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East Godavari

Ever wondered which is the birth place of Telugu? It is the Godavari basin which is the Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh. East Godavari is defined by its rich heritage including Veda pandits which is accompanied by a niche for the arts. It expands into the modern day pop-culture and film industry making it a culture that has withstood generations. There are several institutions spanning the East Godavari region making it a learning hub. The quintessential National Centre for Disease Control finds its home here. Their predominant occupation and source of income include agriculture, floriculture, construction and manufacturing. The products of these are transported to boost trade in the region by channels available like roads, railways, waterways, and airways. To enable trade people here invest in gold and search for gold rate in East Godavari regularly. Historical temples located in Someswaram, Rajamuhury, and Samarlakota are some of the most visited tourist spots in this region. East Godavari is a go-to place for every adventure lover as it is an eco-tourism hub with beaches, sanctuaries, and nurseries.

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Difference between 18 Karat, 22 Karat and 24 Karat gold

'Karat' represents the proportion of gold present in an alloy. It indicates the fineness of gold, which implies that the higher the karat, the more the purity of gold.

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How is Gold’s purity determined?

Gold holds an impeccable value in terms of quantifying one’s wealth as well as for investment. Thus, judging the quality and purity of gold is of utmost importance, both for buyers and for traders.

Primarily, the gold’s purity is determined through the Karat system that measures the same on a scale from 0 to 24. For instance, a 24 karats gold jewellery contains 100% gold. On the other hand, in a 14K gold jewellery, the percentage of gold is 58.33%, and the rest is other metal or alloy.

The gold purity can be measured both by percentage and parts per thousand. However, to convert the Karat into a percentage, one needs to divide the Karat number by 24 and then multiply it by 100.

Another easy way to determine gold’s purity is by checking the hallmark stamp on gold jewellery. This hallmark includes the authorised logo, date of manufacturing, carat weight or fineness of the gold in question. In several countries, including India, it is mandatory to sell gold jewellery with hallmark stamp. 

Lastly, the traders generally use an electronic gold tester to measure the quality and purity of gold. It shows the result accurately within seconds.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

The implementation of GST has particularly affected the prices of commodities like gold.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices

As per the new tax structure, the GST on gold is set at 3% for both finished and unfinished products, which will be paid by the end consumer.

Apart from this, the tax regime also levies an additional 5% on making charges of gold jewellery. The additional charges have upshot the price of gold as there were no making charges in the previous taxation system. This rate is, however, a revised version which was initially set at 18%. The initial GST on making charges would have affected the prices of the finished products massively since end-consumers had to bear all the expenses. However, the 3% GST, the 10% import duty, and 5% making charges have made the yellow metal’s price increase by 0.75%.

What is QE and how does it affect Gold Prices?

QE or Quantitative Easing is a monetary policy that governments and central banks globally use to stimulate the economy. Typically, this policy comes into action when other monetary policies become ineffective.

Under QE, banks start printing and injecting money into the economy by purchasing assets. This method ultimately swells up the bank reserves and lowers the interest rates, which, in turn, increases economic activities. The recession in 2008 witnessed the application of this theory worldwide.

Central banks in major economies like the USA, Japan, and certain European countries started enforcing this system to encourage banks to lend. This economic policy shares a close relationship with the value of gold.

This relationship is inversely proportionate. It means when the injection of the paper currency increases in a system, the price of gold drops. Even though the presence of additional money in the system may seem like the gold price is increasing, the reality is quite the opposite.

When compared with other papers assets like stocks and bonds, the price of gold remains mostly similar or may go down in certain cases.

A concept to know here is Quantitative Easing Tapering. It means when central banks decide to stop printing currency, it creates a vacuum in the system. Therefore, less amount of money is chasing the same amount of gold. Consequently, the price of gold skyrockets owing to the laws of supply and demand.

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