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  • What Are Precious Metals Futures?

    At its core, a “futures contract” is an agreement to purchase a certain asset at a standard size and type at a later date, but at a price agreed upon today. That means then, that precious metals futures is an agreement between two parties to purchase precious metals at a future date at a price...
  • Choosing Between Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium

    Choose your Precious Metal Much like diversification in your overall investment portfolio is wise, it is important to keep an eye on diversity when you invest in precious metals as well. Let’s take a look at the different options you have when choosing between gold, silver, and platinum—as ...
  • How to Store Precious Metals

    You’ve invested a lot of money into your collection of precious metals. It is important, then, to make sure your precious metals are stored safely. You don’t want to lose your investment to such incidents such as theft or natural disasters, and you also want to make sure that your coins remain i...
  • What is the Gold Standard?

    The gold standard is a system in which currency in a given country is tied to a specific amount of gold. What this means is that the government would agree to sell an amount of gold for a specific price and people could trade in their currency for a respective amount of gold. For example, let’s ...
  • Who is Augustus Saint-Gaudens?

    Born in Ireland, Augustus Saint-Gaudens moved to New York City with his family before the age of one. From this beginning, he went on to become not only one of the greatest American sculptors of all time but also perhaps the most influential coin designer in American history. Raised in New York C...
  • Why Invest in Precious Metals?

    Diversify Precious Metals One of the primary lessons in investment is diversification and precious metals are an ideal way to diversify your investment portfolio. Best of all, there’s no better time to invest in precious metals than the present. Now is a perfect time to look into adding some div...
  • Gold Confiscation of 1933

    What Was the 1933 Gold Confiscation? Amidst the Great Depression, the United States government decided to remove itself from the gold standard. Many individuals and foreign governments had started converting their currency to gold, which restricted the American supply of circulated currency. So, on...
  • What Are Gold Ingots?

    Gold ingots are large gold bars that have been created by pouring molten gold into a mold and allowing it to solidify. Gold ingots are the heaviest of gold bars and are referred to as “cast.” This is compared to smaller bars, which are referred to as “minted.” Casting Gold isn’t the ...
  • How to Avoid Scams When Purchasing Precious Metals Online

    As with any large purchase you make online, you need to be vigilant when purchasing gold and other precious metals over the Internet. Although the chance of fraud is relatively small, you will still want to be on guard for anything that may seem amiss. Also, as the price of precious metals rises, t...
  • Why is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    Is now a good time to buy gold? And, if so, why is that? First of all, no one can ever predict with complete accuracy where markets are headed. If they could, there would be some extremely rich people in the world. Even investment gurus such as Warren Buffet have their occasional poor choice in inv...

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