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Case Title:

Gold in 2005 : Becoming Dearer?

Publication Year : 2005

Authors: Prashant Kulkarni

Industry: Minerals, Metals and Mining


Case Code: FCP0010B

Teaching Note: Not Available

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For ages gold has fascinated mankind. It has been not only been an adornment but also used as a currency for centuries. Even today, it has continued to baffle economists, policymakers, and laymen alike. The demand for gold in many countries is driven by jewellery. Though gold has ceased to be a currency for long, most central banks continue to issue currencies backed by certain percentage of gold. The lack of co-relation between gold and other economic indicators and currencies has made gold a safe avenue for investment in spite of its volatility.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • Gold’s role as monetary unit
  • Impact Washington agreement on gold sales and gold leasing market
  • Gold market, its structure, working and constituents
  • Relation between gold and currencies
  • Relation between gold and economic indicators like GDP, inflation, interest rates etc
  • Gold as an investment tool.

Keywords : Gold markets, Fiscal Policy Case Study, Investment management, Bullion markets, Central Bank and Monetary Economics, Portfolio management, International finance, International finance, International Economics, Supply and Demand, Risk analysis, Washington Agreement and Gold Leasing, Gold and the Dollar, Reserve currency, Derivative markets, Hedging, Commodity Markets

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