bullion

Double Your Money Selling Old Pennies by the Pound

Benjamin Franklin once said that a penny saved is a penny earned, but if the pennies are older, they can be worth more. At current copper prices, the melt value of older pennies is well over two cents, and you don't even need to melt them down to extract that extra value.

Even at These Prices, Consider Buying Gold

Gold was out when the seventies ended, but the loss of confidence in paper money has sent it soaring once more. Investors who missed the metal's recent rise should not despair: There's still plenty time to get in on the action. Here's how.

Buying Bullion: Are Gold Coins Worth the Money?

With gold trading at around $1,600 an ounce, this most precious of metals seems to many like a smart investment. And if you have a television, you've doubtless seen ads encouraging you to buy physical gold. But think twice: Owning bullion can be more trouble than it's worth, and alternatives exist.

Manipulation or Not, Is Silver a Smart Investment?

Shares of silver are up about 40% so far this year, compared to just over 20% for gold. But a statement from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday could rattle prices as investors consider whether to add silver to their portfolios

Gold Hits Record of $1,308.90 After Price Drop

Gold prices reached a record $1,308.90 an ounce Tuesday after earlier price declines and continued low interest rates spurred investors to buy bullion. Gold, which earlier had its biggest intraday decrease in more than two months, reached a record high for the eighth time in two weeks.

James Altucher: Gold Is Just a Rock. Buy Stocks

With the price of gold now off its highs, should investors put money into the precious metal? James Altucher explains why there are better places to invest in this short and frank discussion on silver, gold and stocks.