The Biggest Gold Story Not Being Reported
By GCRU Gold News on Tuesday, March 21 2017, 22:24 - Permalink
But while most investors focus on the potential for increasing demand, few consider if supplies will be able to meet that demand. And if supplies can’t keep up with demand, that should lead to much higher gold prices.
And according to the Thomson Reuters report, there are “few new projects and expansions expected to begin producing this year, and those in the near-term pipeline are generally fairly modest in scale, hence our view that global mine supply is set to continue a multiyear downtrend in 2017.”
Looking ahead, the gold mining industry remains challenged by the legacy of fewer discoveries, meaning that you can’t mine what you haven’t discovered. And most of those discoveries are of lower ore grades. Plus, tight economics and quirky legal and regulatory environments in many countries hamper gold production.
Add it all up and you have a recipe for falling production.