27 Nov
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Why is Gold Valuable?

No other element has captivated mankind throughout history quite as much as gold. The oldest known gold artifact, found at a prehistoric settlement in southern Bulgaria, dates back to 4,500-4,600 B.C. Beyond its captivating beauty, gold is also a commodity with sustainable value. Gold is an investment you make because it will always have value, […]

20 Nov
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How to Invest in Gold and Silver

You already know that investing in gold and silver is a smart move for your financial future, especially as the stock market becomes more volatile with every passing year. If you’re new to investing in precious metals, however, getting started can be confusing and overwhelming. Thankfully, you can learn how to invest wisely in gold […]

13 Nov

What the Most Trusted Gold and Silver Coin Dealers Have in Common

Your money is precious. You want to grow it to fuel your retirement and protect your family’s financial wellbeing. There are plenty of gold investments that may provide you with the financial security you’re after, but there’s also no shortage of scammers looking to rip you off.  Knowing the difference between a reputable gold dealer […]

06 Nov

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Gold

Investing in gold and other precious metals is a smart investment that provides financial security during economic downturns, but there are several common pitfalls to avoid when buying gold. Inexperienced gold investors can make short-sighted mistakes that can cost them dearly. Failure to research and prepare for your investment choices could lead to a financial […]

29 Oct

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Gold Locally

You already know that gold is the best investment to make in 2019. But not all gold dealers are alike. Sure, you could look to buy precious metals online or from an overseas mega-corporation, but every day there are new tales of people being scammed, ripped off, and given counterfeit pieces that carry no value. […]

22 Oct

How to Tell if Gold is Real

If you have some gold in your possession, and you’re not sure of its worth, you’re not alone. Plenty of times, people have cases full of jewelry or inherited coins, with only a vague understanding of its worth. Unfortunately, a lot of “gold” people bring in for appraisal is fake, counterfeit, or worth much less […]

18 Oct
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Investing in COMEX? What Investors Need to Know

If you’ve spent any time with investors, you may have heard of COMEX, or commodities exchange. COMEX and commodities are more advanced and complex investment options for investors, and amateurs are generally urged to proceed with caution.  For the investment-savvy, COMEX investments can yield large returns, but run the risk of substantial loss. For those […]

03 Sep

The Gold Standard, Explained

You may have heard a spirited debate about the gold standard, fiat currency, and free-floating currency. If you’re familiar with Ron Paul or other free market advocates, the gold standard is likely to come up.  So what is the gold standard, why are so many Americans up in arms about it, and how likely is […]

29 Aug
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How Much Gold is in the World?

One of the reasons why gold is such a prized commodity is that it’s a limited resource. Unlike paper money, it can’t be printed in mass.  Additionally, gold is impossible to reproduce in a lab. The only way to get more gold is to mine it or buy what already exists. According to Smithsonian Magazine, […]

19 Jun
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How to Plan for Retirement with Gold Investing

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Its meaning is simple but universally true: Putting all of your resources into one place can be disastrous. This advice is especially true for retirement, where your post-career livelihood depends on what you stow away today. In 2008, the nation lost […]

20 May
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Recession-Proof Your Portfolio with Precious Metals

The Great Recession (late 2007 to mid-2009) devastated American families, with some lingering financial woes a decade later. Foreclosures rose by 81% from 2007 to 2008, amounting to 3.2 million total foreclosure filings. Those who managed to keep their homes that year lost almost $2 trillion in total property value, with the Federal Reserve estimating […]

15 May
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What Bull and Bear Markets Mean for Gold and Silver Prices

Lions and bears and bulls, oh my. Forget a visit to the zoo – what do these animals have to do with your financial future? Let’s break down what bear markets are, what bull markets are, and what each means for precious metal investors. What Is a Bear Market? Bears mess up campsites. They can […]

The History of Gold in America

The United States of America has a complicated, often turbulent history with gold. For thousands of years, North America has produced a prolific amount of ore, jewelry, coins, and bullion. From Mesoamericans to colonial Europeans, to the modern American economy, gold has always been a profound part of the American story. Hundreds of ships crossed […]