5 Tips to Consider before Investing in Gold Bullion

Before investing in gold bullion, there are several factors you should consider to make sure you’re receiving the best return on your investment. Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals … [Read more...]

Make Copper Great Again: How President Trump is Boosting Copper Prices

In the first ten months of 2016, copper prices plummeted as many traders experienced a global economic slowdown. However, during the last couple months of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, a wave of new … [Read more...]

Wealth Inequality in America—Protect Your Wealth With Gold

When evaluating the state of wealth in America, economists look at more than just your bank account. Wealth includes salary, savings, property, investments and other assets minus any liabilities. … [Read more...]

Does the Super Bowl Trophy Contain Silver?

Who can ever forget the final minutes of Super Bowl LI when victory was snatched right out of the talons of the Atlanta Falcons in overtime? It was heart wrenching television (especially for Atlanta … [Read more...]

Top 5 Popular Silver Coins for Practical Investors

Many new and even some long-time coin collectors and precious metal investors are often stumped when it comes to determining which silver coins they want to buy. There are many options out there, so … [Read more...]

Modern Uses for Copper in the Information Age

Copper has been an integral part of human society since ancient times. In the Stone Age, copper malleability and durability made it the perfect material for tools, and the Bronze Age that came … [Read more...]

How a Chunk of Raw Gold Becomes a Coin

There’s nothing like a new coin to add to your collection of bullion: the shine of the metal and the intricate designs that make each coin a beauty to behold. But, long before that gold, silver or … [Read more...]

Mentions of Gold and Silver in the Bible

Gold and silver have been around for a while. A long while. In fact, mentions of precious metals can even be found in among the oldest and most influential texts in human history, including the … [Read more...]

“Beam me up, Scotty”: How Star Trek Inspired a Gold Coin

Early in June 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled its Star Trek Delta Coin. Inspired by the Starfleet insignia, the RCM designed a coin fitting of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. If you’re … [Read more...]

Why Did Ancient Civilizations Use Gold as Currency?

Sometime between 600 and 500 BCE, gold coins were minted under King Croesus of Lydia in modern-day Turkey—and ever since mankind has been positively gold obsessed! But why gold? How did ancient … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Stuck with Counterfeit Gold Coins: How to Spot a Fake

In recent years, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has warned collectors of an increase in counterfeit coins entering the market. According to the PNG: “It is clear there is an increase in … [Read more...]

The Economist’s Guide to the Gold-to-Platinum Ratio

Investors are probably familiar with the gold-to-silver ratio, which determines how much silver it would take to purchase an ounce of gold. This ratio can be useful to investors choosing between the … [Read more...]

Traveling to India? Take Stock of the Gold You’re Carrying

In several recent instances, Indian women travelling to the Gulf with visitor visas were required by customs officials to pay an import duty on any gold ornaments they were carrying on their return … [Read more...]

Gold Bullion Predicted to Reach $10,000 an Ounce

On a recent episode of CNBC’s “Future’s Now,” Jim Rickards, author of The New Case for Gold, claimed that the price of gold would reach $10,000 per ounce by 2018. It’s a pretty big prediction, and … [Read more...]

A Leader in Gold Refinery: The Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is a relatively young mint. However, in the past 107 years since its creation, Canada has become a pioneer of gold refining the world over. Precious metal investors have … [Read more...]

Royal Canadian Mint Makes Error on 2016 Roaring Grizzly Gold Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint introduced two new coins at the 2016 World Money Fair. One of the coins featured was the .999 pure gold Roaring Grizzly. This coin is design number three in the RCM’s “Call of … [Read more...]

What’s the Best Gold Bullion Coin?

When it comes to buying investment bullion, gold is gold, right? Well, yes and no. Each country that issues investment grade bullion does so a little differently. Some countries choose purity over … [Read more...]

Top Gold and Silver Coins to Add to Your Portfolio

A surge of buyers entered the market last summer in search of cheap gold and silver coins. With prices at 5½-year lows, buyers leapt at the chance to purchase U.S. minted coins. The demand was so high … [Read more...]

3 Questions to Help You Build a Purposeful Precious Metals Portfolio

There’s creating a precious metals portfolio—and then there’s creating a purposeful precious metals portfolio. If you’re interested in making investment gains, don’t just buy gold and silver and hope … [Read more...]

Antique and Estate Gold Jewelry Periods

Whether you’re an aspiring jewelry collector or you’re on the market for some nice gold wedding jewelry or a conversation piece, you may find that estate jewelry has a lot to offer. “Estate” simply … [Read more...]

Reading the Relationship between Currencies and Gold

The relationship between currencies and gold goes back centuries. Throughout the ages, the relationship between those two economic factors remained closely linked. However, with much of the world … [Read more...]

Gold Prices: Down They Go, Where They’ll Stop No One Knows

2015 could be called "The Year the Federal Reserve Considered Upping Interest Rates" – an ongoing saga of an anticipated rate hike that sent markets, including the spot prices of gold and silver, into … [Read more...]

India’s Secret Gold Stash

For generations, gold has been a pivotal part of Hindi religion. Gold is frequently given as an offering to the gods and goddess on religious days and when people want their prayers answered. All of … [Read more...]

You Might Be Your Coins’ Worst Enemy

For coin collectors and investors, owning rare and valuable gold or silver coins comes with a pride that often results in showing off your collection. There’s nothing wrong with showing off your … [Read more...]

Silver Wedding Bands: Is it worth it?

Are you and your partner considering choosing silver for your wedding bands? Business Insider states that “silver, once the lesser metal, has become trendier than gold in luxury jewelry.” Silver … [Read more...]

Silver’s in High Demand Across the Globe

Silver’s been in high demand since this summer. According to The Northern Miner, “Globally, silver bullion coin sales reached an all-time high of 32.9 million oz. in this year’s [2015] third … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Various Metals for Jewelry

Gold or silver used to be the metals that immediately came to mind when people thought of jewelry. While gold and silver are still mainstays of modern designer jewelry, they've been joined by metals … [Read more...]

Is Your Gold Taxable? Tax Experts Weigh In

In most cases, selling a capital investment requires you to report your gains or losses to the IRS for tax purposes. However, buying, selling and trading gold works a bit differently. While precious … [Read more...]

Should You Invest in Physical Gold or Mining Stocks?

As we continue to see forecasts of a weaker long-term economy, more and more people are turning to gold and precious metal investing to offset potential losses in the stock market. While the most … [Read more...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Storing Your Gold

When investing in physical gold, silver or another physical commodity, buyers must have a plan for storing it. As a precious metals investor, understanding your storage options is a vital part of … [Read more...]