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WHY GOLD AND SILVER?

Mined for more than 5,000 years, gold’s economic and cultural significance as a sign of status, a store of value and a mechanism of exchange,remains, while new diverse uses for gold, as the basis of investment products and cutting-edge technology, have emerged.

The diverse uses for gold, in jewellery and technology and by central banks and investors, mean that across decades different sectors in the gold market have risen in prominence at different points in the global economic cycle. This means that, typically, there is a sustained base level of demand 

The supply and demand fundamentals for silver are extraordinary. There has been an ongoing supply/demand deficit in silver for 12 years. More silver is consumed by industry than is produced by mining and recycling combined. Some say this deficit reaches back 60 years, and has consumed virtually all the known silver ever mined since the beginning of the world. The annual deficit has recently ranged from 100 million to 200 million ounces per year. Annual supply is about 650 million ounces, and annual demand is about 800 million ounces.