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Investing for a brighter future

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Investing for a brighter future

Presenting to a crowd of 500 West Australian Mining Club members in May, Stuart Tonkin, Chief Executive Officer Northern Star Resources, began by ensuring their view of the gold industry’s future was seen through rose-coloured glasses.

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ABC Refinery gains Shanghai Gold Exchange accreditation

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ABC Refinery gains Shanghai Gold Exchange accreditation

ABC Refinery is now officially accredited by the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), making it one of only seven international companies who can sell gold into the world’s top gold consuming nation.

A crucial network for trading gold in China, all official gold sales within China must occur through the SGE making it the primary gateway into the world’s largest gold market worth over A$341 billion annually. 

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InfiniGold launches digital gold with The Perth Mint

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InfiniGold launches digital gold with The Perth Mint

In collaboration with The Perth Mint, InfiniGold has released the latest innovation in gold investment – a flexible digital gold product compatible with a wide range of technology platforms including blockchain.

InfiniGold digital gold certificates offer institutions the opportunity to present investors with a new, secure and easy way to trade, hold and transfer physical gold. 

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Bitcoin: Digital or Fools Gold?

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Bitcoin: Digital or Fools Gold?

Ask most people that work in finance what they think about Bitcoin, and the likely response will be; “it’s a bubble”.

Google certainly seems to think so too, with “Bitcoin is a Bubble” returning 31,800,000 results, proof of how many times people have, incorrectly so far, called a top in the price of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency.

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Aussie gold shines in China

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Aussie gold shines in China

The Perth Mint has created a strong new market for Australian gold producers with Chinese investors now buying more than 230 tonnes of Australian gold bullion, worth $11 billion, on the Shanghai Gold Exchange every year.

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Market Update: Gold and Bitcoin

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Market Update: Gold and Bitcoin

Given the incredible rally in the price of Bitcoin (BTC), and other crypto-currencies like Etherium this year, there has been no shortage of interest in this space, with precious metal investors asking whether or not BTC is basically a digital version of gold and silver or not.

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Premier unveils Perth Mint's rare $1.8M coin trilogy

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Premier unveils Perth Mint's rare $1.8M coin trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint this week. 

The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017.

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Gold Investor Series: 3rd reason to invest in gold

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Gold Investor Series: 3rd reason to invest in gold

When we talk about the correlation in prices for assets traded in financial markets we are referring to how closely those prices mimic each other.

Highly correlated assets tend to move in the same direction most of the time. A good example is the shares in our four major banks, which tend to move in unison most days, unless there is some news (either good or bad) that only affects one of the companies.

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Gold Fields focus on growth

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Gold Fields focus on growth

Gold Fields' Nick Holland recently took the stage at the Sydney Mining Club to give an insight into the gold miner’s growth profile and significant investments in Australia.

Being a traditional banking and finance hub, Sydney offers a fertile field of institutional investment firms open to one-on-one meetings with reputable executives spruiking quality projects while they are in town.

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Buying Gold: Shares

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Buying Gold: Shares

The value of a gold miner is based on the gold price but provides the investor with the opportunity to achieve a return in excess of the rise in the price of gold.

Recent investor articles have focused on investment in gold, be it physical or other products liked to the gold price. Those looking for exposure to gold prices can also invest in the producers of the gold itself.

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Buying Gold: Where to store

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Buying Gold: Where to store

When you are thinking of buying gold the first thing you should consider is where you are going to store your gold, as it affects what form of gold you may buy as well as who to buy it from.

There are three main ways to store gold. 

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  Gold Investor Series: 2nd reason to invest in gold

Gold Investor Series: 2nd reason to invest in gold

Discover the eight reasons why Australian investors should consider including physical gold in their investment portfolio. Here is number 2.

2. Gold is a natural holding in low “real” interest rate environments

  Gold Investor Series: Why invest in gold?

Gold Investor Series: Why invest in gold?

What are the eight key reasons why Australian investors should look at investing in physical gold as part of their investment portfolio? Here is the first.

Reason 1. Gold has demonstrated strong long-term returns in its own right.

Golden year for Perth Mint

Golden year for Perth Mint

A focus on identifying new global markets for Australia’s precious metal products has paid off for The Perth Mint, which has met strong international demand for bullion bars and coins in 2015/16, and delivered a record pre-tax profit of $41.04 million. 

The Perth Mint – owned and backed by the Western Australian Government - has added significant value to the export capability of both the state and the nation over the period. It has also supported and promoted Australia’s precious metals industry locally and overseas. 

Gold Investor Series: Weight & Purity

Gold Investor Series: Weight & Purity

The gold industry is very particular when it comes to measuring gold, which is not surprising considering how valuable it is relative to its size.

While many countries moved to metric system, the precious metals industry globally continued to use the historic troy ounce as its basic unit of measure. If you think it is an unfair advantage for countries that didn’t change, like the USA, you would be wrong as a troy ounce is not the same as an ounce – is it actually heavier. It is its own unique measurement unit.

Gold Industry Group Chairman to headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

Gold Industry Group Chairman to headline Precious Metals Investment Symposium

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes, a precious metals industry expert, will headline a key group of speakers at the 7th Annual Precious Metals Investment Symposium, being held in Sydney in October.

A thought leader on the global precious metals market, Mr Hayes will share his knowledge and unique insights into the industry at the two-day event. He will also discuss the ‘case for gold’ and investing long-term in precious metals to build wealth and reduce risk.

Gold Investor Series: Which brands can you trust when buying gold?

Gold Investor Series: Which brands can you trust when buying gold?

When buying gold how do you know which brands to trust? How can you ensure you don’t get short changed on weight or purity?

Last month, Jordan Eliseo discussed the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accreditation process. While the LBMA’s “good delivery” only covers 400oz bars which would be out of the reach of most investors, accreditation ensures that the refining and bar manufacturing processes of an accredited company is of the highest standard. As a result, investors trust that any of the smaller bars produced by LBMA refineries will be of the stated weight and purity. A list of accredited refineries can be found on the LBMA’s website here.