Gold: Monetary Collapse Insurance
Why investors are turning to gold ahead of 2013...
Although the price of gold has fallen over the last couple of months, there has been a marked increase in demand for physical bullion.
The amount of bullion held to back gold exchange-traded funds has risen to record levels. November meantime saw the United States Mint record its best month for sales of gold American Eagle coins since July 2010.
Western gold investors clearly see good reasons to add to their positions. The Gold Investor Index tracks the buying and selling activity on BullionVault, the vast majority of whose users are in the United States, United Kingdom or Eurozone.