Live Metal Prices / oz
Gold: 1506.23 USD
Silver: 17.12 USD
Platinum: 852.50 USD
Palladium: 1485.00 USD
Rhodium: 3930.00 USD

Investing Guide

Who Doesn't Love a Currency War?

One of the most interesting topics in the field of economics, or of the global markets in general, is the topic of currency wars.  At their core, currency wars are really just wars without guns, ...

Germany's Entirely Negative Yield Curve Should Be Good for Gold

Bond markets are in territory the world has never seen before.  At least a quarter of all investment grade debt is trading at a negative yield.  And, for the first time ever, the entire Germ...

When Gold Booms, Should You Buy Silver?

Gold and silver are perhaps the two most well-known investment vehicles across the globe.  Their ability to hold a store of value has lasted centuries.  Let’s suppose one had to decide...

The Benefits of Storing Gold and Silver Bars in Switzerland

Buying gold and silver bars and storing them is a popular form of investment. If you are looking to invest or build a portfolio, consider investing in gold or silver bars. It should be noted that th...

Dripping into Inflation

Price appreciation, commonly known as inflation, is a bad omen for almost every stock investor that has not put the requisite effort into protecting against inflation.  Could higher inflation be ...

Is Bitcoin a Good Option for a Diversified Portfolio?

Perhaps the most popular word in the financial world is diversification.  The idea is that investors should hold multiple eggs in multiple baskets.  It’s as simple as that.  ...

Bitcoin Prices Jump

On Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin shot up above $5,000 per coin.  Speculation swirled on what could have caused the jump.   According to Reuters, the catalyst behind the rise in the B...

How will Gold React to a Looming Recession?

If you are a watcher of global markets, you’re likely aware that markets are concerned about a potential global slowdown.  Should a recession happen in 2019 or 2020, what would it mean for ...

Gold Popularity Across the Globe

Every now and then the World Gold Council releases figures on gold demand by country, central bank purchases, and a host of other areas.  Their most recent release – net flows into and o...

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...

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...

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...

What is the World Gold Council?

The World Gold Council (WGC) was registered in 1987 as a non-profit organization to help increase the demand and application of gold and development of certain gold products in the global market. It h...

Gold vs Bitcoin: Which is a better long term investment?

Thousands of years ago people began to use gold to making coins to conduct trade with. However, gold quickly caught the eye of investors, primarily due to its usefulness and the liquidi...

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...

What is the LBMA?

LBMA stands for London Bullion Market Association which is a trade association representing the global bullion market. It is a member-based association containing several banks and precious metal refi...

Converting Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoins into Gold and Silver Bullion

Many precious metals investors overlap into the world of cryptocurrency investors. This is predominantly because many precious metals investors, like cryptocurrency investors, are skeptical of governm...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Chose Switzerland for Bullion Storage?

If you are thinking about purchasing gold or silver, our Swiss storage may be an excellent option. have recently purchased some gold that you want to store somewhere for safekeeping, conside...

Why Invest in Gold Sovereigns

Owning gold bullion has a number of really potentially positive benefits, including hedging against inflation, maintaining value during a recession, and being freely recognised and traded worlwide. ...

Silver Coins - Collecting vs Investing

Silver Coins can be divided into 4 categories: Proof Coins, Silver Coins, Silver Rounds and Junk Silver. Depending on your reason for buying silver coins, one of these may be preferable over another. ...

Why Should I Buy Gold Bars?

It is important to consider the spot price and the premium when purchasing gold bars. Generally, it is a good idea to invest in bars that carry a lower premium. Gold bars carry a lower premium than mo...

Why Should I Buy Silver Coins?

Investing in silver coins provides a number of key advantages over purchasing other investment products, including stocks, foreign curency and real estate. In the article below, we will highlight the ...

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...

The US Palladium Market

Palladium can be traded on both the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in America. In the United States, individuals can buy palladium in the form of an ETF, and as physi...

The US Platinum Market

Platinum is far more thinly traded than gold or silver. However, it is still a significant investment opportunity for precious metals investors looking to purchase platinum bars and coins. Platinum ...

The US Silver Market

Silver in America can be traded on both the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In the United States, individuals can buy silver in the form of an ETF, and as physical bu...

The US Gold Market

Gold in America can be traded on both the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In the United States, individuals can buy gold in the form of an ETF, and as physical bull...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Gold Bars vs Gold Coins

So, you have decided that you want to protect your wealth and purchasing power with gold. But there are so many different ways to invest in gold, and you don’t know which one to choose. Thankful...

Investing in Gold

Gold was the first form of money, and it is still the safest financial asset in history. Investing in gold is the best way for regular people to protect their purchasing power and pass wealth from gen...

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...

Storing Silver in Switzerland

  Physical silver bullion bars and coins are excellent ways to invest in precious metals because silver is cheaper than gold per ounce – and thus, easily accessible to investors of all w...

Buy Gold Coins - Which Gold Coins Should I Buy?

A Brief History of Gold Coins Gold coins have been used as a storage of value and means of exchange going back for hundreds and even thousands of years. A number of empires and civilisations histor...