Gold market to return to net hedging in 2014
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, July 7 2014, 03:47 - Permalink
Gold producers will return to net hedging for the first time since 2011 this year, GFMS analysts at Thomson Reuters said on Friday, after Polyus Gold this week announced a two-year progamme to sell gold forward.
Hedging, or selling future gold production, allows miners of the metal to lock in prices for their output. While it can protect producers when prices are falling, it can also stop them capitalising on a rising market.