Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

In a world of negative interest rates, gold recovers a lot of its shine.

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I wrote recently about how governments around the world are waging war on cash. This war has too fronts. The first involves phasing out high denomination banknotes, like the $100 bill and the 500 euro note. The second involves banning cash transactions over a certain level. But now there is a third front opening up. …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

As gold prices rise, watch out for fake gold bars with tungsten cores, and other scams.

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  As the price of gold begins to inch its way up, a whole new flood of buyers start looking for gold. (Weird thing…few people buy gold when the price is going down or stagnant. They prefer to buy when the price is higher!) Anyway, as these occasional or “amateur” buyers start looking for dealers, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

During times of global uncertainty, buy more gold.

When should you be buying more gold? Some people make this decision very complicated, listening to analysts on a daily basis, scrutinizing technical charts, and so on. That’s not how I make my own buying decisions. First off, I’m not a trader or speculator in gold. I’m an owner of gold. I buy physical gold …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Why physical gold is probably worth a lot more than you think.

It would be reasonable to think that the price of gold is determined solely by the supply and demand of the physical product – gold bullion. But that is not the case. Most of the “gold” traded each day is paper gold, not physical gold. This paper gold is traded in the form of ETFs, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Wondering what to give your loved ones this holiday season? Give gold.

Here in North America we have no tradition of giving gold as a gift. That’s a pity – for the reasons I describe below. And it’s not the case in many other parts of the world. Of all countries, India stands out for the way in which families protect and distribute wealth through gifts of …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

How to buy physical gold at the lowest price, and keep it safe and available.

When we think of buying physical gold, we naturally think of holding the gold in our hands and then storing it in a safe place at home, or at our bank. There is something almost irresistible about actually owning and touching the gold you buy. But that need to hold your gold in your hand …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Turkey is paying for Iranian oil with gold bars carried over the border.

Since March of this year Turkey has exported $11.7 billion in gold bullion, over 90% of which was carried over the border on its way to Iran or the United Arab Emirates. What’s happening? Turkey is buying oil. Not with wire transfers or cash, but with gold bullion. They can’t buy Iranian oil through the …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

During times of social unrest, gold is the most portable store of wealth.

To be truly independent during times of social unrest, you need to hold a portion of your wealth outside of the banking system. Remember, paper money is just the promise of money. The pieces of paper in your wallet or purse have no value in themselves. Their value lies in the promise that you can …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

To stop being a debt-slave, buy physical gold coins or bars.

The banks maintain power over us by making sure we stay in debt. For them, debt is a big money-maker. Look at your most recent credit card statements. Consider the interest you pay each month. That’s cash in their pockets and out of yours. Profit for them and loss for you. Credit cards took off …