Gold Bars

Gold bars can provide you with protection for your assets as well as financial stability for the future. Gold never loses its value and in fact the amount of goods and services that an ounce of gold could purchase in the past is the same amount that an ounce of gold could purchase today. The amount of fiat currency that it takes to purchase gold does change and while the economy goes through inflation and recessions it appears that the value of gold is increasing but what is actually occurring is the decrease in value of fiat currencies. This is why it is a good idea to purchase gold bars and … [Read more...]

Canadian Silver Coins

Canadian silver coins are a great collectors item not only because of their aesthetic beauty but also because of their silver content. Coin collectors don’t just collect coins to increase their assets, in fact most coin collectors do it because it can be a fun and enjoyable pastime. Silver coins are great to collect because they are the most affordable of all precious metal coins and it is quite easy to build a large collection pretty quickly. The most popular Canadian silver coin is the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. There was so much success with the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf produced in … [Read more...]

When Should I Sell My Gold?

When should I sell my gold is a great question and one that everyone should take into consideration and put some thought into. The answer to these questions weighs heavily on why you purchased gold in the first place and what your goals and objectives are for owning gold. If your reason behind owning gold was because you were enamored by their beauty and wanted them as collection pieces then you probably are not considering selling them to begin with. However, if you purchased gold bullion bars, antique gold coins, or proof sets then you were most likely thinking into the future with the … [Read more...]

Prospecting for Gold

Prospecting for gold is the exploration of new gold or gold deposits. The method and resources used by the prospector will depend on what type of deposit the prospector is seeking to find. This endeavor is mainly done commercially however; in a few developed countries prospecting for placer gold has become a popular recreational activity. If you were in search for gold nuggets the best places to look would be places where gold nuggets have been found before. A number if people prefer to pan for gold by bridges where gold bearing streams flow under them. Others hunt for gold in the wild … [Read more...]

Looking Through the Numismatic Glass

David Bowers, of PCGS, wrote a column “The Joy of Collecting,” published in Coin World on April 2, 2012. In it he said, “The year 2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the greatest monetary disruption in American History.” While the North and South were forced into the most dangerous dispute the nation has ever seen, a variety of coins, currency, tokens and also postage stamps were employed to carry on the commerce. The second part of this article talks about the tokens that were struck by a variety of sources to allow daily transactions possible. Plantations and agriculture in the … [Read more...]

IRA’s and Gold

When there is an increase in the price of gold more people begin taking an interest in purchasing it. Large institutional buyers have bought gold for years and the general public only recently started investing in gold, and they only make up a small percent of buyers. If you decided to make an investment in gold you would have the option of choosing paper gold or physical gold. One aspect of physical gold that most investors are not aware of is that it can be bought and held in an IRA (Individual Retirement Account). If you currently have an IRA or 401K that can be rolled over you … [Read more...]

Investing In Gold

When a portfolio is put together it is important to create diversification. This will give your portfolio a good balance of what it needs to be successful. There will be some assets in your portfolio that will have losses and some that will have gains; this will allow your assets to balance each other out off setting any losses. A good way to diversify your portfolio is to make sure you have assets that are different in how they perform. Gold is generally added to portfolios for safety and stability purposes. The reason behind this is that when stocks fall people turn to gold out of … [Read more...]

Housing Market and Consumer Confidence

The Case –Shiller index shows that property values on homes are continuing to decrease. Since 2003 homes have hit the lowest value we have seen in 20 major cities and there are a lot of homes in the process of foreclosing which will hit the market soon. It may take years before we come out of this housing crisis. Along with the foreclosure problem, we are also facing an increase in unemployment. Currently unemployment is at 8.3%. It is a lot harder to take out a loan due to stricter guidelines creating a decrease in the amount of homes being purchased.  These issues are causing … [Read more...]

Is Gold Truly the Choice for Store of Value?

Gold has been around for more than 5,000 years and has been cherished by many. Individuals, civilizations, and royalty have found a love for gold due to its inherent value and its pristine beauty. Throughout the years many countries have used gold for trading purposes as well as for legal tender. Gold is prominent in jewelry, industry and used often artistically. Gold has and probably always will be a store of value.  Look at the US Liberty gold coins as an example, minted as late as 1907 at $20 for almost an ounce of gold and that coin today is worth more than $1,600 on the low … [Read more...]

How Do I Buy Gold Coins?

Every first big purchase is a scary one, buying your first home, your first car etc. The same emotions surface around buying gold for the first time. The initial thing you want to do when buying gold for the first time is get educated around it, just like you would do when buying a home or car. This makes the process a little easier and smoother. You will want to know what coins are available and how they will best fit your portfolio. Once you understand the coins and have an idea of your goals and objectives, buying gold becomes an easy process. Let me help familiarize you with … [Read more...]