Category Archives: General Information

What can history tell us?

When to buy gold
The gold price can vary - even over a short period of time. Because of this, many ask 'when should I buy gold?'. As you can imagine, this is a complex question.
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A checklist for gold and silver

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Many people choose to invest in gold and silver, however investing in such metals involves taking a number of factors into account, such as storage and costs.
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How rare are precious metals?

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The best known precious metals are of course gold and silver, which have both been made into currency and objects of art since before recorded history began.
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Eight interesting gold facts

eight interesting gold facts
Did you know vast quantities of gold exist in the ocean and gold medals awarded at the Olympics have not been pure gold since before World War 1
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Including Gold in your Pension

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Thinking ahead to your retirement? UK citizens who are looking to enhance their SIPP or SSAS could benefit from certain tax relief by purchasing gold.
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What is a Troy ounce?

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Trading in precious metals such as gold and silver is usually by weight and often in troy ounces. What is a troy ounce and how does it differ from a 'normal' ounce?
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Bull and Bear Markets

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Are you a bull or a bear? Here we explain what bull and bear market trends and how this affects investment trends within the gold and precious metals market.
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Gold & silver: facts at a glance

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Did you know that gold never rusts? And that silver is best reflector of visible light? Find out more about the most famous of precious metals
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Taking care of coins and bars

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One of the reassuring things about owning gold is that it is a physical commodity. Once you have bought it, the question arises of how to look after it and store it
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What makes metals precious?

what makes metals precious
Precious metals are not just rare metals. They also have had a powerful effect on human history, and gave rise to the very concept of ‘money’
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Gold Silver Ratio Explained

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The value of gold and silver bullion has generally risen and fallen in relative tandem over time; where gold goes, silver follows but what is the gold silver ratio?
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A Brief History of Gold

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From the first smelting of gold in ancient Egypt in 3600 BC to gold as a key global commodity. What is the global history of gold & how has the landscape changed?
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What is the Gold Fix?

When is the time to buy gold
If you’re new to the gold market one of the first things you’ll need to get to grips with is the gold 'fix price' and how it applies. Here’s what you need to know
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What was the Gold Standard?

what was the gold standard
Gold was once one of the central ways for a country to control its currency value. Here, we look at the rise and fall of the gold standard and why it is no longer used
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Gold & Silver: A Buyer’s Guide

Struggling to decide between gold or silver? Don’t know whether you’re best off buying coins, bars or Signature Gold? Find the answers in this simple buying guide
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5 Surprising Gold Finds

5 Surprising Gold Finds from across the world gold bullion finds
Gold is found all over the world, but giant nuggets are rare, we take a look at where it’s most abundant and some of the more unusual discoveries.
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The Journey of Gold

The Journey Of Gold from ground to mint
What are the different ways that gold’s mined, what happens once it’s extracted, how does it go from ore to a form where it can be used as a useful storage of wealth?
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When to Buy Gold

When to buy gold
Gold is traditionally seen as a safe haven, a port in a storm, a store of value when war, disorder, famine or pestilence seems close at hand.
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The Properties of Gold

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Gold is a metal with practical uses, yet the vast majority of gold ever mined has been consumed as either jewellery, a financial asset for individuals or backing for the world’s monetary system.
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Why Buy Gold?

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There are many calls on our money, and many financial assets that we may consider acquiring - but why choose to buy gold?
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Why Gold?

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Gold – physical, tangible gold – is an asset that resonates deep in the human psyche.
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