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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Introducing the World’s Top Gold Producers

In the year 2013, the gold market was value at approximately $210 billion – no small amount of money. Gold mining is a huge source of export for dozens of countries, employs thousands of people … [Read more...]

The Summer of Low Gold Prices

Falling gold prices this summer meant precious metal buyers were eager to invest in the yellow metal. However, for every buyer there is a seller—and sellers have reasons for cutting their … [Read more...]

The 1980s Hint at Where Gold Prices May Land

Gold prices have been volatile this summer as the yellow metal hit 5-year lows in July and early August. And the question on some investors’ minds was, “When will it stop?” The last 10 years has … [Read more...]

An Effective Precious Metal Portfolio Depends on You!

If you’re getting into precious metals investing, you may find yourself debating which metal to choose or which investment option to follow. At any rate, the option that’s best for you really just … [Read more...]

How to Stay Away From Unethical Gold

Our society loves gold, but we may not love knowing where it comes from. Would you be comfortable knowing that your gold bullion or wedding band came from gold mined by child slaves in the brutal … [Read more...]

Why Physical Gold Ownership is Such a Pain in Your Back Pocket

Investing in gold is great for avoiding the pitfalls of placing trust in world markets and paper currencies. In fact, that’s exactly why physical gold has been seen as one of the best long-term … [Read more...]

Should You Buy Allocated or Unallocated Bullion?

Precious metals investing has always been one of the most secure investment vehicles for the wealthy – as well as those with enough cash to buy and hold. Gold and silver have intrinsic value that is … [Read more...]

Australian Man Finds Huge Gold Nugget After Wife Tells Him to Leave the House Because He Was “Getting Grumpy”

An Australian man just got $135,000 richer after he stumbled upon a 2.7 kilogram gold nugget just 6 inches below the surface on his Northern Victory property. The lucky bloke, Mick Brown, is a … [Read more...]

Global Insecurity is Good for Two Things: Gossip and Gold

When international anxiety spikes, there are usually just two groups of people who see a silver lining: newscasters and gold investors. Of course, for the media it's all about those ratings, ratings, … [Read more...]