Throughout the domestic market, in recent years, the stock market has been fluctuating and falling, and the sound of real estate regulation has been fluctuating. In December 2009, the gold price rose to a historical high, hitting the "ceiling" of US $1200 per ounce for the first time. Five months later, that is, on May 6, 2010, the international gold price once again reached the $1200 per ounce mark. The main gold futures price of the new York Mercantile Exchange rose to 1211, 90 US dollars per ounce, which was close to the record. At the same time, the domestic gold price also stood on the edge of the historical high. The gold trading varieties in Shanghai Stock Exchange rose sharply, and the prices of several trading varieties reached the second highest in history, all breaking through the barrier of 260 yuan per gram. Gold has once again become an investment choice of great concern to investors.
When the gold market is booming, there will always be "super gold people" in China. Before that, there was an investor in Shanghai who bought gold bars at a cost of 10 million yuan. This time is no exception. On the eve of the international gold price breaking through a new high, an investor appeared in Beijing, who withdrew from the real estate market and entered the gold investment market. It cost more than 13 million yuan to buy 50 kg of physical investment gold bars at a time, so as to maintain the value of gold bars and avoid risks.
Driven by the continuous spread of the Greek debt crisis, the international gold price suddenly soared. Many investors like Beijing, an investor, have turned their investment markets to the gold market. Gold has once again become the focus of the global financial market, and the safe haven effect of gold has reappeared. So, where will the soaring gold price go? Can gold become a haven for investors' assets? Can it become a "sea fixing needle" in the investment market?
There is a popular saying in the investment market: "keep the currency in gold." So, what are the characteristics of gold, so that it can become the "sea god needle" of investors?
Long ago, gold as a special currency commodity appeared in human society. At first, however, gold was only used as an ornament, a symbol of status and status. Later, due to some special qualities of gold and the continuous expansion of its investment field, gold has attracted more and more attention from investors and has become a popular investment mode.
Generally speaking, commodities will follow the principles of general economics and the characteristics of market rules. That is to say, if the demand for a certain commodity is large and its supply is insufficient, its price will rise. Therefore, the holder of the commodity will often sell it, and other producers will also invest in the production of this commodity, so the supply of this commodity will be increased Increase, after a period of time will lead to oversupply of goods, and eventually the price of this commodity will fall.
But in the gold market, this general rule seems to be less effective. The reason is that gold is a kind of special currency commodity. It not only has the general characteristics of commodity, but also has the basic function of currency. From the geographical knowledge, gold is a non renewable resource. Its reserves are limited in the whole world. However, the demand for gold at home and abroad is very strong, and it shows a trend of increasing year by year. Therefore, the strong demand will only lead to the further rise of gold price, and the limited supply will keep the price of gold at a high level without falling back.
Therefore, the supply of gold will not exceed the demand as the general commodity. This special situation of the gold market makes it not only have the function of maintaining value, but also has the value-added investment. It can resist the depreciation risk brought by inflation and become the "sea god needle" of investors. Therefore, more and more people choose gold as their investment object.