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In times of economic uncertainty buying gold as an asset can hold great appeal. Gold has proven to be a sound performer and a solid counterweight to uncertainty, but how?
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.
'Fractionals’ make bullion coin investing more affordable
Bullion coins made from 1oz of gold make sense for many investors. But there are denominations made from less.
What are currency code standards?
Currency codes are the three-letter alphabetic codes that represent currencies used throughout the world.
Republican or Democrat - does it matter for gold?
A review of the performance of gold in the aftermath of previous US Presidential elections is one (admittedly imperfect) way of getting a feel for what might happen next.
Gold has more to give as global uncertainty continues
While the gold price has dropped off by about 11% since it reached record highs in August, global uncertainty could mean we’re seeing the quiet before another storm.
Understanding gold purity
While the system of measuring the purity of gold was determined thousands of years ago, these units continue to dictate the metal’s value today. Find out more