Gold and silver coins in protective slabs on wooden table with money and magnifying glass

8 Rules to Follow for Proper Coin Handling

Gold and silver coins are visually stunning, which can make it tempting to pick them up, admire them, and show them off to friends and family. Doing so, however, could diminish a coin’s condition and future profit potential. If you must touch, hold, or transport your gold or silver coins, learn how to do it…

Gold coins stacked against a glittering gold backdrop

Will Gold Continue to Shine?

The price of gold glittered in early 2016, soaring 17 percent in the first quarter and trouncing returns in major stock and bond indices. Global investors pumped money into the gold market, a traditional safe-haven investment, early in the year as equity markets crashed in a short-lived correction. Stocks have since recovered, but gold hung…

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…