Live Metal Prices / oz
Gold: 1827.25 USD
Silver: 21.14 USD
Platinum: 903.00 USD
Palladium: 1856.50 USD
Rhodium: 14100.01 USD

General Information

How Does the Gold-Silver Ratio Work?

Gold and silver are both popular precious metals for investors looking to hedge a stock portfolio, or to build a portfolio to hedge against inflation. Historically, gold has been one of the best inve...

The Scarcity of Platinum and Palladium

The economic climate over the last several years has certainly drawn investors towards precious metals. Inflation, political uncertainty and the global pandemic have all affected the economic climate...

How is the Gold Spot Price Set?

The removal of a gold standard for money has seen fiat currency values inflate exponentially, and the price of gold rising as a result. For example, in 2000 the spot price of gold per ounce...

What are Backwardation and Contango?

  The jargon “backwardation” and “contango” purely exist in the futures market. A futures contract is technically a derivative agreement between the buyer and the se...

How to Invest in Gold

Investors often seek refuge in gold when economic conditions deteriorate or foreign crises throw the markets into a spin. With inflation surging and the stock market trading irrationally, some invest...

Where is Gold Mined? The World's Top 5 Gold Producers

Gold has been a symbol of power throughout the ages and throughout the world. Ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greek, and Roman were even known to add gold to some of their coinage. Civilizatio...

What Exactly is the Gold-Platinum Ratio?

Gold and platinum happen to be two of the most sought-after precious metals on the planet. They not only diversify an investment portfolio but can also act as a safe-haven asset. This makes ...

Why Invest in Platinum Group Metals?

We all know that the precious metals market has been predominantly ruled by gold and silver, and it is expected to remain this way. However, that doesn't mean that one shouldn't consider inve...

What is the gold and silver spot price?

Exactly what is the gold or silver spot price? What do investors and analysts mean when they refer to the spot price going up or down?  Basically, the spot price refers to the market price ...

When Should I buy Precious Metals?

Gold and silver have always been attractive investment options. The quality of these two precious metals with regards to their store of value and their acceptance as a currency secures...

Saving vs Investing in Gold

There are many opinions on the right amount of gold that should be added to a portfolio, and these opinions differ on one’s perspective of gold in general. Most people look to increase the...

What is the LBMA?

LBMA stands for London Bullion Market Association which is a trade association representing the global bullion market. It is a member-based association containing several banks and precious metal ref...

What is the World Gold Council?

The World Gold Council (WGC) was registered in 1987 as a non-profit organization to help increase the demand and application of gold and development of certain gold products in the global market. It ...

Can Gold Hedge Against Inflation?

What is Hyperinflation? “When monetary inflation occurs at a high rate, the phenomena is called Hyperinflation.” To put it simply, when the prices of goods and services increase at a...

What is the LBMA?

LBMA stands for London Bullion Market Association which is a trade association representing the global bullion market. It is a member-based association containing several banks and precious metal ref...

What Happens to Gold and Silver During Recessions?

One of the most talked about issues when a recession appears on the horizon is what the price of gold does.  Why?  Because the price of gold provides insight into what investors think ...

Buy Gold Coins - Which Gold Coins Should I Buy?

A Brief History of Gold Coins Gold coins have been used as a storage of value and means of exchange going back for hundreds and even thousands of years. A number of empires and civilisations histo...