precious metals

Flush Investors Take a Shine to Rare Coins

Many wealthy investors are pouring a growing share of their fortunes into "treasure assets" such as rare coins. And while those investments may be risky, they are paying off.

Where Are Treasurys Heading? Just Watch Gold

The spot gold price may have baffled investors since its move south last December, but analysts at Citi now see the precious metal being a leading indicator of U.S. Treasurys.

Is a Silver Bull Market Underway?

It is silver's time to shine after the precious metal climbed for seven straight sessions to notch gains not seen in nearly five years.

Is Sentiment Towards Gold Shifting Again?

Gold has staged a big rally lately, up more than 13 percent since it hit a near three-year low in late June. So, is investor sentiment towards the metal about to shift again?

Has the Gold Rush Come to An End?

Gold, often touted as the most trustworthy of investments, has looked wild over the past month, plunging $200 in April. Where is it headed next?

Why More People May Sell Their Gold for Cash

More people have been selling their gold jewelry in the past year, many to cover expenses, others to just to take advantage of record high prices. Prices have dipped a bit from their recent highs, but expect more people to sell in the months ahead, and expect the prices to rise again.

How to Protect Yourself From Investing Scams

On the one hand, the volatile stock market has some investors looking for "safety." On the other, stock market losses have led some to desperately seek fat returns elsewhere. Either way, you could wind up in trouble, because scam artists are ready to prey on the desires of both.

10 Smart Places to Invest In Case the U.S. Defaults

The odds that the U.S. will default on its debt increase each day, and even if a short-term deal is reached, the ratings agencies may downgrade U.S. debt anyway. If that happens, turmoil could roil the markets. So where can the smart money flee for safety? 24/7 Wall St. offers 10 safe options.

Gold-Backed U.S. Currency? Yes, But 'U' Stands for Utah

Earlier this year, the Utah state legislature passed a law making gold and silver coins legal tender. Now, a Salt Lake City-area numismatist hopes to set up a depository system that will allow Utahans to use gold and silver to pay for anything they want.

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Gold?

With gold prices recently hitting the $1,500 mark, consumers and businesses are looking for an opportunity to score. "We see everything from rings, teeth, jewelry, pins and lighters," one gold buyer said. "Everyone has a little gold somewhere." Should you join in? Check out these five tips.

Three Reasons to Still Own Gold (or Finally Buy Some)

Gold has had a magnificent run during the past 10 years, doubling in value since 2008 alone, and gold mania is seemingly still at full strength. But is profit taking the next move? What if you are among the majority of investors who have yet to dip a toe into the water? Is it safe to dive in?

New Ways to Invest in Bundles of Precious Metals

The Equity Precious Metals category of ETFs has seen substantial money inflows over the last year largely due to new ETFs, including one that gives investors access four precious metals in one trade.

Gold Prices Set Record on Inflation Fears

Gold futures surpassed a record price of $1,380 an ounce Thursday on investor fears that the Federal Government's new $600 billion stimulus package may spur inflation and devalue the U.S. dollar.

Gold Hits Another Record, Closing at $1,370.50

Gold prices struck another record closing price today, settling at $1,370.50 an ounce on the Comex, as investors continued to look for safe investments in the wake of currency volatility. Gold reached its 16th record high in five weeks

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.