Gold investment in Germany surged in past 10 years

Germans are largest gold buyers in world: WGC research

Gold investment in Germany surges to 6.8B in 2016

Gold demand per person is highest in world double Chinese, UK and U.S. demand

Gold one of the mostpopular investment for retail investors especially those with high incomes

59% of respondents agreed with the statement that

gold will never lose its value in the long-term

48% agreed with the statement that owning gold

makes me feel secure for the long-term

Prudent Germans more aware of financial and monetary risks

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Germany’s Golden Decade from theWorld Gold Council

Germany’s gold investment market has boomed in the past 10 years.

In the face of successive financial crises and loose monetary policy, German investors turned to gold to protect their wealth. In response, new product providers entered the market making it easier for people to invest.

Last year, more than 6bn was ploughed into gold investment products in Germany and, encouragingly, there is room for further growth: consumer research indicates there is latent retail demand which the industry can tap into.

Must read research from the World Gold Council confirming that prudent Germans are the largest gold buyers both in Europe and in the world has just been published and can beaccessed on here.

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Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

05 Oct: USD 1,278.40, GBP 969.28 & EUR 1,086.51 per ounce

04 Oct: USD 1,275.55, GBP 960.87 & EUR 1,085.11 per ounce

03 Oct: USD 1,270.70, GBP 959.00 & EUR 1,081.87 per ounce

02 Oct: USD 1,273.10, GBP 956.48 & EUR 1,084.55 per ounce

29 Sep: USD 1,286.95, GBP 963.15 & EUR 1,090.82 per ounce

28 Sep: USD 1,284.30, GBP 961.04 &