The reported 13% fall in jewellery demand over the past year does not explain gold price weakness in this period. Instead, the key has been flat demand from investors, especially from China and India.
The below charts compare the indicators with the six-month forward return on the Euro Stoxx 50 and S&P 500 respectively, meaning the last blue observation is the return on the index today if one had invested six-months ago.
We are living in challenging times, characterised by fundamental social, economic and political experiments.
Reading, formed in 1871 at a public meeting in the town's Bridge Street Rooms, are owned by Anton, the 30-year old son of the St Petersburg-based pulp and paper billionaire Boris Zingarevich, via Thames Sports Investments, registered in Gibraltar.
Until the meltdown at NatWest last month, most of us no doubt took it for granted that our salaries would automatically appear in our bank accounts, direct debits would be paid on time and we could withdraw our own money from a cashpoint when we needed it