks believe that they do the right thing. But the low volatility can cause a deep economic crisis. At this moment, investors fearlessly invest milliards of dollars into shares and bonds because their prices are rising and almost do not fluctuate. When the market returns to the normal volatility, even the smaller drop will result in automatic sales which will start an avalanche on the stock market.More
04/2018 – Radim Ryška has become a new Key Account Manager in IBIS InGold. Renata Gurellová has become a new head of Marketing and Communication Department of the Company
IBIS InGold® is growing dynamically while enhancing its services. Therefore, the company
is expending its team by two key co-workers. Radim Ryška has become a new Key Account Manager and Renata Gurellová has become a new head of the Marketing and Communication Department of the Company.
04/2018 – Over the last two years, the market with precious metals has experienced the best period. This year, IBIS InGold has sold gold and silver for 766 millions.
10 April 2018, Prague – number one in the area of saving in gold and silver, provided under the trademark iiplan®, in the territory of the Czech Republic and Europe has experienced an annual increase in the volumes of target amounts in saving by 31.8% in the first quarter of 2018. The volume of target amounts in the first quarter of 2018 amounted specifically to CZK 766,691,026. By comparison, the amounts achieved CZK 581,707,910 in the same period of the last year.
4 April 2018, Prague – the volatility of precious metals observed in March was settled exactly
in the order specified in the table above. Gold experienced the lowest price difference, 4.1%, it was followed by silver with 4.8%, then platinum with 6.0%, while palladium with 10.0% experienced the biggest difference between the maximum and minimum price.
5 March 2018, Prague – As for the movement of precious metals prices, February was a relatively calm month. The range between their minimum and maximum prices had not exceeded 10.0%
for three out of four metals observed. Gold with 4.2% was the least volatile metal, it was followed
by platinum with 6.3%, then silver with 7.1%, and the only metal, which reached the volatility over 10.0%, was palladium with 12.0%.
1 February 2018, Prague – In January, the movement of the prices of precious metals observed was not extreme. The palladium experienced the biggest difference between the lowest and the highest price, namely more than 11%; it was followed by platinum with 10.8%, silver with 5.9%, and the least volatile metal was gold with less than 5%. It can be said that precious metals had been strengthening the whole month, and except for palladium, they reached their peaks
at the end of the month.
1 January 2018, Prague – IBIS InGold®, a. s. innovates its saving in gold. As from 1 January 2018, iiplan® - intelligent investment plan shall be negotiated based on the contract without signature. The company observes needs and requirements of its partners and clients while modernising and adapting its offer to current trends.
3 January 2018, Prague – in December, the difference between the lowest and the highest current price of the metals observed was almost twice as high as in November. We predicted this trend in our November report. Palladium with almost 10% difference of prices was the most volatile metal. It was followed by silver with 9.6%, platinum with 8.5%, and by the metal with the lowest difference of prices, which was gold with 5.8% as usually.
December 1st, 2017, Prague – November was the month of a very low volatility of the metals observed. The lowest difference between the maximum and minimum price could be seen
in gold, namely 2.7%, platinum 4.8%, silver 6.0%, and the most volatile metal was palladium
with 6.1% (if we can speak of volatility at all). The low volatility is given by the fact that no unexpected events occurred on the market. The third business week in November was as usually virtually paralyzed by the biggest American holiday – Thanksgiving Day. In the USA, the life almost stops thanks to this traditional family holiday, millions of people take their journey and stock exchange transactions go sideways. This is the main course of low volatility
November 1st, 2017, Prague – In October, the volatility of the precious metals observed was extremely low. The lowest difference between the maximum and minimum price recorded in this month could be seen in gold, i.e. only 3.6%, platinum 5.1%, silver 7.5%, and the only palladium crossed the double-digit threshold and the difference of its lowest and highest spot prices amounted to 1.6%. Interestingly, the highest and lowest prices were recorded within a relatively short space of time in the first half of the month.
October 2, 2017, Prague - The most volatile metal in September was platinum, where the difference between the lowest and the highest current price reached almost 13.0% The second one was with 11.0% palladium, followed by silver with 10.0%, and the metal with the lowest price difference was gold with 6.6%.
September 1, 2017 Prague – On the basis of the great client´s interest and demand, IBIS InGold® company ensured the third tranche of the limited minimum purchase price guarantee, this time for the coins Kangaroo from Australian Royal Mint.More
1 August 2017, Prague - In July, the most volatile precious metal was silver. This discontinued a series of the months in which the greatest span between the minimum and maximum price within the month among the screened metals had palladium.More
3 July 2017, Prague - In June, there was no high volatility observed in the precious metals followed, and therefore, the trend of previous periods remained preserved. The only palladium recorded a double digit percentage of volatility, namely 13.2%, it was followed by silver
with 9.0%, platinum with 6.5%, and gold with less than 5%.
2 June 2017, Prague - May continued the trend of low volatility of the precious metals observed. The minimum difference between the current highest and lowest price in the month was recorded in gold, i.e. 4.8%, 8.1% in platinum, 9.0% in silver and 10.0% in palladium.More
In April, the volatility of precious metals observed was relatively low. The lowest price difference was recorded in gold, i.e. 4%, in platinum 6.0%, in palladium 8.1%, and the highest difference was recorded in silver, 9.3%.More
March was not a dramatic month in terms of a purely mathematical point of view on fluctuation in prices of precious metals either. The biggest difference of spot prices was observed in platinum, i.e. 10.7%, in palladium 10.5%, in silver 10.0% and in gold 5.5%.More
2 March 2017, Prague - In February, all precious metals followed the growth started in January. The lowest prices had been observed in the first days and the highest prices of the most of the metals observed at the end of the month. The exception was palladium, which achieved its highest value, approximating 800 dollars per ounce, in the middle of February.More
The first month of the new year started well for precious metals. The four metals observed had been growing throughout the month. The lowest values in USD were recorded at the very beginning and the highest values at the end of the month.More
1 February 2017, Prague – IBIS InGold® a. s. is expanding its offer of investment gold with Multigram +25. Multigram is a uniform set of 25 investment ingots, which can be easily separated if necessary. Each part of Multigram has its unique number, its own certificate, and it can be verified by the technology VERISCAN™. Its manufacturer is the Swiss Refinery PAMP®.More