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Give the Gift of Gold this Valentineís Day

Friday, February 9, 2018

Who says investments can’t have a little emotional value? Valentine’s Day can be a perfect time to commemorate your relationship whilst investing in a little long term financial security. And with the gold price at competitive levels against the current market outlook, it’s as good a time to enter the gold market economically as it is commemoratively.

So if you’re looking to buy gold coins this year to celebrate the past, present and future of your special relationship, then here’s a quick look at our favourite gold coin picks.

2018 gold Sovereign

As the latest edition of the Royal Mint’s flagship commemorative gold coin, the 2018 gold sovereign was always going to make it onto this list. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less valuable.

The gold coin has been a staple of British currency since the early 19th century, and this coin is just the latest in a long tradition. What better way to commemorate your relationship both emotionally and financially?

Gold Krugerrand

While not quite as old as the gold Sovereign coin, the Krugerrand is every bit as renowned and respected in the world of gold coin collectors and merchants. In fact, it’s the world’s most internationally traded gold coin, and was the world’s first gold bullion coin to be released containing one troy ounce of fine gold. And nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a troy ounce of fine gold.

2017 American Eagle gold coin

For something small, yet intricate and memorable, the 2017 American Gold Eagle is a small investment with big commemorative value. Complete with a beautiful design of the American Eagle itself, as well as the ever romantic notion of Lady Liberty, this small token has everything you need to get your 2018 romance off to a good start.

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If you’re looking to buy gold coins and commemorate your relationship this Valentine’s Day, while securing a reliable future investment, then The Gold Bullion Company is certainly the place to look. Have a look over our entire range of gold coins and gold bars to find out more.

January 2018: The Essential Gold Price Update

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The gold price in January showed promising resolve against an ever-strengthening pound. While gold experienced a positive month against other currencies, the strength of the British currency at the start of 2018 provoked slight losses for gold against sterling. The gold price fell from £968.29 at the start of January to £951.23 at the end, a loss of 1.76 per cent.

Rise of the pound

In January, the pound recorded its highest prices against the dollar since the Brexit vote. Following the 2016 referendum, the pound slumped from £1.49 to £1.29 in the space of just a fortnight. It has not yet recovered these losses, but is gaining promising ground, having reached £1.42 at the end of January; a one month increase of 5.26 per cent.

In that context, the slight loss of 1.76 per cent of gold’s value against the pound can be seen as less of a hit, considering the relative value increase of the pound itself. Gold, in fact, has seen respectable price rises against other currencies like the dollar, signalling continued strength and resolve through January, in a trend that we hope will continue for much of 2018.

The gold price

On the opening session of January, gold recorded a starting price of £968.29 per troy ounce. The first 12 days of the month recorded modest increases, hitting heights of £974.29 on the 4th and £981.31 on the 12th January – the month’s highest price. This was largely thought to be a reaction to concerns in the American economy, in particular Donald Trump signalling further disdain for the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, according to reports from Reuters.

Gold fell against sterling through the rest of the month as the pound continued to rally. The precious metal hit lows of £955.14 on the 18th of January and £948.74 on the 25th January, before rising slightly to £951.23 on the final day of the month.

How much is your gold bullion worth?

It’s difficult to call how successful January has been for your individual gold investment. While international comparisons signal a promising month for the commodity, a simple look at a gold price chart against the pound would suggest a weak month for gold closer to home.

So perhaps now is a good time to buy gold? If you’re considering making an investment in gold coins and gold bullion then have a look through our gold investment options. Stay tuned to our blog for more market updates and gold investment news.

Gold Price: Whatís happening in the Indian Gold Market?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Delhi might not be the first place that pops into your head when you think of gold – but it’s certainly important. For traditional and cultural reasons, India is the gold market’s biggest customer. Let’s face it, you probably don’t think about gold in India very much, but since the market affects the gold price even here – it’s certainly worth paying attention to. Here’s what’s going on.

Why is gold in India so important?

Gold has been deeply rooted in Indian culture for as long as anybody can remember. In fact, the Hindu myths are full of references to it. Since then, a history of unstable national currencies and political turmoil has meant that Indians more than anybody else continue to appreciate the value of physical, ever reliable, gold.

In fact, the impact is so great that supply and demand in India often affects the gold price right here at home and on the markets around the world.

What’s happening to the gold market in India now?

A few months ago, around India’s biggest annual gold sales period, the market was dominated by headlines about the year’s disappointing sales figures. Apparently, diamonds were stealing gold’s long-held crown as India’s jewellery of choice.

The big news now 2017 is over, however, is that this sales slump has shown promising signs of abating. India’s own Economic Times recently reported sales increases of 15 per cent in India’s rural gold market, suggesting the country’s love affair with gold is far from history.

How does this affect the gold price in the UK?

Against a whole range of other factors that influence the gold price, it would be impossible to quantify any specific effect this is having on the price of your gold coins or gold bullion. Nonetheless, it shows strong signs that, as many investors have predicted, the gold market remains strong and reliable going into 2018.

Does this mean that the price of your gold is suddenly about to spike? Probably not. But it likely does mean that gold is the same trustworthy and dependable asset in 2018 that it always has been.

If gold is the asset for you, then now’s the time to find out more about our gold coins and gold bullion investment opportunities.