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Gold: 1330.67 USD
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Platinum: 831.00 USD
Palladium: 1438.50 USD
Rhodium: 2725.00 USD

Gold Market News

Precious Metals Investment Opportunity - Palladium & Rhodium

  Platinum, palladium and rhodium do not follow the price patterns of gold and silver. Unlike gold and silver, platinum and palladium prices can be hugely affected by external factors, includi...

Democracy and Gold

2016 has been an exciting year for democracy. With the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, voters have demonstrated their ability to shake up the ...

The Italian Referendum

  2016 is a year of democratic upsets, and surprise victories in the U.K and U.S may be premonitions of things to come. This time the focus is on Italy, a nation whose December 4th referendum ...

Inverted Real Yields vs Gold

  The gold market is notoriously difficult to predict because so many metrics play into the price of the metal.  There are obvious factors like supply and demand for physical gold. How...

Germany and the Eurozone

By sharing a common currency with weaker European economies like Greece and Portugal, Germany's currency is kept much lower than it would otherwise be in a free market scenario, making its exports...

The EU and UK Struggle Over a Brexit Deal

Theresa May has repeatedly stated that "no deal would be better than a bad deal" in regards to the ongoing negotiations about Brexit, Britain's divorce from the European Union. This is a...

Bitcoin and Speculation

  Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been on a roller-coaster ride in the month of May with fortunes being made and lost in a span of weeks. Bitcoin prices reached their all-time high of ...

Buying Precious Metals with Bitcoin and Etherium

Digital currencies known as “cryptocurrencies” allow millions of people all over the globe to buy and sell things without having to use fiat currencies or go through financial institutions...

The British Election and the Pound

  Britain's general election is just over two weeks away. And according to early opinion polling, Prime Minister Theresa May was set to win by a landslide with a majority of up to 150 seat...

Is Bitcoin a Bubble?

The price of Bitcoin has been exploding in recent months with prices of the cryptocurrency already doubling in the first five months of 2017. Other cryptocurrencies like Etherium and Lytecoin have inc...

Department Stores Crash

  The department store portion of the U.S retail sector is collapsing. And many of America's oldest department stores - JCPenny, Macy's, Nordstrom, and more - are in an existential cri...

Is Brexit Unifying?

  The normally fragmented European Union is uniting behind the goal of making an example out of Britain, seeking to punish the island nation for Brexit. According to Guy Verhofstadt, Britain m...

Brexit Stress Test

Brexit: Negotiations Get Nasty; Economy Remains Strong The British pound has weakened against the dollar after Theresa May, Prime minister of the U.K, suggested that European Union officials are tr...

Palladium Remains Strong

Precious metals prices have been under significant pressure as the market shrugs of political uncertainty in Europe. And the U.S Federal Reserve looks likely to increase interest rates in June. Howeve...

Investing in Silver

Silver is one of the most popular and versatile precious metals. The relatively low silver price makes it an excellent choice for investors who can’t afford gold. Right now, the spot price of si...

Greece and the Euro

Greece is a thorn in the European Union's side, and problems are flaring up again. Athens is refusing to agree to the heavy austerity measures demanded by its creditors over its 86 billion euro re...

British Wealth Eroding

The British pound is facing numerous headwinds over the next five years: The possibility Scottish independence, Brexit, and continued strengthening of the dollar. The currency is now trading at a sign...

Gold vs Bitcoins

Bitcoin and precious metals compete as alternative ways to protect wealth from government intervention and political uncertainty. However, recent events have demonstrated that Bitcoin is not a suitabl...

Inflation and Precious Metals

The gold trade is beginning to recover over concerns about global inflation and political uncertainty in the United States and Europe.  Precious metals have a complicated relationship with inf...

Problems in The European Union

Brexit has raised questions about the sustainability of the European Union and shared currency. In many ways, the future of the European Union depends on Brexit's failure. Because if Brexit actual...

Palladium

The Most Volatile Precious Metal  The performance of palladium in 2017 has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since we first alerted readers to the opportunity in palladium, the spot price of t...

China Crashes Bitcoin

Many investors expected Bitcoin to become the 'new' gold. The cryptocurrency was seen as a high-tech way to protect purchasing power from government shenanigans. Boy, was that wrong?  ...

World Gold Reserves

BRICs Hoarding Gold or Playing Catch-up?  Gold is the original money, and it has been the foundation of monetary systems since Ancient Rome. However, in the West, gold has been rapidly losing ...

Gold Around the World

Gold’s Performance in different Currencies The U.S dollar is the global reserve currency, so it is the price gold is normally measured in. However, many investors do not realize that physical...

European Bank Solvency

In 2007 the global financial system collapsed, leading to the bankruptcy of several major firms and triggering the Great Recession. Now, eight years later, the major banks of Europe still carry a stag...

Europe Unites Against Britain

The Pound Rises The British Pound is rising from its Brexit-induced collapse. And the currency is soaring against the U.S Dollar while posting somewhat mixed performance against the Euro. The Euro,...

Buying Platinum vs Buying Palladium

Platinum and palladium are both members of the platinum group of metals. Their prices tend to move in tandem, and they have many of the same uses in industry. However, investors often have trouble dec...

Buying Gold vs Buying Silver

Many precious metals investors have a hard time deciding if they should invest in gold or silver bullion. This article will help you decide which one fits your investment goals the best.  The ...

Buying Precious Metals Bars vs Coins

Once you have decided to protect your wealth through investing in precious metals, you must decide how you want to invest in precious metals. There are many different ways to invest, ranging from exch...

The War on Physical Money

There is a war on physical money. Stores and retail establishments all over the West are beginning to refuse cash as payment. This is part of a wider trend forcing customers to rely on debit and credi...

