GLOSSARY

Capital appreciation

Refers to appreciation or increase of the original capital amount invested in gold. In India, historically, gold prices have shown general tendency of appreciating.

Capital gains

Capital gains refer to the gains that the investors in gold have made from the sale of gold. Capital gains on gold are taxed in India. Therefore, one must make sure to ask for a proper bill while purchasing gold.

Commodities market

It is a market where investors trade in primary products rather than manufactured products. Agricultural products such as wheat, coffee, cocoa, and sugar are called soft commodities whereas mined commodities such as gold and oil are called hard commodities. MCX in India, COMEX in London, and NYMEX in the US are popular commodity exchanges.