Jeff Clark of Hard Asset Allliance proposes to consider a hypothetical situation - that would be, if all major institutional players have invested 2% of assets in their portfolios in gold - by AMarkets materials.
From plates below (estimates Towers Watson) shows that the 500 largest asset managers in the portfolios of assets have a total value of $ 78.1 trillion (AUM - assets under management).
2% of assets - are, respectively, $ 1.5 trillion. If we consider an investment in physical gold in the amount of $ 1.5 trillion, is the physical equivalent would be 12 times larger than the amount of "yellow metal", produced in the last year. The model, of course, theoretically interesting. However, the real risk to life incarnation model no. Because investors mainly buy are not physical, but "paper» ETF gold without actual metal supply. Investments in ETF gold rose by 21% to 1761.3 metric tons in the first quarter of 2016. This is more than in previous quarters, counting from March 2009. In the first three months of this year it was recorded 14.1 million contracts for the purchase of metal on the COMEX exchange - is also a record.