• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Price Driving Factors in the Gold Market
  • 2.1 Short-Run Price Determinants
  • 2.2 Long-Run Price Determinants
  • 3 Specific Attributes of Gold
  • 4 Investments in Gold
  • 4.1 Investment in Physical Gold
  • 4.2 Buying Gold Pool Accounts
  • 4.3 Investing in Gold Futures
  • 4.4 Buying Gold Backed Securities and Xetra – Gold
  • 4.5 Investing in Gold Mining Companies
  • 5 Gold as a Portfolio Constituent
  • 5.1 Performance
  • 5.2 Empirical Results
  • 6 Conclusion