Live Metal Prices / oz
Gold:
1736.98 USD
Silver:
25.42 USD
Platinum:
1173.50 USD
Palladium:
2675.00 USD
Rhodium:
28099.90 USD

Investing Information

What are the signs of inflation in the United States?

Before diving into the topic, let's start with the question:  What is inflation? Generally, it denotes the continuous rise in the price levels that can lower the purchasing power of you...

Modern Monetary Theory and the Gold Market

After the great recession threatened to collapse the global economy, contemporaneous economic theories were scrutinized greatly and deemed unfit. As a result, various new theories emerged that aimed ...

What Causes Volatility in the Silver Market?

The precious metal market is notorious for its volatility caused by various factors including but not limited to inflation, the price of the dollar, changing demand, and so on. Silver as an inve...

How are the Swiss Franc and Gold Prices Related?

Both the Swiss Franc (CHF) and physical gold have acted as reserve 'currencies' thereby establishing a relationship between the gold price and Swiss Franc. Despite some differences,...

Why is Palladium so Expensive?

Palladium is one of the six platinum group metals (PGM). It is a rare precious metal (many times rarer than gold) and a large portion of it is extracted from mines in Russia, the United Sta...

Is Reddit Influencing the Silver Price?

The spot price of silver per ounce as of the beginning of February is around $27/oz. The metal retracted from a fluctuation up to $30 as a result of what many investors claim is the ne...

How Much Money Should A person Invest in Gold and Silver?

The debate about how much a person should invest in gold, silver, or other precious metals has been active for decades. There are people who don’t consider gold a good investment, while on the ...

In the Context of Precious Metals, What Do Recent Central Bank Actions Mean?

On Monday of last week, global markets took in news from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) that they would be involved in more money printing operations. At the end of the BOJ announcement was the following: ...

What is going on with the gold - platinum ratio?

In recent years, gold has had an amazing run. Since bottoming at $1,049 in December 2015, gold is up to $1,650 - a gain of 57%. (As an interesting note, the American Federal Reserve began raising rat...

What is the Best Size Silver Bar to Buy?

  Precious metals have always been a top choice for investors, especially when it comes to silver. Silver has many advantages, including its use as a currency. It also has m...

Investing in Platinum and Palladium

Over the past couple of years, the decision to invest in precious metals has almost always been followed by the options gold and silver to the point that these two appear to be the only pr...

The Benefits of Owning Physical Gold

Reportedly the most prevalent metal in which people invest, the history of gold’s benefits can be traced back several centuries. From time immemorial, in addition to being used for its med...

What Kind of Silver Bars Should I Buy?

Generally referred to as "the poor man's gold," silver has been demonstrated to be an efficient form of investment owing to its relative accessibility and affordability, and its si...

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Silver

Silver is a promising investment that you need to be thinking. Silver is considered a tangible asset and has no default risk. Most importantly silver is considered as real money. However, silver has ...

Buying Silver When Gold is Strong Could Be a Great Strategy

When thinking of something one can hold that has been a store of value throughout the ages, it is hard to beat gold and silver.  People’s faith in the two metals’ ability to store va...

The most popular silver coins to invest in

The start of the year is perhaps the best time to evaluate your greatest investment opportunities. For silver coins, however, you can start anytime. Investing in Silver is considered to be a safer be...

Why Buy Gold and Silver

Purchasing Precious Metals has and still is a move often made by those that seek to improve their investment portfolio. Regardless of the fact that Gold and Silver are an ancient asset class, they ar...

Buying Gold with Bitcoin

A Brief History of Bitcoin Bitcoin was primarily started as an alternative to conventional currency and payment methods. However, as the world understood the benefits of Bitcoin, users thronged ...

The Swiss National Bank's Gold Policies

Switzerland is ranked 8th in the list of countries holding gold in their national banks. Its national gold reserves now stand at 1040 tonnes, after a long period of selling. Switzerland stores the ma...

Precious Metals vs Cryptocurrencies - An Investment Overview

Investing can be a good financial strategy for individuals looking earn some extra money for the future. This world we live in has many different investment options - stocks, bonds, real es...

What is the Gold Standard?

The gold standard is a gold-backed system developed to regulate the value of various paper currencies used by different countries around the globe. To put it simply, it is: “The monetary s...

The Relationship Between Gold and Bitcoin

Since the arrival of Bitcoin in the mainstream economy and the boost in its price in the year 2017, Bitcoin has been correlated to gold. Many financial analysts and cryptocurrency experts are now cal...

What is the Best Size Gold Bar to Buy?

Precious metals investors, particularly those new to investing into physical bullion, frequently ask what the best sized gold bar is to invest in. Ant the answer is: It depends on your circumstances....

What is the Gold / Silver Price Ratio?

Outside of the price of money, perhaps the two most watched prices are the price of gold and the price of silver.  The next figure has a look at the two prices since 1976.  The red line, al...

Storing Gold and Silver in Switzerland

Switzerland has long been considered one of the safest countries in the world to store assets. The country maintains a neutral foreign policy, and boasts a stable Economy and social structure. Furthe...

Gold and Silver Bars vs Gold and Silver Coins

One common question many new precious metals investors ask is: “Should I buy bars or coins?” In this article, we will review the pros and cons of each. Why buy precious metals? ...

Adding Precious Metals to an Investment Portfolio

If you are considering purchasing precious metals to build or add to an investment portfolio, there are a number of benefits to investing into a long-term precious metals portfolio over short-term sp...

Why Buy Palladium?

Palladium is very popular amongst precious metals investors as a means of enhancing and diversifying portfolios. Palladium is one of the Platinum Group Metals (PGM), which are much rarer and difficul...

Platinum vs Gold

Platinum is purchased for industrial purposes (automotive industry), for its attractiveness (jewellery) or for investment.  Due to the metal’s limited supply and the increasing demand for ...

Why Buy Platinum?

Platinum is one of the four major precious metals held physically by investors, however, it is traded in significantly lower quantities than gold or silver. One of the main reasons for this is that t...

Why Buy Silver?

Silver and gold are most popular precious metals for investors. Silver is available to investors as bars, coins or rounds, and can be purchased in denominations from 1 gram to 100-ounce sizes. Silver...

Why Buy Gold?

Gold has been used in commerce and trade as a store of value, a means of wealth and a medium of exchange for several thousand years.  Gold and silver are real, physical money.  Gold cannot ...