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What Factors Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

The gold price constantly changes due to many factors, including political decisions, economic conditions and financial problems that may occur around the world. Historically, investing in gold was seen as an attractive venture, not only for the potential returns but also as a safe haven in times of crisis or difficulty. Postal Bullion’s senior gold dealer Michael Powton explains what factors affect the price of gold below as part of a series of articles to help educate potential investors. The Main Factors That Affect Gold Prices 1. The United States Economy The first factor that governs the...
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How to Check if Your Gold is Real?

With gold price per ounce showing a rising trend, it’s all the more important to know if you are making a real deal. Moreover, there have been increasing reports of counterfeit or fake gold bars entering the international market. It has been found that these counterfeit gold bars were stuffed with tungsten, instead of gold. With this uncertainty, it’s important to find ways to mitigate the risk of ending up with fake gold. Here are a few tips to test your gold: Check the exact dimensions of your gold item, which may include gold bullion, bars, wafers, or coins. Producers such as Baird & Co...
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Gold Price Rallies after US Fed Stimulus

Last night we saw a surge in the gold price as a result of Bernanke’s announcement that the US would continue printing money, also known as quantitative easing. This news filtered through to the global markets with the gold price seeing a £30 rise reaching £850 per ounce this morning.   View the latest gold price via our live charts. Gold Investors were very quick to react, with a surge in demand at Postal Bullion, and investors adding more gold to their investment portfolios ahead of what could be a strong end to the year for...
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Is Gold Coin Investment Stable?

Investing in gold is becoming massively more popular as investors want to secure the value of their investment in tangible items. The success of direct suppliers such as Postal Bullion is due to private investors wanting to purchase good value Gold & Silver directly from refiners at low direct prices, with this gold is expected to continue to outperform other asset classes. The South African 1oz Krugerrand Coin was the first coin made for investment purposes. However, before buying coins, it is important to understand your motivation behind the investment decision. Are you an investor, speculator...
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The Tensions in Syria Fuel a Gold Price Rally

On Wednesday 28th August we saw the gold price rally to a 3 month high peaking at over £920 per Ounce. This rally was sparked by the rising tensions over the situation in Syria. Appears fhat investors were quick to react by adding more physical gold to their portfolios. The price rises yesterday quickly lead to a buying frenzy with investors keen to take advantage of what could be a strong end to the year for gold. It wasn’t only existing investors looking to top up, it was also a record day for new investor activity with huge numbers of first time orders placed online with many individuals...
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