As a global commodity, the price of gold is not tied directly to the value of the U.S. dollar, and its long history as a global currency (dating back to around 550 BC) is a testament to its endurance as a valuable commodity.

The gold miners-to-gold ratios are indicators that show how many gold ounces are required to purchase one share of an index.

A renewed bull market for bullion and gold equities is fast-emerging against a global backdrop of economic doom and gloom.
The increasingly uncertain U.S. and global economic outlook has led to an increase in demand for gold and silver bullion.
Despite gold at near six year lows, global demand for physical bullion remains very high.
Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren't necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street.
The bull market in gold remains intact and may soon reassert itself according to Asset Managers Incremental in their must read yearly “In Gold We Trust” report.

Russia’s central bank once again increased its gold holdings substantially in April.

China is testing a system with a yuan gold fix at the SGEX, bringing the Shanghai Exchange one step closer to being the world's major gold hub.

Enter the Dragon. China’s push to challenge U.S.