Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

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

gold in a safe

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!

2 Reasons why you should store some of your gold overseas.

Owning gold is all about protecting yourself and your wealth. It’s the money you keep outside of the banking system and out of reach of Wall Street. It’s about planning for the future and avoiding risk. It’s about coming out on top in the event of a catastrophic social or economic event. To achieve this …

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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Buying and owning physical gold can be a great way to build your savings.

First, let me qualify that headline by saying this applies only if gold continue to at least hold its value. If the price of gold suddenly drops significantly, then your savings will take a corresponding hit. So while using gold as vehicle for savings has been a good bet for several years now, there is …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

The intrinsic value of gold depends on who you are, and what you want.

Gold has a spot price value, measured in dollars. We can look at that each day and, recently, we can watch it rise and rise, seemingly with no end in sight.   But gold’s value isn`t always measured just in dollars. And that’s what makes it such an interesting, complex and sometimes confusing asset. For …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

If you store your gold at home, protect it from discovery by metal detectors.

Some people like to store their gold at home, hiding it either within their house or buried in the yard. If you choose not to install a safe, and decide either to hide your gold coins or bars in hard-to-find places in the house, or your yard, don’t forget to think about thieves with metal …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Cash-for-gold stores are the perfect place for thieves to convert stolen gold into cash.

As you have probably noticed, since the crash of 2008, tens of thousands of cash-for-gold businesses have sprung up all over the country.   You’ll find them in most malls, and online. In fact, last time I went to my local dry cleaners, they had put a cash-for-gold sign in their window. It makes sense, …