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How and Where to Buy Gold Bars

How and Where to Buy Gold Bars

When you hear "gold bars," visions of underground bank vaults sealed tight and stacked high with glimmering gold bricks may come to mind. While vaults like this do exist, gold bars are much more accessible than the everyday gold owner may imagine. Gold bars are portable, private and liquid, and in some ways, more straightforward to buy...

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

You may have heard the term “peak gold” and wondered what it meant. Simply put, peak gold is the maximum rate of global gold extraction, after which mining will slowly decline until gold can no longer be extracted at a profit. For a more complete understanding of peak gold, we examine the concept’s importance to the precious metals...

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...