Estimate the Gold Price in January 2014

The connection between gold and other monetary forms is evident from the available long-term charts. The long-term charts reflect that one performs better than the other, until the other tries to match up. However, let us consider the present scenario that is the US monetary base expansion from the time when the financial slump hit in 2008. As the Fed has announced "QEternity," it can be concluded that the monetary base expansion will persist. As a matter of fact, it the growth continues till the end of January 2014, there is a possibility that the price of gold will be approximately $2,300 … [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...]

Gold Wins for Most Americans


CNBC recently conducted a survey on an All-American Economic outlook where investors termed gold to be the “best investment” compared to stocks or real estate. Gold has gained a huge attraction and following with no known boundaries in terms of income levels, geographic regions or political parties. Good investment Such results coincides with that of a Gallup poll where 34% of Americans claimed gold to be their most favored long-term investment; this entity is preferred over other types of investments with real estate at 19% and stocks at 17%. Perception It was concluded that … [Read more...]

China and Gold Hoarding

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China was found to be purchasing more gold recently compared to their past acquisition pattern; these purchases were made through Hong Kong. China was reported to have imported about 102.8 metric tons in the month of November alone with a $5.4 billion based on January 11, 2011 trade data. Attention grabbing China’s gold purchases have caught many parties’ eye and concerned parties are wondering about that country’s massive gold purchases. Gold is known to hold strong purchasing power although it seems expensive to buy and people are concerned about its bubble bursting some time … [Read more...]

How Are Rare Gold Coins Valued?

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Gold has become popular in diversifying any portfolio. Different buyers have their own reasons for investing in gold. Numismatic coin collectors prefer the gold coin’s historical significance and other impacting value factors rather than the physical gold content. Value Determinants of Rare Gold Coins The preference for rare gold coins stems from the history they contain. Hence, various determinants impact the value of any rare gold coin. Grading PCGS and NGC are professional third party coin graders and certification authorities on numismatic coins. Based on the coin’s … [Read more...]

US Gold Mint: Price Cuts for Gold Coins


At the time of this writing it was expected that the price of the American Gold Eagle Proof coins would drop from September 20, 2011 due to the volatility of gold prices that had been on the downward spiral recently. However, the price cut would be based on the London gold AM and PM fixes at $1,838 per oz and $1,800 per oz respectively. It is the US Mint which sets the collector gold coin prices from the range of $1,750 to $1,799.99. Price reductions would be seen in First Spouse proof coins, 1 oz un-circulated Gold Eagle, un-circulated First Spouse gold coins, Proof Gold Eagles coins of … [Read more...]

Buying Gold Coins

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There is an almost frenzy buying and selling of gold coins in the States nowadays as exemplified by the many new gold business companies. This is a good indication of the growing number of Americans who are interested in gold coins. The spokesperson for the World Gold Council mentioned that although gold recycling is very common in the Middle East and India, it is a relatively new practice in the West.  The third quarter report of WCG on gold for 2010 mentioned an increase in the West’s recycled gold supply in recent years accounting for about 41% global supply in 2009. An economics … [Read more...]

Buying Gold Coins: What You Should Know About Gold Prices

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Gold prices were rising as much as 6% in the third quarter of 2010 according to the US Mint; this rise could be due to the 5% rise in demand for gold coins and bullion coins. Another possible factor which caused the gold price to rise is the decline of the greenback. The currency value decline boosted gold investment; there was more demand for gold coins with a record currency figure. Hedge funds were also buying up more gold coins, which impacted the demand for gold. However, the US Mint seemed to experience difficulty with the gold coin production; especially the 24-karat American Buffalo … [Read more...]

Jim Rogers Advices Against Selling Your Gold

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Jim Rogers may be a familiar figure to many since he is often seen on the different news channels on television. He is often interviewed on television since he is a popular economist and is an expert on the subject of gold. Rogers is known to have very determined views on the subject of gold. He is also known for his advocacy on the many good qualities of the gold market. On his recent television interview on the CNBC channel, Jim Rogers strongly expresses his advice for the people not to sell their gold just yet. He further proves his point by stating that gold reached an all-time high of … [Read more...]

Let The Gold Rush Come To You

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Finding gold is not easy and that is clearly depicted on a show on The Discovery Channel entitled “Gold Rush Alaska”. The show features a group of amateur miners who were tempted by the rising value of gold so they headed to Alaska to find and mine their gold fortune. They set their plan into action by buying a claim spot, mining equipment and a lot of cash on hand. The crew were rudely awakened to the harsh reality of gold mining when they got to Alaska. They met a lot of trials along the way such as frozen ground and broken equipment. Add to that the fact that they had to mine really … [Read more...]