007 James Bond Collection issued by the Royal Mint

In March 2020, the Royal Mint announced the 007 James Bond Collection ahead of its latest movie release. The Collection features The Special Issue, where it showcases a £7,000 denominated 7kg gold proof coin, the largest ever coin in denomination and size issued by the Royal Mint. It was produced using a combination of traditional minting methods and state-of-the-art CNC machine engraving, and hand polished by their craftsmen to the highest quality finish. Royal Mint designer Laura Clancy has placed…

In March 2020, the Royal Mint announced the 007 James Bond Collection ahead of its latest movie release. The Collection features The Special Issue, where it showcases a £7,000 denominated 7kg gold proof coin, the largest ever coin in denomination and size issued by the Royal Mint. It was produced using a combination of traditional minting methods and state-of-the-art CNC machine engraving, and hand polished by their craftsmen to the highest quality finish. Royal Mint designer Laura Clancy has placed…

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Gold activity and central banks

Central banks have been particularly hard hit by the low and negative interest rates on sovereign bonds, with institutions like the European Central Bank in its sixth year of negative interest rates (Germany, Japan and the UK have negative or low rates, and global negative yielding debt is now around 16.5 trillion USD). Bonds make up a large proportion of reserve assets for many central banks — as a result they remain net purchasers of gold year-to-date, around 220.6 tonnes, in an addition…

Central banks have been particularly hard hit by the low and negative interest rates on sovereign bonds, with institutions like the European Central Bank in its sixth year of negative interest rates (Germany, Japan and the UK have negative or low rates, and global negative yielding debt is now around 16.5 trillion USD). Bonds make up a large proportion of reserve assets for many central banks — as a result they remain net purchasers of gold year-to-date, around 220.6 tonnes, in an addition…

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The US election result and the gold price

After a tense few days of vote counting, the drama of the US election has come has reached some sort of conclusion, with Joe Biden president-elect and Donald Trump thus far failing to concede. For us, the question is how the result will impact the gold price, and more broadly, how it will be affected by the Democratic president after his inauguration on 20 Jan 2021. The simple answer is that regardless of who had won the presidency, we would argue…

After a tense few days of vote counting, the drama of the US election has come has reached some sort of conclusion, with Joe Biden president-elect and Donald Trump thus far failing to concede. For us, the question is how the result will impact the gold price, and more broadly, how it will be affected by the Democratic president after his inauguration on 20 Jan 2021. The simple answer is that regardless of who had won the presidency, we would argue…

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