The Great Debate UK

Gold rally could start to tire

November 26, 2009

JaneFoley.JPGSpot gold prices are up over 40 percent year on year.  Yet, according to the World Gold Council, demand for gold in the third quarter of 2009, dropped by 34 percent year on year.  Of course, demand in the third quarter of 2008 was exceptionally high due to the financial crisis. As well, relative to the third quarter average of the five years to 2007, demand for gold in Q3 2009 was down 4 percent.

The stockmarkets: irrational nonchalance

June 30, 2009

Laurence Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

The economy: reasons to be miserable

June 2, 2009

Laurence Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own. -