Live Metal Prices / oz
Gold: 1766.75 USD
Silver: 25.88 USD
Platinum: 1200.00 USD
Palladium: 2738.00 USD
Rhodium: 28600.13 USD

Precious Metals News

Why Should I buy Gold?

Is investing in gold a good idea? This question might have crossed your mind if you are looking for a safe sanctuary to invest your money into. Gold is one of the earliest forms of currency...

COVID and the Bank of England Gold Surplus

The Bank of England recently reported adding over 240 tons of gold to its custody. It is said that the BoE did this to overcome the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Gold has been a l...

Why Are Platinum Group Metals Relevant?

The platinum group metals consist of platinum, ruthenium, palladium, rhodium, osmium, and iridium categorized based on commonalities found in their physical and chemical properties. The most popular ...

A Hobbling from Inflation is Coming

The global economy is in one of the most dangerous places it has ever been. Using data from Oxford economics, across all reported countries, on average, the number of unemployed individuals is up 67%...

Why is the UK exporting so much gold?

Why is the UK exporting so much gold? Recent exports of UK gold warrant a second look. What is going on, and why is the UK exporting so much of its gold?  The chart looks like a ...

Do I Need To Pay Capital Gains Tax on Bullion?

What is Capital Gains Tax and How Does it Apply to Bullion? A term used to describe the tax paid on the profit acquired from the sale of an asset whose value has increased, Capital Gains Tax may...

BRIC Nations May Introduce Their Own Cryptocurrency

BRIC nations may introduce their own Crypto currency: One of world’s largest economic blocs is in talks to introduce their own cryptocurrency in an attempt to move away from Dolla...

How Do Populations Affect the Gold Price?

Children are the assets of the future.  They determine how our elderly lives will play out.  They represent our way of beating death until the day when life comes back to life.  Childr...

Global Debt Reaches 330% of World GDP

Global Debt Reaches 330% of World GDP Global debt to reach an all-time high of $255 trillion at the end of 2019. Per capita debt will hit almost $32500 for the 7.7 billion world populati...

When Will Inflation Begin to Kill off Fiat Currencies?

We are 20 years into the 21st century.  Over these past 20 years, prices across the globe are up around 80%.  That means that euros or dollars are worth 80% less today than they were at the...

Amazing, Disappearing Interest Rates

Let us take a trip down memory lane.  Consider yourself a peasant in 1300 Britain.  To make a living, your service to the outside world is farming.  Further suppose that you have no mo...

All Major Central Banks Stop Price Hikes

All Central Banks Stop Price Hikes For The First Time In Years Most of the central banks around the world are now stepping back from increased prices, and for the first time in many years, no ce...

Something Big is on the Horizon for Gold

Money runs the world, at least that is what appears to motivate a majority of the world’s population.  What comes to mind when thinking about money?  Some people certainly think of th...

Information on VAT and Capital Gains Tax Exemption for UK Residents

Capital gains tax is the profit or “gain” that you make when you sell something that you have previously owned. This can include valuable commodities like gold, silver, property and even ...

Why Do Some Countries Love Gold?

Gold is a curious commodity.  It can be used in things from electronics and computers to dentistry and medicine.  It’s used in aerospace, medals, and awards.  Women especially lo...

Deutsche Bank and the 50 Billion Euro Bad Bank

€50 Billion ‘Bad Bank’   Christian Sewing, the chief executive of Deutsche Bank, is planning on shifting Germany’s largest lender far away from investment bankin...

Gold's Performance Has Outpaced Oil Over the Last Decade

The value of an asset is usually measured in euros or dollars.  Gold, the king’s measure of wealth – is no different.  The most recent measure of gold’s value was $1,388 p...

What does 'spot gold price' mean?

  The spot gold price is the current price that the metal is trading at in the open market. The gold Market is opened 24 hours / day, Monday – Friday. Gold is traded on markets worldw...

Should I Buy Silver Bars or Silver Coins?

  Buy Silver Bars vs Silver Coins     Many new precious metals investors ask whether it makes a difference whether they purchase silver bars or silver coins. Both hav...

Should I Buy Gold Bars or Gold Coins?

Many precious metals investors looking to buy gold for the first time question whether it is better to buy gold bars or gold coins. The answer is that it depends on your investment goals. Gold Bar...

How do Emerging Markets Affect Gold Prices

Deutsche Bank Research is out with a new piece on emerging market stories. The question here is – how might these nine stories affect the precious metals markets in the near term. The nin...

Eroding British Wealth

  The British Pound is facing numerous headwinds over the next five years: The possibility Scottish independence, Brexit, and continued strengthening of the Dollar. The currency is now trad...

Bitcoin vs Gold

There are fundamental differences between gold and bitcoins, the main one being that gold is a physical metal used as a medium of exchange and bitcoin is a digital currency in existence since 2009. A...

How the Auto Industry Impacts precious Metals

Platinum group metals (PGM) are vital components of catalytic converters. Catalytic converters use these metals as catalysts which convert the toxic substance from engine exhaust into inert or less t...

European Debt Crisis - Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

The crisis hit Europe hard in 2011 and it was coined “the sovereign debt crisis”. Several European economies witnessed the collapse of their financial institutions, excessive government d...

Investing in Rhodium

Rhodium is a rare metal and is part of a group of metals called the platinum group metals. Rhodium is utilized in specialty optical instruments, electronics, aircraft turbine engines and jewelry fini...

Physical Gold vs Gold ETFs

It is a popular opinion that buying gold is a safe haven for all, especially in turbulent times, which is why gold has consistently remained one of the favourite buys among the investors to hedge the...

World debt growth and the gold price

External debt stocks both in the low and middle – income countries as well as high income countries have increased over the past year. While external debt stock of low to middle income countrie...

Brexit: What Next?

The British Pound has faced significant volatility over new developments in the Brexit story. On January 17, the Sterling's 2.5% rally was its biggest positive move in almost a decade as Theresa ...

Brexit: Benefitting the Economy?

The U.K's Brexit vote is controversial, and its perceived merit depends on political ideology. But regarding the objective economic data, it is becomingly increasingly safe to say that Brexit was...

Brexit and the British Economy

The doom and gloom Brexit predictions continue to be proven incorrect, and the British economy seems quite healthy going into 2017. The United Kingdom will enter the new year as the fastestgrowing ec...

Brexit & British Real Estate

Property prices in London have been in an undeniable bubble for quite some time, with growth rates significantly higher than in the rest of the United Kingdom. Brexit was expected to reduce housin...

Political Uncertainty

Investors are unsure about what they should be more worried about: U.S political uncertainty or European political uncertainty? In Europe, the Brexit process has been initiated, and now the United Ki...

Inflation Rates

The gold trade is beginning to recover over concerns about global inflation and political uncertainty in the United States and Europe. Precious metals have a complicated relationship with inflatio...

The UK: Net Spending and Growth

The United Kingdom: Economic Challenges and Opportunities As of December, 16th 2016, the economy of India surpassed the U.K in GDP for the first time in 100 years. This is primarily because of the...

UK and EU Bank Debt

UK and EU Bank Debt Trouble in the Banks There is disagreement about Brexit's long-term ramifications on the British economy. However, one thing is certain: Brexit shields the U.K from so...