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Allocated vs Unallocated Gold
Budget Boon for Bullion Investors as CGT Rates Cut
March 17th 2016 Wednesday afternoon saw the release of George Osborne’s latest UK budget and, despite rather bleak prospects for growth in coming years, there were some positive points for gold investors. In a bid to stimulate a stalling economy, the chancellor took a number of measures to encourage more ...
Bullion Coin Dealers
Buy Gold on eBay
Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coin
As the UK’s No.1 online bullion dealer*, the majority of BullionByPost’s customers are interested in buying gold, silver, and platinum coins as shields against inflation and economic instability. However, some of the coins that we sell also attract customers of a slightly different nature. Coin collecting, or numismatics, has been ...
Draghi Hints at Further Intervention after Poor Growth
January 25th 2016 Mario Draghi has indicated that the European Central Bank may intervene in order to boost faltering growth and decrease the threat of deflation after conceding that the stated 2% inflation target is unlikely to be met. Decreasing oil prices have been held partly accountable for this failure, ...
eBay Gold Sovereigns
Gold and Silver Demand at Highest Since 2011
Gold Bullion in High Demand in 2016
Gold Coin Prices
Relatively affordable and easy to store, coins offer an excellent, flexible way to invest in gold. Gold bullion coins differ greatly from circulated, ‘numismatic’ coins. Although they may well be given a nominal face value, in reality the material worth of their bullion content is much higher than that. In ...
Gold Hits 9 Month High as US Jobs Data Looms
February 5th 2016 Gold has increased by nearly 2.9% (+£22/oz t) this week in anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s latest jobs data report (due 1:30pm GMT today). US job creation is widely acknowledged as an important indicator of economic performance. Underwhelming data in today's report would cause major concern ...
Gold jumps £20 an ounce overnight with 7 days until the referendum.
June 16th 2016 Gold has risen by another 2% (+£16.70/ oz t) overnight, reaching its highest price in sterling since 2013 as we move towards ‘Brexit’ referendum day. The increasing likeliness that Britain leaves the European Union has caused the value of the pound to sink in recent weeks, pushing ...
Gold Jumps 4.5% in a Week as LinkedIn Shares Plummet 43%
Gold Mining Stocks vs Physical Gold
Gold Price Hits £900 per Ounce
March 4th 2016 Plummeting oil prices, volatile markets and concerns about global growth have contributed to gold’s steady rise since last year with investors opting to protect their wealth in safe-haven assets. Increasing support for Britain’s potential EU exit has caused the pound to plummet, pushing the gold price up ...
Gold remains high as bleak reality of UK economy hits home
July 26th 2016 The gold price has increased by 0.55% (£+5.47/ oz t) today after sterling slipped to a two-week low. The pound’s latest slide came after BoE's Martin Weale indicated that monetary policy changes were needed in response to weak UK data. Britiain is currently suffering the worst contraction ...
Gold Sovereign Dimensions
One of the world’s most famous bullion coins, the gold Sovereign comes in a variety of denominations, sizes and weights, namely the Quintuple Sovereign, Double Sovereign, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, and Quarter Sovereign. Click here for information on gold Sovereign weights. As well as having different nominal face values, these 22 ...
Gold vs Silver
Gold vs Stocks
All investors have their own reasons for wanting to invest their money and this tends to influence their decision when it comes to choosing a particular asset. Different assets offer different benefits and risks depending on their nature and this will influence an investor's choice. Gold is typically seen as ...
How Many Grams in an Ounce of Gold?
How Much Gold Is There In The World?
How Much is a Gold Coin Worth?
How Much is a Guinea Worth?
How Much is a Silver Dollar Worth?
How Much is Gold Worth?
How to Invest in Platinum
Platinum investment Once an investor has decided which metal, or metals, they wish to purchase, the question of ‘how to invest’ remains. There are several investment products available to potential owners of platinum. Below we explore some of the more common methods, looking at some of their advantages and disadvantages, ...
