Category Archives: General Articles

Gold Depositories

The simplistic definition of a depository is that it is a place where anything can be left for safekeeping. The safekeeping of gold, because of its worldwide status as the traditional store of value, is of paramount importance internationally. Again to put it simply, the wealth, importance and influence of a nation can be measured by the amount of gold it owns. Gold is stored in secure vaults located in various centers throughout the world with the US holding, in its three largest storage facilities, more than […]

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Investing In Gold Bullion Is Easy Now

Right now you’re probably thinking that gold bullion investing is something best left to the pros. Yes, the majority of traders making noise are professional investors. But there are some easy ways to get into the bullion market, and gold could be a good investment for you. Of all things to invest in, gold is probably one of the most liquid investments. And much unlike many of the other commodities, it is literally traded 24 hours a day everywhere in the world. This means you can buy […]

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Gold: A Solid Investment

Make no mistake, the currency crisis is coming. Rather than sitting back and letting it happen, protect yourself and profit from an economic upset that could basically render your dollars about as worthless as the paper they’re printed on. We saw a preview of this kind of debacle quite recently. In early 2006 a currency plunge triggered an avalanche of sell orders in emerging markets from Brazil to Indonesia. The Icelandic krona plunged nearly 10 percent in only two days, dragging down Icelandic stocks and bonds with […]

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The History Of Gold As Money

Gold is one of the most dynamic elements of the modern economy and some might find it funny that the oldest form of valuing physical commodities is still thriving today. The first gold coins were produced in 700 BC and since then the precious metal has been used as the primary exchange element. The fact that gold was scarce and highly valued made it the perfect means of exchange, regardless of what the exchanged items were. The history of gold turning into money spans over a period […]

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Gold Market Roars Within Five Years

Gold as a commodity or as a precious metal has rarely lost its charm, but there was a time when was languishing at levels of around $255 to $290 for many years, and was considered an investment with mediocre returns. It faced stiff resistances at levels of $290-300 and always kept testing this band, and retracing, despite a perpetual shortage of supply from its primary source in Africa. All this has changed dramatically when it broke this resistance in early 2002, and prices have shot up by […]

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