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!

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!

Who is buying gold: Paulson, Soros, Robertson and others.

While I always remain skeptical about the opinions of gold experts, I do take notice when a few of the more notable gold buyers start stocking up on my favorite metal. Over the last few days I have read a number of stories about well-known investors buying more gold. John Paulson and George Soros have …

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!

Why the 0.1% don’t want you to own gold.

By the 0.1% I mean, of course, the ultra-wealthy. This is not the same group as the 1%. The 0.1% play at an entirely different level. These are the folks who are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and sometimes billions. They use their money to buy influence at every level of government. Their financial …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

How to buy gold, and where to store it.

There is no mystery behind buying gold. No secret to how you should buy it. Yes, gold has an air of mystery about it. It is purchased and hoarded by central banks, third-world dictators and the super-wealthy. It is also worn by the rich and famous. It’s easy to imagine that, like fancy cars or …