Current Live World Spot Prices
Last update: Sat 21st May 2022 06:59 (Melbourne)
Gold: $2,623.12 AUD     $1,846.67 USD Silver: $30.90 AUD     $21.75 USD

Category Archives: Buying / Selling

Investing in Bullion

As most of you probably already know that there are numerous ways through which an individual could invest in gold. From gold exchange traded funds (ETF’s), allocated and unallocated gold certificates, mutual funds right up to physical gold in the form of coins, bars and ingots. Most people invest in gold in order to protect or hedge themselves from unforeseen economic conditions such as inflation.

China & PBOC’s gold announcement and consequences

The severe recent price drop has a few reasons behind it. They go from the financial (and now obvious) matter to the psychological aspects of the market. It becomes a true race between gold and the United States Dollar.

Sunday Summary: The China Situation, Gambling on Digital Currency, Mixed Demand For Gold

Although seeing massive gains in recent years, the Chinese stock market had it’s first real test in the last week with losses of between 5.1% and 5.5%. This amounts to around 2.4 trillion USD in China’s equities, with flow on effects to commodity markets such as copper, along with limited losses in international stock markets.

Financial Gymnastics: Summary of Recent Factors on Gold’s Price (July 2015)

The entire financial system remains on the brink of collapse, the total national debt of nations have gone ballistic with most of the western world having public debts of over 100 %. America, Brazil, China, Britain and Canada are leading the debt ratios with trillions of dollars in debt, debts are rising faster than economic outputs that pave the way towards higher taxes and according to The Economist debt ratios of above 90 % represent unhealthy economies in general (The Economist, 2015).

Terminology to understand before you buy physical precious metals

Precious metals are easy to buy, but there are a few terms to understand to really know what you are doing. Most buyers have no idea about these terms and they go straight ahead to buy what they want, while forgetting that buying bullion is actually a need, that need is to preserve wealth and attain precious metals as close to the global market price as possible