Gold Investment Demand Grows Faster Than Jewelry & Tech Demand
TWST: Gold is still trading at a high price. Should it be at this point?
Ms. Collins: I think, in the current economic environment, it makes a lot of sense for gold to be at such a high price. In the third quarter of 2011, we saw a very high level of demand for gold. Jewelry demand for gold was actually down and demand from the technology sector was flat, but we saw demand from the investment community be very strong because of the strong performance of gold to date, as well as because of worries about macroeconomic uncertainty.
TWST: You mentioned jewelry demand was down. Does that reflect the general economic weakness around the world?