While stocks and bonds rise and fall depending on company earnings, investing in gold remains one of the most stable purchases you can make.
Gold bullion is the precious metal itself, only the gold is formed into an ingot, bar, or even specific types of coins to buy and sell. Since gold bullion is the material, the value of gold bullion retains its value better than other forms of currency. It’s this price stability and steady value that makes gold bullion the go-to emergency currency for governments and private citizens around the world.
What Determines the Value of Gold?
When it comes to the actual valuation of gold bullion, it’s determined by the purity of the precious metal, as well as the volume found in the bullion itself. The gold market relies on supply and demand to settle the purchase price and the sale price. Gold bullion as a commodity is reliant on the supply and demands of jewelry design and manufacturing, as well as the purchase of physical gold (in the form of bullion, specialized gold coins, or ingots) as a so-called safe haven investment.
What Is Gold Bullion?
Gold bullion is regarded as a reliable investment due to it being viewed as a universal, although finite, currency. Once, bank-backed paper money was linked to gold, with the number of bills printed equaling the amount of gold stored in their vaults. While the majority of modern currencies are what’s called fiat currency (meaning that the value of the currency is backed by the government that issued it), central banks around the globe continue to hold gold bullion in reserve.
The reason for this is that gold has proven to hold its value during tough financial times, such as the 2007—2009 recession. While the S&P 500 index fell over 35 percent, the price of gold increased in comparison, rising to over 25 percent of its previous value. (The S&P 500 is a product by Standard & Poors (S&P), a global rating company. The index is a measurement of the stock performance of 500 of the world’s largest companies.)
Is Gold Bullion An Investment?
As gold is considered a common currency, many investors view buying gold bullion as a form of savings, as opposed to a typical investment. Additionally, the purchase price of investment-grade legal tender coins (which are the specialty gold coins traded on the market) is generally lower than the quoted spot price. The spot price is the value of what’s referred to as spot goods.
The Two Common Types of Commodities
- Spot Goods: are commodities that are immediately available. This availability means these commodities are immediately ready for delivery to the investor, as opposed to commodities known as futures.
- Futures: Also known as futures contracts, these commodities are scheduled to come available designated months ahead on the calendar, meaning the investor won’t have access to the commodities until the specified time.
Why You Should Consider Gold Bullion
Gold bullion, gold specialty coins, and gold ingots are on hand and ready to be picked up by the investor. There’s no delay and the investor has their financial insurance in hand.
Purchasing gold bullion is a more reliable way of ensuring your wealth, as well as the wealth of your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on. The gold market is regulated and offers different ways to own precious metal, making buying gold easy.
Tips On Buying Gold Bullion, Gold Ingots, or Gold Specialty Coins
When you considering acquiring gold bullion, make sure that you find an accredited, reputable dealer. Many dealers will mark up their gold coin, gold ingot, and gold bullion prices to pass costs along to you, the customer. Thankfully, finding a trustworthy dealer is made easy, especially if you live in the Palm Beaches.
William Youngerman, Inc. has been selling and buying gold bullion and numismatic gold coins for over fifty years. William Youngerman specializes in independent third-party traded coins from the United States and around the world. As a noted member of several local associations, as well as state and national organizations dedicated to safeguarding the trade of gold, the team at William Youngerman maintains superior levels of integrity, customer service, industry knowledge, and timely payments.
When dealing with the experts at William Youngerman — including the founder, Bill Youngerman — you can be assured that your gold is fairly priced and of high quality. Learn more about the gold bullion available by visiting the William Youngerman showroom in >Boca Raton today.
You can also call William Youngerman toll-free at 1-800-327-5000 or use the convenient, online form to reach out with any questions you might have.