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How Gold Value Has Increased in 50 years

How Gold Value Has Increased in 50 years

We continue to meet the varying needs of clients wanting to flexibly hold a proportion of their wealth in this ancient and trusted form. But how has the value of Gold changed in the last 50 years? Learn more in our blog.

Top 3 Bullion Gift Ideas For Christmas

Top 3 Bullion Gift Ideas For Christmas

Here’s our solution to gifting unique, quirky and of-value gifts, which will be appreciated and admired by people you’re struggling to buy gifts for. Here are our top 3 bullion gift ideas for Christmas

Why Do We Value Gold?

Why Do We Value Gold?

Gold has been the currency of choice for thousands of years, but why? In this article, we explore why we value gold and what it is that makes it so desirable.

NEW Tuvalu’s 2018 Deadpool Marvel Series Coin

NEW Tuvalu’s 2018 Deadpool Marvel Series Coin

We’re very pleased to announce that The Perth Mint’s new 2018 ‘Deadpool’ Marvel Series Coin is now available to order through Bleyer’s website in 1oz Silver. Please allow us to introduce you to the 5th addition to Tuvalu’s Marvel series – Deadpool. Learn more about the bullion designs in this week’s article.

What is the Gold Standard?

What is the Gold Standard?

Gold has been at the centre of our economy for thousands of years, a currency like no other. We’ve put together this brief guide explaining what the gold standard is and was, so that you can see the history of your investments.

Differences Between Gold Bars & Coins

Differences Between Gold Bars & Coins

Determining what type of bullion to invest in between gold bars or coins can be slightly difficult. Find out the pros and cons of both in this article.

How to Store & Hide Gold at Home

How to Store & Hide Gold at Home

While it’s probably best to store your gold at a bank in a safe deposit box, there are also alternative methods to store and hide gold at home. Find out some popular ways in this article.

Glossary: What Are Interest Rates and Why Do They Rise?

Glossary: What Are Interest Rates and Why Do They Rise?

Interest rates play a part in all of our lives, whether we like it or not. But what are interest rates and why do they rise and fall? This week’s article explores this principle in more detail. We look at the main factors affecting interest rate rises and the implications of this on precious metal prices.

Internal Precious Metal Factors That Influence Market Sentiment

Internal Precious Metal Factors That Influence Market Sentiment

This week, we’re focusing on two internal factors currently affecting precious metals sentiment. Firstly, what really matters – you. And secondly, the qualities and inherent issues within the Gold and Silver markets itself, regardless of what the world is up to.

8 Reasons To Keep Your Eye on Gold and Silver

8 Reasons To Keep Your Eye on Gold and Silver

This week’s article looks at 8 top things affecting gold and silver prices right now including; geo-political events, price patterns, interest rates, central bank commentary and other commodity fundamentals.

Glossary: What Do We Mean By Spot Price?

Glossary: What Do We Mean By Spot Price?

In this article, we’ll be looking at the term ‘spot price’; what this is, why investors use these to secure purchases of commodities and contracts, and how this relates specifically to precious metals.

Is Silver About to Rally?

Is Silver About to Rally?

There have been lots happening with silver lately. Let’s shine the spotlight on gold’s little sister. We take a look at a couple of news sources and present their research to find out what’s actually been happening.

Glossary: Why do Investors use Fundamentals?

Glossary: Why do Investors use Fundamentals?

We’ll be looking at ‘fundamentals’ and why investors use these to predict future prices in markets. It’s important to understand what a fundamental is and how to best use them for your investment strategy.

A Russian Shipwreck Discovery

A Russian Shipwreck Discovery

There are some striking stories this week, all concerned Gold directly or touching on it’s magnificence and timeless value. Here’s the biggest news story this week…

A Savvy Approach to the Summer’s Golden Doldrums

A Savvy Approach to the Summer’s Golden Doldrums

With all this jubilant summer outdoor activity and focus, it is not surprising the Gold price is in the ‘summer doldrums’. But its a little more marked this year. Learn more about how the summer’s events are affecting precious metal prices.

A Tale of Two Cities – Gold Bug Warnings

A Tale of Two Cities – Gold Bug Warnings

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” How true of life on occasion. This week, we look at a few viewpoints of some Gold bugs and what steps you should consider regarding physical precious metals (while prices remain at current lows).

Monthly roundup – Key Gold & Silver stories from June 2018

Monthly roundup – Key Gold & Silver stories from June 2018

Welcome to June’s monthly update. There’s a fair amount shifting in the financial world at the moment. This roundup will focus on the recent interest rate rise in the States and how this is creating a new emerging pattern for investors to watch closely.

Economic Crisis Ahead: Italy

Economic Crisis Ahead: Italy

Today, once again, the Italian financial crisis is yet another alarm trying to wake us up. Why is the Italian coalition important for Physical Gold? Learn more in this week’s article.

Bulk Buying Precious Metals: What Bleyer Can Do For You

Bulk Buying Precious Metals: What Bleyer Can Do For You

If you are a reader – or well-known member of our client family thinking of investing further with us – it is worth considering the advantages of bulk buying. Let’s focus on the advantages of buying precious metals in bulk.

What’s been happening to Gold recently?

What’s been happening to Gold recently?

We hope you, your family and loved ones have enjoyed the Passover, Easter or long holiday Bank Holiday weekend, whichever you celebrate the most. This week, I’d like to have another quick look at the Gold news, as to do otherwise would be to ignore the exciting shifts that have occurred in the Gold price recently.

