Category: Articles on Precious Metals

  • Gold Quarter 2021 Update

    Your gold quarters are worth more in 2021 than they ever were in each year back to 2016 when they were first issued. An unprecedented level of uncertainty observed in the global economy following the Coronavirus outbreak drove upward pressure on gold prices, 2019 and 2020. According to Bank of America, kicking off the final […]

  • Can Gold Rust? The Answer Will Surprise Your

    In its pure form, gold does not rust or tarnish. Yet, most gold items and jewelry will lose their shine and sparkle to effects of gold corrosion such as rust spotting and surface tarnishing. This article explains everything you need to know about gold rust spots, gold tarnish, and how to keep your gold jewelry […]

  • How to Rollover Your 401k to Gold

    A 401(k) plan is perhaps the most significant component of any comprehensive employment package today. It is an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan designed to offer some distinct tax advantages to the employee’s retirement funds. Because 401(k) plans are sponsored by employers, you might want to consider executing a rollover to a self-directed IRA (individual retirement […]

  • How is Gold Made?

    Gold is such a unique metal, displaying properties unlike any other metal, even fellow precious metals. We can all glimpse gold jewelry as we pass stores and other adorned citizens each day, but how exactly is gold made into, well, gold? Here’s the part most of us never contemplate-how dull, lumpy rocks of ore are […]

  • How Much Gold is There in the World?

    You might imagine that all of the above-ground gold in the world would cover a country (especially if you saw the dwarves’ hoard in The Lord of The Rings!). While it’s certainly worth squabbling over, it’s actually a lot less grandiose than that. There are varying figures from varying sources, but here’s the mean average […]

  • Best Gold Bars to Buy For Investment

    Investors concerned about market volatility and political uncertainty prefer holding physical gold bullion over owning gold mining stocks or ETFs. For these investors, buying gold bars as part of diversification in precious metals offers the best deal over owning gold bullion coins. Physical gold bars are deemed more appealing because they typically attract lower premiums […]

  • Why is Gold Valuable?

    Nations have gone to war over it, and people have murdered others for centuries for gold, but what exactly is gold’s value, and why?  Read on to discover just why gold holds such allure for us as people, and why. Gold is valuable because we say so. That’s the short answer, and of course not […]

  • Is Robinhood Gold Worth It?

    The Robinhood app allows users to direct their own financial future with low or no-cost investment options. The premium offering today (for $5 a month) is Robinhood Gold. Here are its core features,  recent changes, and a look at whether or not it’s worth it. Recent changes to Robinhood Gold happened in April 2019 and […]

  • What is Gold Used For?

    When so many other metals saturate our visible urban environment, you might think gold is hardly useful. The precious metal is in fact ubiquitous in our lives if you know where to look. Here’s a list of common uses of gold, and it’s not a short one either! Just because we don’t often see gold […]

  • How to Invest in Gold

    Gold is the darling of smart investors right now, and for good reason, as its prospects have seldom looked this bright. Here’s everything you need to know about investing in gold, in a nutshell. Pick a vehicle for once in a lifetime, they’re likely all winners soon enough. For those unfamiliar with Basel III and […]