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Gold in India: Cultural Significance vs. Economic Growth in the Stock Markets

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Larry Fink comments on how India’s affinity for gold has had minimal impact on its economy

In India, gold holds significant cultural importance and is widely used as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. It is considered auspicious to buy gold during weddings and festivals, and is also seen as a safe investment option. Despite this, recent record highs in gold prices have impacted demand for the precious metal in the country. However, India’s stock markets have experienced significant growth, with major institutional investors showing confidence in Indian stocks that have reached record highs multiple times this year.

Gold is often seen as a good store of value, but it does not contribute to economic growth in the same way as other investments. When money is kept in a bank or invested in a house, there is a multiplier effect that leads to economic activity. In contrast, gold simply sits in a safe without generating economic growth. Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, highlighted the importance of capital markets in driving economic growth. He pointed out the role of U.S. capital markets in boosting the American economy as an example of how investment can lead to prosperity. Fink emphasized that capitalism is a key driver of economic development and financial freedom.

There are various ways to invest in gold, including buying jewelry, exchange-traded funds, and sovereign gold bond schemes. However, Kavita Chacko of the World Gold Council noted that demand for gold may not increase significantly in the near future due to upcoming general elections and close monitoring of gold and cash movements. While traditional investments like gold remain popular in India

By Samantha Jones

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