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PROJECT REPORT ON

A STUDY ON EFFECT OF INVESTMENT IN GOLD WITH


SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INVESTORS IN THRISSUR

Submitted to

School Of Distance of Education

University of Calicut

As a part of the Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree of

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

SUBMITTED BY

PRINCE CHACKO

REG NO: SKAQBS0505

ENROLL NO:1652639

UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT

SCHOOL OF DISTANCE OF EDUCATION

2016-2019
DECLARATION

I, PRINCE CHACKO student of B.Com school of distance education Calicut


University do hereby declare that the project report titled “A STUDY ON EFFECT OF
INVESTMENT IN GOLD WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INVESTORS IN
THRISSUR” submitted in partial fulfillment for the award of the degree of Bachelor of
Commerce Program is my original work and has not been submitted for the award of any
other degree diploma or fellowship under similar title to any university earlier.

DATE: PRINCE CHACKO

PLACE:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This project study report for the partial fulfilment of the requirement for the awards of Degree
of Bachelor of commerce would not have been possible without the kind support and guidance of
many individuals and organizations. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to each one of them.

I am highly indebted to our respectful teachers and SDE Coordinator Dr. Biju John M for
their guidance and constant supervision of Mrs Biji and Mr Kiran regarding the project and also for
the entire support in completing the project.

PRINCE CHACKO
LIST OF CONTENTS
CHAPTERS DESCRIPTION PAGE NO

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1-4

CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE 5-6

CHAPTER 3 CONCEPTUAL FRAME WORK 7-16

CHAPTER 4 DATA ANALYSIS AND 17-25

INTERPRETATION

CHAPTER 5 FINDINGS, SUGGESTIONS AND 26-29

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

BIBLIOGRAPHY
LIST OF TABLES

Table No Title Page No


4.2.1 Table showing gold price 18
variations for the month of
November
4.2.2 Table showing gold price 20
variations for the month of
December
43.1 table Showing Gold Prices 22
From April 2011 - Jan 2012
(3 Months Moving Average)

LIST OF CHART

Table No Title Page No


4.2.1 Graph showing gold price 19
variations for the month of
November
4.2.2 Graph showing gold price 21
variations for the month of
December
4.31 Graph Showing Gold Prices 23P
From April 2011 - Jan 2012
(3 Months Moving Average)
CHAPTER-I
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER II
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CHAPTER III
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
CHAPTER-IV
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
CHAPTER-V
FINDINGS AND SUGGESTIONS
APPENDIX
APPENDIX
QUESTIONNAIRE

Name:…………………………..Middle Name:…………….Surname………………………...
Address:…………………………………………………………………………………………
City name: State Name:…………………………………....................
Postal code:…………………………………………………………………………………….
Residential Contact Number :…………………………….. Mobile No…………………….
Email id:………………………………………………..
QUESTIONS
1. Have you made any kind of investment in gold?
a) Yes b) No

2. If answer to the above question is Yes, what kind of investment in gold have you
made?
a) Gold certificates b) Gold accounts
c) Gold stocks d) Gold mining shares
3. What is your main objective for making investment in gold rather than any other
form of investment?
a) It is more secure b) More value than financial instrument
c) The investment is not affected by market phase
4. Do you deal in gold ETFs?
a) Yes b) No
5. How do you rate the gold investment? (Being “1” dominant and “4” atleast)
a) Physical gold b) Gold ETF
c) Gold futures d) Gold certificates
6. How much % of your investments deal in gold futures?
a) Less than 25% b) 25% to 50%
c) 50%to 75% d) Greater than 75%
7. What is the liquidity perception regarding GOLD ETFs?
a) Very high b) High
c) Moderate d) Low
e) Very Low
8. What is the risk reduction perception regarding Gold ETFs?
a) Very high b) High
c) Moderate d) Low
e) Very low
9. How do you rate the returns in Gold ETFs?
a) Very high b) High
c) Moderate d) Low
e) Very low
10. What kind of investors are you in Gold ETFs?
a) Hedger b) Speculator
c) Arbitrager
11. What is your awareness level about GOLD ETFs in India?
a) Very high b) High
c) Moderate d) Low
e) Very low
12. How saver does you think in investing in Gold ETFs
a) Very high b) High
c) Moderate d) Low
e) Very low
13. What influences you in making investing in gold?
…………………………………………………………………………………………
14. What criteria do you apply in evaluating investment in gold and what according to
you is the most important criteria?
………………………………………………………………………………………….
15. What is the source of information that helps you to make investment in gold?
a) Broker b) Follow journals
Other, please specify:………………………………………………………………
16. If you stop investing in gold, what will stop you from doing that?
……………………………………………………………………………
BIBLIOGRAPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Benjamin Graham (1933) "Stabilized Reflection", Economic Forum, VI. I, p. 186-93


 Frank.D.Graham (1933) "The Creation of Employment", Economic Forum Vol. P.
144-54
 http:/beginnersinvest.about.com/cs/cmmodities/f/whatcommodities.ht m
 O.Sullivan, Arthur, Steven.M.Sheffrin (2003) Economics: Principles in action. Upper
Saddle River , New Jersey 07458. Pearson Prenttcce Hall pp.152, ISBN )-13-063085-
3
 Wikipedia
 www.mcxindia.com/
 www.economictimes.com/
 www.commodityindia.com/
 www.ncdex.com/
 www.commodityonIine.com/
 www.marketonmobile.com/