Stacks of shimmering gold bars

Why Do People Buy Gold?

People buy physical gold for many reasons: to protect against losses in other asset categories, for security in times of crisis, and because it’s a tangible, liquid, and private asset. Why might YOU buy gold? The choice is yours. Make an informed decision. Learn more as we dive deeper into each of these reasons people…

Certified Proof Coin Case Label

How to Read the Label on a Certified Proof Coin

You may already know how powerful certified proof coins can be when held for a long time. What you may not know, however, is what all the information on the coin’s plastic slab means. There are numbers, letters, abbreviations, dates, and more. Understanding this printed information equips you with the knowledge you need to properly…

Stack of gold bars with gold coins on top

Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins?

You already recognize the important role gold can play in strengthening your portfolio and protecting your wealth. After all, gold “generated better returns in 2016 than 10-year Treasuries and the U.S. dollar, which performed half as well,” acknowledges Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors. But have you ever wondered about different forms of gold?…

Gold bars stacked on an array of one hundred dollar bills

On Gold and Precious Metals

I’m starting this blog during interesting and often confusing times for gold buyers and those considering the purchase of precious metals. My goal is to clear up that confusion by sorting through what’s happening in the gold market, explaining why it’s happening and what is likely to happen. I take a mid- to long-term perspective…