Gold prices steadily increased during 2009, fueled by large gold purchases from India, China, and Russia.
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As discussed in a previous post on platinum prices, the primary industrial use of Platinum Grou
n December of 2008, gold prices outpaced platinum for the first time since the 1990’s. The primary use of platinum is as a catalyst for the auto industry, so prices were depressed by a lack of demand for new vehicles. At that time gold’s journey to new highs was driven by investors concerned with the increased debt load and deficits of the US and other Western economies.
Record awareness and interest has propelled a first in the precious metal refining business: I