The World Gold Council
About The World Gold Council
On the "about us" page of its website www.gold.org, there is an excellent resumé about the WGC, which we will repeat here.:
Founded in 1987, the World Gold Council is an organisation formed and funded by the world's leading gold mining companies with the aim of stimulating and maximising the demand for, and holding of, gold by consumers, investors, industry, and the official sector. As well as undertaking marketing initiatives to drive demand, the World Gold Council is also instrumental in working to lower regulatory barriers to the widespread ownership of gold products, helping to develop distribution systems and promoting the role of gold as a reserve asset in the official sector. The World Gold Council also acts as an information sources for its Members and others in the gold industry, providing data on gold consumption.
Obviously because the WGC is financed and owned by gold producers, its opinions and information may be somewhat partial. Although it does, to us, appear to be reasonably objective and impartial, it would probably be constrained by reporting any highly negative information about gold, otherwise its managers and employees might just get the sack from their ultimate bosses, the producers.
Gold Information Source
The WGC website does provide an excellent information source about most aspects of gold. In addition, the WGC itself can and does provide technical and practical help to those involved in gold related commerce and industries.
Where to Buy Gold
Naturally, we are listed on the World Gold Council's "Where to Buy Gold" page, for the United Kingdom.
The World Gold Council compile regular and abundant statistics on the gold market.
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