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Market volatility highlights gold's attractiveness as an 'effective portfolio diversifier'

The World Gold Council's Alistair Hewitt talks through their Q4 and full year 2017 report.

He says gold demand rallied in the closing months of 2017, gaining 6% year-on-year in Q4 to reach 1,095.8 tonnes.

However he adds that overall demand for the full year fell by 7% to 4,071.7 tonnes, compared with 2016.

Hewitt says inflows into ETFs continued steadily throughout the year, totalling 202.8t, but lagged behind the exceptional levels seen the year before.

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