Investing in Gold
Today, perhaps more than any time in history, smart investors must protect themselves, their families and their investment portfolios from the rapidly-growing economic, political and social uncertainty in the world. This uncertainty can and does affect the world's financial markets, and accordingly, also impacts investors who place their trust and hard-earned assets in those financial markets. In the last several years, we've seen increasing volatility in most financial markets, and that volatility and growing uncertainty have caused many investors to seek a “safe haven” from what they perceive as ever-growing dangers to their wealth.
According to the widely-respected financial analysts at the CPM Group, in their 2014 “Gold Market Outlook” report written exclusively for Monex customers, investors who buy and hold gold investments are focusing on one of the most critical observations about the state of the U.S. and global economies: The chance of another round of financial, economic and political problems on the scale of 2007-2009 is 100%. It is not a question of whether it will happen, but when.
Investors have done well, says the CPM Group, by having a portion of their wealth in gold as insurance against a catastrophic failure of the global financial system, but by also keeping the bulk of their gold in a more mobile investment portfolio to which they add and subtract metal based on prices and market conditions. There are times to take short-term, tactical positions, as well as to maintain longer-term strategic holdings.
Monex is uniquely positioned in the precious metals industry to assist astute investors in establishing both long-term core positions and shorter-term trading positions in physical gold bullion and gold bullion coins. Monex has become America's trusted name in precious metals and one of the largest precious metals merchants in the U.S. because we offer both long-term and short-term gold investments . . . have made a continuous two-way, buy and sell market during our 12-hour, live trading day for decades . . . and offer exceptional levels of dedication and service to our valued customers.
Gold bullion is real, honest money . . . and, many say, the best form of money the world has ever known. It is a store of value and a safe haven in times of crisis. A small amount, easily carried, can purchase a significant amount of goods and services. It is universally accepted, and can be easily bought and sold around the world.
Monex offers gold bullion in three convenient forms: The 10-ounce gold bullion bar of at least .995 fine purity is the standard industry unit. Each gold bar is hallmarked by a leading refiner to certify weight and purity. Also available from Monex is the 32.15 troy ounce gold “kilobar”...a one kilogram bar of fine gold bullion of at least .999 purity. And finally, we proudly offer the exclusive Monex-certified 10-ounce gold bullion ingot . . . composed of pure .9999 (or "four-nines") fine gold bullion — among the purest gold bullion bars available to investors today. Each bar is certified, with its weight and purity guaranteed by Monex, and each bar is further hallmarked by Heraeus, one of the world's leading refiners, and the 800 year-old Austrian Mint, one of the world's leading minting institutions.More Information
Gold bullion coins are just that: they contain pure gold bullion and are produced by a government mint (non-government-minted ''coins'' must legally be named ''rounds,'' ''medals,'' etc.). Gold bullion coins are one of the more popular ways today for investors to hold gold in that they are very easy to buy, easy and convenient to hold, easy to divide, widely recognized and thus are easy to sell or trade.
The most popular gold bullion coins, the only gold coins Monex offers to its customers, are minted by government mints in the United States, at the US Mint . . . in Canada at the Royal Canadian Mint . . . in Vienna, Austria at the 800-year-old Austrian Mint . . . and in South Africa at the South African Mint.
The pure, 24-carat gold bullion coins available from Monex are the one-ounce American Buffalo . . . the one-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce Vienna Philharmonic . . . and the one-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce Canadian Maple Leaf. Monex also offers 22-carat gold bullion coins (which generally contain copper as a hardener) and these include the American Eagle gold coins which contain exactly one-ounce, quarter-ounce or tenth-ounce of pure gold . . . and the South African Krugerrand which contains exactly one ounce of pure gold.
When buying gold bullion coins it is important to remember that as the size of the coin gets smaller, the minting premium percentage increases. So if you are looking for the lowest possible premium when you purchase gold bullion coins, the best way to purchase them is in one-ounce form.More Information