Which is more profitable – Gold Investment or Property Investment?

Which is more profitable – Gold Investment or Property Investment?

Bleyer is often approached by potential clients who have come into some money, usually through bereavement or a financial settlement of some kind. A common question on such a client’s mind is ‘Where do I invest this money? I don’t need it yet for any particular reason for a number of years, so I’ve been thinking of Gold but also Property.’

Top 10 Reasons Owning Physical Gold is Better Than Owning Paper Contracts

Top 10 Reasons Owning Physical Gold is Better Than Owning Paper Contracts

As private investors and people who like to make their money go further, we may have come to a decision that we would like to own some Gold and Silver. Learn more about the different ways of owning these metals – most notably in an EFT (exchange-traded fund) or Physical Metal (coins and bars).

Top 5 Reasons Why the Price of Commodities Fluctuate

Top 5 Reasons Why the Price of Commodities Fluctuate

Gold and silver is as much of a commodity as corn. If these are tangible substances, unlike stocks and shares, why does the price fluctuate quite so much as they do? In answering this question we need to further understand the forces affecting the possible price changes in precious metals.

Monthly roundup – Key Silver stories from February 2018

Monthly roundup – Key Silver stories from February 2018

Due to the update two weeks ago on the mini stock market correction, today’s Monthly Review is going to specifically focus on Silver rather than Gold. In particular, this month’s update is going to hone in on a rare phenomenon which has only happened for a few days in 2003, 2008, 2016 and now.

Gold, Silver and the Stock Market Crash

Gold, Silver and the Stock Market Crash

It cannot have escaped our reader’s notice that last week there was a newsworthy Stock Market crash last week so let’s address the elephant in the financial room. What’s going on? Learn more in this week’s article.

Glossary: Assets vs. Liabilities

Glossary: Assets vs. Liabilities

The importance of understanding assets and liabilities comes apparent when it is understood that most people suffer financially because they simply don’t have any assets, have too many liabilities and confusing the two. But what do they really mean?

A Quick Look Back at Gold in 2017

A Quick Look Back at Gold in 2017

Strangely, when asking others what the gold price did in 2017, most have said it went down. Actually it went up, only a little but it ended the year better than where it started. Here’s a quick look at how the Gold price moved in 2017.

Top Tips for Polishing and Cleaning Your Silver

Top Tips for Polishing and Cleaning Your Silver

Gold doesn’t tarnish but can get a bit mucky over the years if circulated, but silver is a different matter. This precious metal is renowned for tarnishing. There are several steps we can take to keep our Silver coins and bars in tip-top condition, here are our top tips.

Glossary: What do we mean by Dollar Strength?

Glossary: What do we mean by Dollar Strength?

Within the financial articles which appear day after day there are often terms we hear so often we don’t quite understand what they mean. This week, we’re going to briefly explore what is meant by Dollar Strength – together with its inverse Dollar Weakness, and most importantly for Bleyer’s clients, how this relates to the price of Gold.

The Origin of Money: A Brief History

The Origin of Money: A Brief History

Today, we call bank notes ‘money’ and Gold and Silver ‘assets.’ But a paper banknote is not actually money at all – it is a currency. Real money is actually Gold (and Silver), not what we consider to be money today. In this blog, we explore the origins of money and why precious metals play such a crucial role in today’s financial conditions.

5 Interesting Facts about Investing in Silver

5 Interesting Facts about Investing in Silver

Bleyer has regularly focussed on writing about the characteristics and advantages of investing in Silver over the years. But it is particularly timely now. Here are some interesting reasons why.

Gold hits 1-week high amid renewed North Korea fears

Gold prices climbed to their strongest level in more than a week on Monday as renewed concerns over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions stoked safe-haven demand for the precious metal and weighed on the dollar.

NEW COIN – The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast Unicorn

NEW COIN – The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast Unicorn

We’re pleased to announce that the Royal Mint’s new Queen’s Beast Unicorn coins are now available to pre-order through our website in 2oz Silver and 1oz Gold. The coins will be arriving with our suppliers some time early October so we hope to be able to ship to you during at the beginning, or during the first week of October so make sure you order early to avoid disappointment.

Gold Prices Sink to 7-Week Lows at Start of Busy Week

Gold prices started the week on a downbeat note on Monday, as the dollar and Treasury yields continued higher amid optimism over the health of the U.S. economy and growing expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December.

Gold dips as German election result knocks euro

Gold eased on Monday as the prospect of a fractured parliament in Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel’s less than resounding election victory over the weekend knocked the euro lower.

Best options for safe Home Storage

Best options for safe Home Storage

As investors ourselves we know that our customers need absolute peace of mind and protection regarding their Precious Metals. Storage is a significant part of that and can be in a variety of forms- at home, in the office or a professional vault.

Gold slips as equities, dollar surge ahead of Fed meet

Gold slipped to its lowest level in over two weeks on Monday as the dollar and equities rallied, while prospects of monetary policy tightening in the United States ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting also weighed on the metal.

Dollar recovery pushes gold down from one-year high

Gold prices fell on Monday from the previous session’s 13-month high as relief that North Korea did not conduct a missile test over the weekend helped to lift global stocks, the U.S. dollar and bond yields.

Gold ends near 1-year high on North Korea jitters

Gold rallied Tuesday, as nervousness over North Korea’s weekend nuclear display, weakness in the dollar and broad losses in U.S. equities combined to push futures to the highest close in nearly a year.