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Gold Overtakes Platinum in the Precious Metals Market

Gold Overtakes Platinum in the Precious Metals Market

A pretty rare occurrence that is not so rare nowdays: gold prices are valued higher than platinum prices in the precious metals commodities market. Say what? Yes, gold costs more than platinum! As of the close of the last business day (April 6, 2012), gold closed at $1,634.10 per ounce and platinum closed at $1,602 […]

April 8, 2012 | By More
Why is Platinum More Expensive than Gold Jewelry?

Why is Platinum More Expensive than Gold Jewelry?

There are several factors involved in pricing platinum jewelry vs. gold jewelry, from the obvious to the less obvious. The Metals Price of Platinum vs. Gold Platinum, as a precious metal, is normally valued much higher in the precious metals commodity market than gold. Whereas historically gold has been valued at considerably less than platinum, for one […]

April 7, 2012 | By More
Keystone Pricing: How Jewelry Prices are Determined

Keystone Pricing: How Jewelry Prices are Determined

If you hang around jewelers or retailers long enough or are an avid jewelry shopper, you may eventually hear the words “keystone pricing” or “triple-keystone pricing” floating around. Such terms are sort of jewelers’ code words for their various pricing structures. So without getting too wordy, what simply is keystone pricing? Keystone pricing = the […]

April 2, 2012 | By More
Gold Prices 2012: What Effects the Price of Gold?

Gold Prices 2012: What Effects the Price of Gold?

From television ads to signs in store windows, offers of “cash for gold” have been popping up with increased frequency. Gold prices 2012 are undeniably high—but how did they get there? The price of gold is affected by several factors. The condition of the United States economy as a whole is a defining factor for […]

March 6, 2012 | By More
In A Shaky Economy The Value of Gold Is Unshakable

In A Shaky Economy The Value of Gold Is Unshakable

When world economic markets start to teeter, we naturally see a rise in the price of gold. This is because investors see gold as a commodity that represents stability. Regardless of what happens to economies at home and across the globe, gold has guaranteed value. As you’ve probably noticed in the news, the price of […]

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Gold Up But Stabilizing

Gold Up But Stabilizing

Gold is climbing in the markets once again.   Our favorite precious metal was at $1173.40 per ounce earlier this week and, although it has since slid to $1168.10 by mid-week, the trend seems obvious that people are both concerned about the economy, markets and their investment dollar AND feeling they have enough money to actually do some […]

April 28, 2010 | By | Reply More
What About Gold?

What About Gold?

What about gold, now that we are all caught up in worrying about the economy, gas prices, food prices, unemployment and world financial dominance?  Will gold provide a hedge against inflation and keep us from the brink of ruin if we hang on to a few assets and somehow manage to add a few as we go? The economic […]

March 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Gold: Yes or No?

Gold: Yes or No?

If you are looking at gold prices with a mind to purchase, you see this is a good time to buy.  The price is inching downward, but is it headed down permanently?  Is gold “down for the count” or taking a breather before trending upwards again?  It closed the week at $1092.60 per ounce, which […]

January 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Of Prices, Peoples and Hope

Of Prices, Peoples and Hope

I can’t always comment on gold prices, you know. Sometimes, I have to sit back and scratch my head in wonder.   And this is one of those moments. We’ve all read the reports and seen the heart-rending pictures out of Haiti.  The world’s poorest nation has been hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, killing what the […]

January 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
2010 Resolution: Invest for the Future

2010 Resolution: Invest for the Future

It’s that time of year when we all take a minute to look back at the year ending now and ponder what might have been.   And a minute later, we look forward to our hopes and dreams for what might be.  It’s time to consider New Year’s Resolutions. Americans have a lot to think about financially.  Our economy drives […]

December 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
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