Buying Gold with Bitcoins

  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that allows millions of people around the world to conduct anonymous transactions without the involvements of banks, credit card companies, or governments. Bitcoi...

Gold and Silver During a Recession

Gold and silver investors like to buy precious metals to help secure investments in recessions and other financial crises. But is it worth it? Does it benefit your portfolio if you diversify and place...

Storing Gold in Switzerland

Gold bullion is the best way to invest in precious metals because unlike mining stocks or exchange-traded funds - that may not actually hold the metal they claim to hold - physical bullion is real and...

Greece and the Euro

Greece is a thorn in the European Union's side, and problems are flaring up again. Athens is refusing to agree to the heavy austerity measures demanded by its creditors over its 86 billion euro re...

Brexit and British Inflation

The controversy over Brexit continues with former Prime Minister Toney Blair urging people to "rise up" against Brexit - a vote he calls Britain’s biggest decision "since the Seco...

Physical Gold vs Mining Companies

When precious metals prices go up a familiar question is asked: Should I invest in gold miners or physical metal? The answer to this is simple. Physical metal outperforms gold miners over the long run...

Palladium Soars

Readers may remember the December article “Platinum and Palladium” explaining the outlook for the platinum group of metals (platinum and palladium).    “With the incred...

Is the US Economy in a Bubble?

The United States economy has been rapidly gaining ground after the election of Trump. Unemployment hit 4.6% – its lowest since 2007, and the S&P 500 breaches all-time highs almost weekly. O...

Platinum & Palladium

If the evidence coming out of the U.S economy is any indicator, the global economy may be on the verge of another large expansion period. For precious metals investors, the news is mixed because while...

What is Happening in India?

India is the #1 gold consumer in the world; it is important for gold investors to understand what is happening in this unpredictable market. The Indian physical gold market has been volatile in 2016. ...

Economic Inflation, Uncertainty and Gold Prices

U.S Inflation is the biggest bullish factor for gold. This is because gold is traded in dollars and if the value of the dollar decreases, the value of gold will increase. Gold is also a store of wealt...

Do Central Bankers Play Politics?

If you are in any way involved in investments or a student of economics, you know that monetary policy is a hot topic. Within the debate about what to do about the money supply, or how to...

Does the European Market Affect the Silver Price?

Followers of the silver market have long known that multiple factors influence movements in the price of silver. The question here is – How sensitive is the price of silver to Google searches fo...

Which Central Banks are Increasing Gold Holdings?

What central banks and other official entities do can affect the price of gold. With this backdrop, which central banks would you guess are stockpiling gold in 2018? Which central banks are net sel...

Which Central Banks Hold the Most Gold Reserves?

Which Central Banks hold the highest gold reserves? Would you guess the richest country in the world – the United States – as the top holder of the world’s most renowned metal?&nb...

What Countries Produce the Most Gold Per Annum?

If you are new to the gold market, you might be surprised to know that gold production is heavily concentrated in only a select few countries.  In 2017, the top country for gold production was...

What Happens to Gold and Silver During Recessions?

One of the most talked about issues when a recession appears on the horizon is what the price of gold does.  Why?  Because the price of gold provides insight into what investors think wil...

Hedging Against a Debt Collapse with Gold

In the world of finance, there is perhaps no more hotly debate issue than debt.  One the one end of the debate are observers who worry about what a debt collapse could do to the global economy.&n...

Ethereum based blockchain quorum to be used to tokenize gold bars

JPMorgan bank has introduced an Ethereum based “Blockchain quorum" to tokenize gold bars. The process includes giving the gold bars a unique identity which can then be used between specific...

Can Gold Hedge Against Inflation?

What is Hyperinflation? “When monetary inflation occurs at a high rate, the phenomena is called Hyperinflation.” To put it simply, when the prices of goods and services increase at a ra...

Hungary Increases Its Gold Reserves

In a fascinating turn of events this October, the MNB (Magyar Nemzeti Bank), or Hungarian Central Bank has announced a nearly 10-fold increase in Hungary’s gold holdings. Almost all countries...

What is Precious Metals Price Manipulation

Precious metal manipulation is one of the most controversial topics amongst bullion investors of all types and sizes. Some consider it an evil thing done by the bullion banks and other big i...

The Gold Markets in 2019

2018 saw global stock markets reach all-time highs, then only to give up a chuck of wealth to end the year.  We saw the beginnings of a trade war between the U.S. and China.  Brexit garnered...

Why is China Buying More Gold?

A few days ago, the People’s Bank of China published what some might consider a surprising figure.  Chinese officials announced that official gold holdings rose in December 2018.  This...

The Future of Deutsche Bank

If you look at Deutsche Bank’s recent news coverage, a serious questions needs to be asked: Is it possible that Deutsche Bank could trigger the downfall of the global banking system? Deutsche Ba...

Brexit or Gold? Looking at Global Interest

If you look around the world, you will find a host of issue that could have far-reaching impacts on the future of the global economy.  In the UK, the top issue is Brexit.  The final outcome ...

The World Economic Forum and the Gold Price

Perhaps the most newsworthy event of this past week was the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The event brings together leaders from around the world to discuss pertinent economics top...

Italian Debt Levels

New analysis of Italy’s debt has come to two potentially damaging conclusions, which could have a large impact on the markets. First, that many other European countries owe Italy debt, which mea...

Deutsche Bank and the Gold Price Fixing Scandal

The Deutsche Bank has paid $60 million dollars to settle a lawsuit with investors who alleged that the bank manipulated gold prices. The bank denied doing anything wrong and hasn’t yet commented...

The Year of Palladium

If you’ve been watching the financial markets, one area that you hopefully haven’t been missing out on is the precious metals markets. The precious metals – gold, silver, platinum, p...