5 reasons why buying gold is a good investment

Precious metals continue to be a popular investment for many people who are looking to diversify their portfolios. Buying physical gold has a number of benefits, which makes it an extremely attractive option. Here are five of the best reasons to invest in gold. 1/ Gold will always retain value Unlike...

Gold versus stocks over the last 10 years

Financial experts typically consider gold a safe haven investment, but with a 28 per cent slump in value last year and a 12 per cent gain in the first few months of 2014, the yellow metal has experienced volatility recently. Axel Merk, president and CIO of Merk Investments, said that...

Investors gloomy over monetary policy outlook

Precious metal sales could be set to rise in the coming months, as investors become increasingly risk averse due to global economic conditions. A recent BofA (Bank of America) Merrill Lynch Fund Manager survey revealed investors are gloomy over quantitative easing (QE) coming to a stop and continued problems in...

Domestic control of Australian gold mining on the rise

Australian control over its domestic gold mining interests is on the rise, recent research has shown. Last month, Surbiton Associates said the country's $12 billion gold industry appears to be switching gears, with several major overseas players selling their mines to local companies. The company claimed around 50 per cent...

Is Russia set to become the world’s second biggest gold producer?

Australia could face stiff competition for the position of world's second-biggest producer of gold this year, as Russian miners ramp up output of the precious metal. Recent statistics from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have already shown Russia's central bank reserves are on the rise, and now production levels look...

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