Predicting The Price Of Gold Is A Fool’s Game

It is frustrating at times to see the attention focused on predictions for the price of gold. The more sensational and spectacular the price forecast, the greater the cacophony. It is worth taking a look back at a few of these predictions to help put things in perspective. HEADLINE: Gold Forecast $6000, And Gold Mining Analysis … Read more

Metals Used in Modern British Coins

We handle coins on virtually a daily basis. We talk about their worth, and collectors like us discuss their designs in great detail. But unless the coin is some precious metal we rarely investigate what metals make up the coin and why they were used. So I thought I would. Can we use any metal? … Read more

Gold And Unrealistic Expectations – Gold Is Not An Investment

Gold has been characterized as insurance, a hedge against inflation/social unrest/instability, or, more simply, just a commodity. But it is treated most of the time, by most people, as an investment. This is true even by those who are more negative in their attitude towards gold. “Stocks are a better investment.” In most cases, the logic used and the performance results … Read more

Why Invest In Gold

Why should gold be the product that has this unique property? Most likely it is because of its history as the first form of money, and later as the basis of the gold standard that sets the value of all money. Because of this, gold confers familiarity. Create a sense of security as a source … Read more

The Big Picture on Small Scale Gold Mining in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a long history of gold production stretching back many centuries and gold is by any estimate a mineral with the longest mining history of the country. The gold industry is characterised by large greenstone belts which support many small mines which are privately owned. A United Nations working paper of 1995, on gold … Read more

The Five Laws of Gold

We live in an impatient age, and when it comes to money we want more of it now, today, not tomorrow. Whether it’s a deposit for a mortgage or clearing those credit cards that sap our energy long after we stopped enjoying what we bought with them, the sooner the better. When it comes to … Read more

How Much Is Gold Really Worth?

How much is gold really worth? The answer we get depends on who we ask and what their opinion is. Everyone has an opinion as to what something is worth, whether the object of consideration is their home, a late grandfather’s pocket watch, or a specific stock. In that respect, gold is no different. The … Read more

5 Ways to Trade Gold

How is gold traded? The financial markets offer investors a platform to trade using several financial products. Gold is a fast market commodity owing to its price volatility; usually experienced after a period of relative consolidation and price stability and securities markets reaction to the performance of the US Dollar. Here are 5 ways to … Read more