Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Germans purchase record amount of physical and paper gold in 2017

It was surprising that it took this long for Germans to get onto the gold bandwagon, but the nation who's people even today understand the threat of high inflation purchased physical and paper gold products in record numbers in 2017.

Germans are investing heavily in gold, Deutsche Boerse said on Wednesday, with holdings of a gold-backed security it offers rising almost 50 percent in 2017. 
Deutsche Boerse said its Xetra-Gold notes, which are backed by physical gold, rose in demand to a record 175.04 tonnes of gold at the end of 2017, up from 117.59 tonnes at the end of 2016. The total amount of assets invested in Xetra-Gold are worth 6.1 billion euros ($7.3 billion), Deutsche Boerse said. 
“The increase is due above all to the high demand from institutional investors,” said Michael Koenig, managing director of Deutsche Boerse Commodities GmbH. “However, an increasing number of asset managers, family offices and retail investors are becoming interested in gold as an asset class.” - Reuters
For Germany, 2018 could easily see the trend of last year continue as their political situation, as well as the solvency of their banks remains in turmoil. 


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