How to Invest in Silver Bullion
How To Tell If Gold Is Real
Investing in Precious Metals
Investing in Silver
Invest in Gold and Silver
For thousands of years, the scarcity and natural beauty of gold and silver has led to them being been considered commodities of significant material value. Archaeologists and treasure hunters are constantly digging up old gold and silver coins, evidence of the timeless link between wealth and precious metals. Despite the ...
Is Gold a Safe Investment?
Is it Safe to Buy Gold Online?
Is it the Right Time to Buy Gold?
Is Platinum Better than Gold? Choosing your Metal
Is Platinum More Valuable than Gold? Throughout history platinum has tended to be more expensive than gold and is generally considered to be the most valuable metal of all. Culturally, there is a hierarchy amongst the precious metals which roughly translates into their material value. At the top of this ...
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) was founded in 1987 by the market’s regulator at the time, the Bank of England. It is the trade association for the ‘over the counter’ gold and silver market in London.The association is responsible for the regulation of such areas as refining standards, trading ...
While the use of gold and silver as stores of wealth can be traced back to ancient civilisations, investment in platinum bullion is a much newer phenomenon. However, since the 18 th century, investment demand for platinum bars and coins has grown exponentially. Platinum is much scarcer than either of ...
Platinum vs Gold
Related Pages Platinum Investment Platinum Bars Having fascinated mankind for thousands of years, many would argue that gold is the definitive precious metal. However, while such a statement would not necessarily be false, gold bars and coins are not the only option you should consider for your investment portfolio. All ...
Rare British Coins
British bullion coins are recognised internationally and make a popular choice for investors in precious metals both domestically and across the globe. Coins such as the gold and silver Britannia and the Sovereign make excellent, trusted and flexible investments in coins produced by the world famous Royal Mint, as well ...
Rare Gold Sovereigns
Record Demand for Gold in Q1 2016
May 13th 2016 T he gold price has been the centre of attention in the last few months. The precious metal has been one of the highest performing investments this year, as the slowing global economy and turbulent geopolitical climate turned investors’ heads towards the trusted safe-haven. Click here to ...
Should I Buy Gold or Silver?
Investing in precious metals is a big commitment, and it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We would always recommend a diverse portfolio containing both, covering you for any possible scenario, however, we’re aware that it’s not always possible. In order to help your decision, then, we ...
While allocated gold becomes your physical, ‘allocated’ property when purchased, unallocated gold is gold in which you invest, but do not actually own. It remains the property of the bank or organisation, and makes up their physical liquid reserve to be sold off in times of a liquidity crisis in ...
What Causes the Gold Price to Fluctuate?
What is a Gold Ingot?
What is a Troy Ounce?
What is Gold Bullion?
What is gold used for?
What is Silver Used for?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Gold?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Palladium?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Platinum?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Silver?
What is the COMEX?
The COMEX is the principal market in which precious metals contracts are traded. The COMEX is administered by the CME Group, which oversees around 3 billion options and future, making it the largest derivatives market in the world. The COMEX was formerly known as the Commodity Exchange Inc. but changed ...
What is the Face Value of a Sovereign?
What is the GLD? - Bullion vs ETFs
What is the Gold Standard?
What is the London Gold Fix?
What is the Meaning of Bullion Market?
What is the Weight of a Gold Sovereign?
What would Donald Trump mean for gold?
When Should I Buy Gold?
Where Does Gold Come From?
Origins of Gold There’s something about gold that we find irresistible. This soft, shiny metal has formed an integral part of our monetary system for thousands of years, as well as having a huge importance in jewellery and, more recently, playing an important role in medicine and everyday technology. The ...
Why Buy Silver Instead of Gold?
Will the Value of Gold Increase?
Will the Value of Silver Increase?
World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the international gold industry. Made up of a number of the world’s eighteen largest gold mining companies including Barrick, China Gold, Newmont Mining Corporation and Silver Wheaton, the World Gold Council works with its members’ combined expertise to further gold’s ...