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What is Gold? Gold is a Precious Metal of a yellow hue, prized for use in jewelry and decorative arts. Its chemical element symbol is Au and its atomic number is 79. Gold was used to guarantee paper currency in the U.S. until 1934.
Gold bullion is produced in the form of Gold coins, Gold bars and Gold rounds from mints and Precious Metal refiners around the world. When Gold buying, you invest in an asset class that is as old as civilization itself. For thousands of years, Gold bullion has held stable purchasing power during inflationary times but can play an important role in a modern portfolio. Gold prices generally move independent of stocks and can provide a bright spot in your investment portfolio during an economic downturn.
Gold Bullion Coins
Some coins stay in families for generations. Even over decades of time, each recipient realizes the value of their inheritance. Gold coins often serve as collectible investments because of their design, scarcity and demand. With each passing year, new coins are minted in different variations which may never be produced again. APMEX only sells Gold coins minted by the most trusted mints in the world. These mints include the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, Austrian Mint and more.
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Gold bullion coins come in a variety of sizes from 1/25 oz to 1 kilo, and every size in between. The most common purchases are 1 ounce Gold coins, often bought by investors and collectors alike. Some of our most popular Gold coins include:
Gold coins can be a means of passing tangible wealth onto future generations. There is no greater gift you can give than the gift of timeless prosperity. Gold bullion has been a highly traded commodity and its value grows over time. With such a large variety from which to choose, you can find the Gold bullion coin that fits your buying strategy.
Gold bullion Coin Prices
The Gold price fluctuates daily. It moves separately from the stock market and other money markets. Several factors can affect the Gold coin price such as elections, geopolitical volatility, shifts within the stock market and even the threat of a possible recession, just to name a few. All of these factors affect the price of Precious Metals, which is extremely important when buying Gold bullion.
Gold bullion coins come in several different sizes, providing a diverse selection. Investors of all levels can find value in Gold coins, as well as Gold bars and rounds. Whether you are buying bullion for an investment, adding to a collection, or simply hedging the market, what Gold you buy plays a major role within your portfolio, especially understanding the value of your purchase. Shop Gold bullion coins and rounds today.
Gold Bullion Bars
Buying Gold bars is one of the most cost-effective, safest and easiest ways to own physical Gold. Gold bars generally match sovereign coins in content and purity, but cost less over Gold spot price than Gold coins because they’re usually minted privately. APMEX sells Gold bars produced by Heraeus, Credit Suisse, Valcambi, Perth Mint and other respected Gold companies. Each Gold bar is stamped with its exact Gold weight, fineness and a serial number for added security.
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Gold bullion bars come in a variety of sizes from 1/2 gram to 1 kilo or more, and every size in between. The most commonly traded Gold bars are 1 ounce or less, often purchased by avid investors. Some of our most popular Gold bars include:
No matter which form of Gold bar you choose to invest in, you can rest assured knowing you’ll own the most authentic form of currency in the history of the world.
Gold bullion Rounds
Investors who are solely interested in Gold’s stable purchasing power can find security in Gold rounds. Gold rounds are circular discs often manufactured by private mints, though sometimes produced by government mints. They have no “face value” and are not recognized as legal tender. Gold rounds are not quite as diverse or as collectible as Gold coins, but are an excellent choice for those who want to invest in Gold as an anti-inflation hedge.
Buy Gold Bullion Rounds
Gold bullion rounds come in a number of different sizes from 1 gram to 12 oz, and every size in between. The most commonly traded Gold bullion rounds are 1 ounce or less. Some of our most popular Gold rounds include:
Though not as collectible as some Gold coins, Gold rounds are minted to an equally high standard with beautifully detailed designs, clean striking and a mirrored finish. Gold rounds typically sell for a lower premium relative to spot price and are an excellent addition to a mixed investment portfolio of Gold rounds, Gold coins and Gold bars.
Where can I buy Gold? APMEX carries a staggering variety of Gold products, including Gold bullion, coins, rounds and jewelry. APMEX Gold items come from the most respected mints and Gold companies in the world. APMEX Gold is also guaranteed for weight and content. Buying APMEX Gold is a secure place to begin investing in Gold.
How do historical Gold prices affect the value today?
Over the years, Gold price history has shown that the global economic climate primarily determines the value. When the largest economies in the world, including the United States, are experiencing growth, demand for Gold goes down as investors are more willing to try riskier options such as the stock market. When leading countries suffer a recession, the demand for Gold goes back up due to its historic role as a safe haven investment. As seen many times in the history of Gold, prices will once again go up. This relationship between historical rates and the current value of Gold has been viewed many times over the years and is a central determining factor used by market analysts.
How do economists determine the Gold price forecast?
The Gold price forecast is determined differently than most other investments. Stocks and commodities are evaluated as news about each company is released, or when cost changes occur in the manufacturing supply chain. Gold, however, has inherent value, which is not affected by turnovers in upper management or fuel costs. Economists use many factors when predicting Gold prices, including global inflation rates, trade imbalances between the United States and other countries, and the holdings of major central banks around the world. Expectations about higher interest rates and inflation have an impact on the Gold price forecast, as well. Supply and availability can impact some estimates, although when demand increases, many sellers become eager to recycle their existing supply.
How have Gold prices changed in the last 5 years?
As with any commodity worthy of investment, there has been a lot of change to Gold prices in the last 5 years. Periods of strength in the U.S. economy have led to lower prices from time to time. Comparatively, periods of volatility in the stock market and other sectors have given power to the price of Gold. When investing in Gold, it is essential to watch the market trends closely, going at least 5 years back to research. This will give a broader picture of what to expect, and give you the chance to determine whether you are buying on an upward climb or a downward slide. All investors must keep in mind that Gold prices will change many times over the course of a 5 year period, but doing the research enables wise investing. Even during weeks or months when Gold prices have experienced a rise, watching the trend will help you decide whether to hold onto your Precious Metals or sell them.