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Is Gold a Liquid Asset?

Is Gold a Liquid Asset?

Liquidity is a prized benefit of holding physical gold. But if you’re not familiar with the term “liquidity,” you might be a little confused. Gold itself is solid, but gold is also considered a liquid asset. How can it be both solid and liquid? What Is a Liquid Asset? A liquid asset is any asset that you can quickly convert to cash....

Why Gold Can’t Be Created

Why Gold Can’t Be Created

The U.S. government is a money-making machine. For the 2020 budget year, the U.S. government ordered the printing of nearly $146 billion in paper currency—a total of 5.2 billion notes ranging from $1 to $100 each. By contrast, the U.S. government stashes tons of gold and produces gold coins. In 2020 alone, the U.S. Mint generated nearly...

Which Country Is the Biggest Producer of Gold?

Which Country Is the Biggest Producer of Gold?

California experienced a gold rush in the mid-1800s. But these days you won’t find much gold in California. To witness a modern-day gold rush, you’ll need to head to Asia. In 2020, China ranked as the number-one country for gold production. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), China accounted for about 11% of global gold...

What Is a Bullion Depository?

What Is a Bullion Depository?

Located in Kentucky, south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown, is the facility known as Fort Knox. This veritable fortress holds about half of the American federal government’s stored gold, weighing more than 18,000 metric tons. It is also one of the world’s most famous bullion depositories. But when you need to store your own...

Can You Buy Gold and Silver From a Bank?

Can You Buy Gold and Silver From a Bank?

Central banks are among the largest buyers of gold, and yet it’s very rare for customers to be able to buy gold at banks. In fact, it’s unusual for typical banks to sell any precious metals. And even when they do, their selection is limited. However, you can readily purchase gold from reputable precious metals companies. Can You Buy...

4 Benefits to Saving Your Money in Gold

4 Benefits to Saving Your Money in Gold

Save more, spend less. This financial mantra continues to be a top New Year’s resolution. In fact, according to Fidelity’s Financial Resolutions survey, “saving more money” is the number one 2022 New Year’s resolution for 43% of those surveyed. Learn how the qualities of physical gold can help you save money this year and beyond. What...

Where Are Gold Prices Headed in 2022 and Beyond?

Where Are Gold Prices Headed in 2022 and Beyond?

The world’s top gold producer forecasts higher gold output in 2022, and analysts at Societe Generale recently raised their gold price forecast for the first quarter of 2022. Where do you think gold prices will go in 2022 and even beyond? We’ve rounded up analyses from around the world to give you varied perspectives on 2022 gold prices...

What Is the Gold Price Forecast for 2022?

What Is the Gold Price Forecast for 2022?

Uncertainty over public health and the economy continues to trouble the world, and it appears that this uncertainty won’t vanish in 2022. This lingering uncertainty could help fuel gains in the gold market next year. Why though? Stubborn inflation or lagging economic growth, among other factors, could tip the scales in favor of gold....

Looking Back: The Rise of Precious Metals Prices

Looking Back: The Rise of Precious Metals Prices

Although each precious metal has experienced peaks and valleys, all four—gold, silver, platinum, and palladium—are trading at much higher prices than they were 20 years ago. We’ve covered the 20-year history of gold prices. Now, we dig into the three other precious metals by exploring their 20-year price histories and the paths forward...

When Is the Best Time to Buy Gold?

When Is the Best Time to Buy Gold?

We recently looked at two decades of gold prices, and now you might be wondering when the best time to buy gold is. Is it worth it to wait until prices dip a bit? Or should you purchase some of the yellow metal right now? When Should You Buy Gold? Opinions differ on when the best time to buy gold is. But it’s safe to say that there’s no...