Hand holding 200 gram fine gold bar with stacks of larger gold bars in yellow background

Three Reasons to Hold Gold in 2016…

As the ‘fear trade’ continues to push more investors towards gold, an interesting infographic began circulating the wire giving three reasons why it may be a good idea to hold some of the yellow metal in your portfolio this year. Investors have shown a renewed interest in gold since the beginning of the year as…

Gold coins marked with the dollar sign and red arrow pointing upwards as gold prices climb

Gold Prices Jump after Weak U.S. Jobs Data

Gold prices jumped Friday after U.S. jobs data came in far lower than expected, signaling continued sluggish economic growth and easing expectations of an interest-rate increase this year—adding up to a bullish backdrop for safe-haven assets such as precious metals. Gold prices were down nearly 1% earlier in Friday’s trading session but reversed losses after…

One large gold bar and one small gold bar atop crisp United States dollar bills

The Many Uses of Gold

Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries,…

Dozens of fine gold bars, each with a net weight of 1000 grams

Why Now Is a Great Time to Buy Gold

After being bearish on gold prices during 2013 and 2014, I became mildly bullish on the precious metal in February of this year. With gold at $1,200 an ounce, I wrote an article discussing three reasons why I believed gold prices would bottom in 2015, and thus why I believe gold was an attractive long-term…