Keep up-to-date with precious metals news and analysis from our team at The Perth Mint. We also provide a global news feed.
Investor news categories
The rising US dollar and higher interest rates weighed on gold in early May. Here's our results.
Strong start to 2021 marked by leap in silver coin sales
The Perth Mint shipped 1,162,884 troy ounces of silver coins in January 2021, an increase of 23.48% relative to sales in December 2020.
Why have silver prices spiked now?
The price of silver spiked in the first week of February to an eight-year high of more than AUD 38 per troy ounce.
Gold for financial advisors
Precious metal prices enjoyed another solid year in 2020.
Going loco on gold - what are loco swaps?
One of the most liquid assets on the planet, gold is bought and sold in staggering amounts each day in trading hubs around the world.
Precious metals rally ends 2020 on a high
Precious metal markets capped a strong year with further price increases in December.
Gold performance over the last 20 years
Learn why gold is one of the best performing asset classes of the new millennium.
Gold and silver correct as markets look to vaccine news
Precious metal prices dropped sharply toward the end of November, spurred by investor optimism regarding the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Troy ounce vs ounce: What’s the difference?
The precious metals industry uses the troy ounce as its basic unit of measure, even in countries which have adopted the metric or imperial systems.
How common is it to own gold as a private investor?
When looking at demand in the global gold market, most analysis will focus on the breakdown between private and public investment demand.