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...]

The Majority of Americans Choose Gold

The latest CNBC All-American Economic Survey shows investors to believe that gold is the “best investment,” better than real estate or stocks. There is a lot of liking towards the shiny yellow metal. Seemingly there are no limits to this metal, from geographic regions, income levels and political parties. According to pollster Jay Campbell of Hart Research who ran the poll survey for CNBC “Gold has taken over perceptions across the public as being a good investment. If not first, gold comes in as a very close second among investors.” The poll indicates that gold is the “best … [Read more...]

Who’s Buying Physical Gold?

There are many people all over the world that have been obtaining physical gold from gold companies. People obtain gold for different reasons. For example, they might obtain gold for preservation of principle or capital appreciation. Gold is good for providing financial insurance for your paper assets that are in your portfolio. This is due to the fact that gold and paper assets typically have an inverse relationship, so when stocks go down gold prices go up and vice versa. There have been times where stocks and gold both went up at the same time. Individuals, central banks, large … [Read more...]

Why are Semi-Numismatic Coins and Silver Coins Favorable to Investors?

In order to give you a good understanding let me first give you the definition of numismatic. Wikipedia defines it as the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. The government would say that numismatic is gold coins having a recognized special value to collectors. When obtaining gold coins for your portfolio the Governments definition is the one to keep in mind. It also directs you to know which coins are subject to confiscation and which ones are not. This brings us to the guiding question of this article. There are people in the coin … [Read more...]

The Steady Value of Gold against Other Commodities

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When compared to other trading commodities, gold has shown a steady increase in value even when other commodities in the market seem to be losing value. Gold coins are the commodity which interests most investors with the sales of and demand for these coins hitting an all-time high compared to the previous years’ performance. In the month of May of this year alone, the US mint has managed to sell 85,000 ounces of the famous American Eagle gold coins. Although such sales decrease the spot price of this precious metal asset, huge increases in price are always expected the following year. In … [Read more...]

Gold – Traders, Investors and Collectors

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When it comes to the gold market, there are 3 categories of interested parties: traders, investors and collectors. However, it seems that the last group has been most successful in reaping a profit with this commodity. Traders of Gold People who trade gold are known as gold traders who basically purchase to sell gold in futures contracts whose market is quite volatile but brings big profit if the trader can anticipate and make the right move to take advantage of the gold price fluctuations. Gold traders are in the market for a quick earning and not so much for security and safety … [Read more...]

Numismatic Gold Coins or Bullion Gold Coins?

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After the monetary stimulus plan was announced by the Federal Reserve to boost the economy, the US bullion prices jumped to a new high at above $1,380 per ounce on November 4, 2010. During this time, investors have turned more towards gold bullion rather than numismatic gold coins. This is true despite the fact that numismatic gold coins have a rare value have sold at exceedingly high prices during auctions. Numismatic Gold Coins Numismatic gold coins are a collector’s joy because these are rare coins, often holding much historical significance that can enrich any coin collection. They … [Read more...]