A common question that gold investors have is: “Could my gold ever be confiscated?” While the notion of confiscation-whether it is gold or any other property-may cause a degree of anxiety, one must also consider the facts surrounding such an idea.
When it comes to gold ownership and the idea of confiscation, one must also be aware of what has occurred in the past, and what could potentially occur in the future.
This brief guide will provide a short history of gold confiscation as well as discuss some key points pertaining to the possibility of a similar scenario in the future.read more
As a commodity, gold prices fluctuate. These fluctuations can be very minor and can at times appear to be more significant. Any financial news channel you may tune into, or any financial news website you may visit will likely have the current price of gold, silver and even other precious metals readily available. While this information is great at providing a snapshot of current conditions, when investing in Gold, it is necessary to also take a macro-oriented stance.read more
If one has looked into the gold market in recent years, one will likely have read that central banks are net buyers of gold. After years of selling the yellow metal these powerful financial institutions are now buying gold and holding it. Central banks are the largest players in the gold market, and if they are buying gold there is likely good reason. Below, we will outline why central banks have holdings in Gold.read more
The U.S. dollar has enjoyed its status as the global reserve currency of choice for some time now. Since the implementation of The Bretton Woods Agreement, the dollar has been considered the anchor of the global financial system. Under this agreement, the United States guaranteed other central banks that they could sell their dollar reserves for a fixed rate of gold. Here, we examine the unique status of the US Dollar, and its role as a reserve currency within the global economy and financial markets.read more
Quantitative easing, affectionately referred to as “QE”, is a term that has been widely used in recent years. In fact, more people are likely familiar with this phrase than ever before. Given its coverage in the media, and its widespread use, we felt it prudent to provide a simple explanation of what QE is and how it can affect financial markets.read more
The spot gold price is in a constant state of flux. The price of gold may experience quiet periods as well as volatile periods in which large swings in price may be seen. That being said, there are a number of factors that may potentially influence gold prices.read more