For centuries, buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power. Gold is a unique investment, one that has served mankind well for thousands of years. From the times of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold, and with its power to change men's lives.
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. Gold is rare, durable and does not wear out in the manner of lesser metals (or paper!) when passed from hand to hand. 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.
Today, the beauty of a gold bar lies in its ability to diversify investments, protect wealth and preserve one's purchasing power.
Gold bullion is available from Monex in three convenient forms:
The 10-ounce gold bullion bar of at least .995 fine purity is the standard industry unit. It is traditionally used for trading and storage, and can also be taken for personal delivery. 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. Manufacturers of these bars certify the weight and purity of the bullion content by imprinting their stamp or hallmark on each bar.
And finally, for those who want the finest investment-grade gold bullion bars available, 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.
Gold bullion bars are real, tangible assets, and throughout history, have been an ideal store of value and an excellent hedge against inflation, deflation and political uncertainty. They are extremely liquid investments, easily stored and transported, and can be a uniquely private way to preserve one's wealth.
Call a Monex Account Representative today to discuss how a gold bullion investment could and possibly should become part of your investment portfolio.
Monex Account Representatives are normally available between 5:30am and 4:30pm Pacific time each Monday through Friday (except national holidays)...and on many weekends.
Give us a call...give our service a try...and compare our prices. You'll see why Monex has been America's trusted name in coin and bullion trading...for more than 50 years.
Why should I invest in gold?
Investors and experts have often recommend that 10% to 20% of an investor’s assets should be invested in precious metals but the reasons for investing don’t stop there. Throughout history, precious metals, including gold, have been a solid hedge against a declining U.S. dollar. Along with this comes the security which gold has to offer during times of war, political strife and uncertainty. Simply look to 2009, though a recession occurred, gold experienced a 25% increase. This safe-haven investment could also offer outstanding price appreciation and profit.
Should I invest in gold bullion or silver bullion?
Investments in either gold or silver are completely reliant on the customer’s preferences. The important thing behind deciding what to invest in is to ensure you are informed in the metals markets. Our website offers amazing resources to help you decide which investment is right for you. To understand more about why you should invest in gold, silver, palladium or platinum, visit the page on “Why Silver” and also take advantage of Monex' proprietary “Market Outlook” which contains reports analyzing each of the four precious metals.
Is now a good time to buy gold bullion?
As the world's most recognized alternative investment, buying gold goes hand-in-hand with greater uncertainty in the world. During recent months, uncertainty has rippled throughout not just our economic system, but geopolitical system as well. When uncertainty looms in the horizon, it suggests an ideal time to buy gold.
What is the difference between gold bullion and gold coins?
Gold coins are more aesthetically pleasing, containing amazing designs such as the bald eagles on a Gold American Eagle or the American Bison on the American Buffalo Gold Coin. Though gold bullion does not contain such striking imagery, solid pure gold ingots are extremely beautiful to hold and an incredible precious metal to own. Ten ounces of pure gold bullion and ten one-ounce coins have the same intrinsic value, but investment grade gold coins trade at a premium while having the advantages of their smaller format and improved authenticity features. Gold bullion is often selected more for larger commercial investments, gold bullion coins increase in value similarly according to their like intrinsic value. Coins, which are truly rare and historically significant, vary in price according to numismatic collector supply and demand and typically not relative to their intrinsic metal value.
How much gold is needed to diversify a portfolio?
For those that appreciate how gold works to improve investment reward vs volatility/risk in a portfolio, it is recommended that a minimum of 10% of an investment portfolio should be in gold, or other precious metals. However, investors often purchase more when economic or geopolitical uncertainty in the markets and around the world rises. Mathematically, “How Much Gold” over time would have suggested preferred diversification is close to 10%, but certainly your preferred mix of assets is dictated by your personal views and preferences.
What factors affect the price of gold?
Arguably, gold has the freest market value mechanism of all assets in the world. As such, economic factors determine the price of gold, mainly the decline of the U.S. dollar, or other fiat currencies which it is measured by. Decreases in the value of ones currency leads to higher prices of gold and greater appreciation for its value as true, honest money. Also, uncertainty in the financial markets such as interest rates, stock prices and political uncertainties generally lead to greater demand for gold and a greater appreciate in the price of gold.
How do I purchase gold bullion?
Once you have decided on the quantity of gold bullion to purchase, your Monex Account Representative will assist you in executing your order over the phone. Your purchase and price will be confirmed on a voice recorded line after your acknowledgment, and a written confirmation will be sent to you with the details of your order. Payment may be made after you order, but must be initiated on the day of purchase, which means you must mail or wire funds on the day of your purchase. You can have your metal (a) shipped to your home; (b) made available for pick-up at over 30 facilities across the U.S. and Canada; or (c) have your metal delivered to a bank/depository for storage.
Can investors store gold bullion purchased from Monex?
Yes, investors can store unlimited amounts of gold with Monex. Your gold will be securely stored with Brink's or F&M Bank to ensure maximum safety. To learn more about storage with Monex, call an Account Representative now.
What are the advantages of home vs. depository delivery?
Whether you choose to have your metal delivered to your home, or to keep it stored with your depository custodian's vault, it is up to you. By storing it at a depository vault, you gain the comfort and satisfaction of knowing that your investment is safely guarded according to depository industry standards. Stored metal provides you with the benefit of being able to liquidate your investment quicker. You may direct Monex to ship you your metal, at any time.
How can I get more information about investing in gold bullion?
The best places to get information for investing in gold bullion would be our “Investor Info” tab at the top of this page. There you will find more information about not just gold investing, but also investing in silver and palladium. You will also be able to subscribe to our Precious Metals Review (PMR) and our Gold Value Insights. Both of these subscriptions help to keep you informed on up-to-date information on the precious metals markets.
What gold products are reportable?
Your purchases of gold do not require reporting to the IRS. Reportable gold products include your sale of 32.15 ounces or more of gold bullion, 25 or more gold one-ounce Maple Leaf coins and gold one-ounce Krugerrand coins. Feel free to discuss any questions you may have regarding reportability of precious metals with your Account Representative.
What ingot sizes are most popular?
The most popular size of ingot is our ten-ounce size bar for its ability to offer lower premiums, yet great divisibility. This low cost form of pure gold metal is also a great way for new and veteran investors entering the precious metals market to experience how the metals move with markets.
Where can I see live Monex prices for gold?
The best place to find live prices for gold is on the Monex live prices page found using our live prices tab, and through the Monex Bullion Investor smartphone app available for both Apple and Android smartphones. Along with gold you will also have access to live prices for silver, platinum and palladium.