In times of crises there is always a massive shift of assets towards safety. Many investors regard gold as the save haven and the key for a secure portfolio against inflation. In fact the value of gold has been very stable for a long time now. For example: You could buy a tailor-made suit for 1 ounce of gold 100 years ago. You can still buy a tailor-made suit for 1 ounce of gold today.
Binary options are perfect to invest in gold because they are so easy to use. It’s very simple to get going and you don’t have to learn the complicated terminology and principals of the futures market (gold is normally traded with futures). You don’t need a massive amount of trading capital either and you can start with as little as $100. What you need is a good feeling for the market and the price development.
The market for gold
The historically reported production of gold is more than 160.000 tons. The “US Geological Society” estimates that the reserves are about 55.000 tons today.
The industrial significance of gold is not nearly as important as the industrial significance of silver. Only 12% of the annual production is used for industrial goods and about one third is used for barrels and coins. The traditional demand from jewelery production is more than 50%.
About 30 years ago, the demand for gold was very high in Northern America and Europe. However, now there is much more demand from the Far East, especially from countries like India and China. In the beginning of 2012, there was a huge decrease in demand in India because the duties on imports were doubled by the Indian government but experts expect the demand to increase again in the long run.