Gold Investment Guide

When looking at gold, there are many options available for would-be investors to consider. While there are some general guidelines for you to keep in mind when researching, buying physical gold is a matter of exploring which options best suit your own needs.

Is Buying Gold a Good Investment?

There are many benefits to buying gold, especially in times of economic uncertainty, instability and when there is low confidence in the banking system. Historically, gold has always been a good and safe investment through wars, economic turmoils or turbulent political times. Investing in gold and holding physical gold bars and coins can provide ultimate control over your own wealth and offer a timeless safeguard against financial crisis.

How is the Price of Gold Determined?

The most important factor for you to consider when investing and paying for gold is the spot price. The spot price is the current market value of gold, and is constantly fluctuating, so it is important to find the most up-to-date price possible. You can then use this to research which bullion dealer offers the lowest premiums. Take a look at our pricing chart for live gold prices and latest market updates.

Gold Bars Vs Gold Coins?

Most investors buy gold bullion with the intention to make a return on their investment.

Deciding to invest in physical gold and in bullion bars or bullion coins should take some consideration before making your decision on which to go for.

Investing in gold coins and bars offer the greatest flexibility, as your investment is easily stored, readily available and is easily separated into smaller units to release part of your investment as and when you may need it.

When buying Gold coins for investment you can choose from a variety of sizes such as 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz and 1oz. Popular gold coins include the British Gold Sovereign and Gold Britannia, these are perfect for investors due to their GCT free status.

Investing in Gold bars, especially the larger unit size bars, offer the greatest value due to their larger unit size and lower manufacturing costs. If you are planning on keeping your gold for a long time with no plans to sell any part of your investment in the near future, then the larger gold bars could be ideal for you. The downside to this could be the lack of flexibility, as the investor is unable to release part of their investment to reinvest or for access to cash, and would have to sell their entire gold bar.

When is the Best Time to Buy Gold?

The best time to buy gold is down to personal choice. Many people choose to buy gold whenever they can, whenever they have the money, in small regular quantities.
Keep an eye on the gold price. This price changes every two minutes and is able to dip by a few percent in a single day, meaning any time may be the perfect time for an investor to buy. However, some gold investors are often happy to buy during stable periods, it is all about choosing to buy gold at whatever time it feels right for you.

How to Sell My Gold?

It is very important to invest with a bullion dealer that has a transparent market for buying back your gold at a favourable rate.
As well as having a large selection of gold coins and bars for sale, Atkinsons Bullion & Coins  also buy these items back. Prices do vary depending on the item, please see our ‘Sell to Us’ page for more details and to find out how much your gold bullion is worth.

Buy Gold Online at Atkinsons Bullion

At Atkinsons Bullion, we are fully authorised premium resellers and we supply gold and silver bullion including the finest range of gold coins and bars. Buy gold bullion securely and enjoy competitive prices and great customer service.

Notes to Remember

If you want to protect yourself against financial uncertainties and take control of your own wealth, gold & silver bullion could be a sensible way to invest.

Ensure you do your research and buy from a reputable bullion dealer at a reasonable price, and making sure that the type of gold you choose to invest in correctly reflects your future goals.

If you have any questions or need any advice on investing in gold and silver bullion, our knowledgeable team are always pleased to help. Please call us on 01213550620 or email