Spike in the Gold Price
But there is likely to be much more to it than that. Yes India and China are the biggest buyers of gold in the world and as the standard of living for many increases, especially in China, this buying frenzy will only continue.
Gold has always been the traditional metal for security in Asia. Gold dealers in Singapore are noticing more buyers in the market but fewer sellers. This is also contributing to driving the price of gold up. But is it really a spike in the gold price?
According to one gold dealer:
"Most sell orders are parked close to the $1,900 level, and so long as we stay in the range of $1,800 to $1,900, the bullish trend is pretty much intact."
In China the growing middle class are being urged by the government to buy gold. In Indonesia the smaller gold bars are now very much favoured as a hedge against rising inflation. In Vietnam more and more business and trading is done with gold than ever before and more and more gold is being hoarded
Since the end of June the gold price has rallied 400 US dollars and demand in Asia is now outstripping supply.
So contributing to the a rising price of gold is a weak global economy, fears of recession, the Chinese policy of converting the ailing dollars they have into the safety and security of gold and not least the Wedding Season in India.
And when the wedding season is over in late December weak global economy, fears of recession, the Chinese policy of converting the ailing dollars they have into the safety and security of gold will still be there and supply will still be trying to catch up with demand, so the spike in the gold price will likely not be a spike at all but just the steady continued rise of the price of gold.