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GOLD & SILVER

Gold & Silver provides a very good selection of gold bars and coins. Their staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Their website is informative and is a comfortable fit for both the novice and savvy gold investor.

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AMERICAN BULLION

American Bullion is relatively new to the precious metals business. The website focus centers on Gold purchases for IRA's and other retirement options. We would have liked to see more online purchase options and more details on the selection they offer. American Bullion comes with a strong BBB rating.

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BULLION VAULT

Given the limited gold buying options, the difficulty navigating the website, and the customer service hours, Bullion Vault didn't win us over. We would have liked to have seen a larger selection of gold investments as well as a friendlier website.

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STRAIGHT SILVER

Straight Silver offers a very limited selection of gold bars. If you are looking to purchase gold, we recommend you choose a higher ranked company that will help you find the expertise and selection you'll need to make a good investment.

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Buy Gold

Many financial advisors recommend a diversification of investments across stocks, bonds, real estate and precious metals. Owning gold bullion or coins is one way that people are doing a better job of protecting their assets against inflation and an uncertain stock market.

The traditional way of investing in gold has been by purchasing gold bullion bars or coins from a local precious metals dealer. However, the internet has greatly expanded your options for gold investing.

When purchasing anything you want the best price and at the lowest fees. Purchasing gold online allows you to compare and contrast several different gold options from various companies before making a decision.

Every precious metals company is different in what they offer, how they support their customers, and their policies. Before shopping for your next gold bullion investment consider the following:

  • Selection. Does the company offer a wide selection of gold bars, bullion, and coins from across the world?
  • Customer Service. If you have a question before, during, or after your gold purchase you'll want to make sure a knowledgeable yet friendly customer service representative is going to be there to assist.
  • Company Strength. Whenever you are investing in stocks, bonds or precious metals you'll want to only deal with reputable companies. Make sure you understand what company you're dealing with.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Gold stores in business today. We hope these reviews help you with your next gold purchase!



What You Should Know About Buying Gold

During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, prospectors did all sorts of crazy things in the name of finding their piece of the golden pie.

While things aren't quite that extreme today, gold is once again a hot commodity, with everyone from amateurs to seasoned investors giving it full consideration as part of their investment portfolio.

And why not invest in gold? There are a myriad of reasons why investing in gold is a good idea. The biggest reason is that unlike paper currency, gold is not affected by inflation or global uncertainty. During times when a country's paper currency is losing value, gold will gain in its worth.

The price of gold has fluctuated wildly in recent years. At the start of 2012, for example, gold was priced at $1,700 per ounce. By October of that year, gold had risen in price to over $1,800. Despite the unpredictable change in value from one day to the next, it's never too late to invest in gold. While it is true that gold likely has hit its peak and will not climb any higher, it always will have value higher than paper currency.

However, as with any investment, it is a good idea to fully understand what you should know about buying gold before taking the plunge.

First and foremost, the best way to buy gold is in its purest form: bars, jewelry and coins. Among the most popular form of gold bullion for investors is the gold coin. The trick to buying gold bullion is to buy it as close to its "spot" price as possible - or within no higher than a 10 percent premium. Premiums higher than 10 percent will make it difficult for the investor to turn a profit. The price of gold would have to rise to that level or beyond for the buyer to make any money off of their investment, and that is unlikely to happen. Gold bullion can be stored at a number of places, including safety deposit boxes at local banks. There also are some gold-specific storage facilities across the United States.

If you choose to purchase gold in this form, your next consideration should be where to keep it. Unlike paper money, which can be deposited into the local bank, gold bars and coins can be a lot more challenging to store. While many banks will allow this kind of material to be stored in a safety deposit box, most banks do not insure the contents of the boxes. So if the bank would be robbed, and your gold is among what was taken, you will not be covered for your losses. Storing it at home also is not recommended, as most homeowners' insurance policies will not cover the cost of gold in large amounts. The best option is to use a "gold pool", which is a service that holds your gold for safekeeping. These services insure all of their customers' gold against theft and damage.

Finally, it is important to purchase your gold from a reputable dealer. Make sure the dealer has recommendations and has been in business for at least a decade. Only dealers which purchase their product from the U.S. Mint are legitimate.

 



Buying Gold In The News

Gold Weekly: Should You Buy The Dips

Gold is undermined by a double whammy. Net long positions in Comex gold are down more than 80% YTD, the CFTC shows. ETF investors did not come to the rescue last week, based on FastMarkets' estimates. Macro backdrop for gold set to improve in H2 2018 and 2019.

Published:  Tue, 22 May 2018 10:33:00 GMT



Top 20 Gold Stocks to Buy Despite Irrational Markets

Although the markets have their own logic, highly capitalized gold-mining companies seemingly should belong on any "stocks to buy" list. Thanks to rising geopolitical tensions and soaring trading sentiment, many folks seek safe-haven assets. While gold ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 10:56:00 GMT



Worried About the Economy This Is the Best Gold Stock to Buy

A growing chorus of top Wall Street analysts, all-time great investors, and local barbers around the country are echoing a bearish sentiment about the American stock market. While the economy is humming along and stocks are at all-time highs, a brief look ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 06:16:00 GMT



Is It The Right Time To Buy Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSE:OR)

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR), a metals and mining company based in Canada, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the TSX over the last few months, increasing to CA$13.67 at one point, and dropping to the lows of CA$12.04.

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 14:46:00 GMT



Gold Will Sell Off Until "

There's a story that's often told by gold aficionados to illustrate the metal's utility as a medium of exchange. An ounce of gold, it's said, will buy a man's suiting today just as it would in ancient Rome. The underlying thesis Gold is a ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 08:13:00 GMT



Which Is a Smarter Buy: Gold Stocks or Gold Bars

Gold prices are sitting at $1,294.90 per ounce, suggesting that the precious metal is going to dip before it surges. Thus, now might be a great time to invest in stocks of the yellow stuff. But before we look at a stock so tasty that even SeaCrest Wealth ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 16:12:28 GMT



COT Report: Speculators Sell Gold As Dollar Continues To Strengthen

In this week's Commitments of Trader's Report, speculators continue to sell assets inversely correlated to the US dollar. The biggest changes can be seen in falling speculator net positions in the Australian dollar, the Swiss franc, and gold.

Published:  Sun, 20 May 2018 12:20:00 GMT



Don't Panic About The Gold Sell-Off - Buy The Dip Instead

GLD/Gold was unable to break through key resistance and has declined by about 5% in recent weeks. The selloff was brought on by sharply higher rates and a bear market rally in the dollar. However, these could be transient phenomenon, and most importantly ...

Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 08:07:00 GMT



Gold Collapses Below Support, Look To Sell The Bounce

Following a strong sell-off last Tuesday, Gold closed below a multi-month trading range that it had been contained within since January of this year, indicating that bears have won control at least temporarily. Because of this shift in price action ...

Published:  Sun, 20 May 2018 13:55:00 GMT




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