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Basel III requirements come into effect on 28th June 2021 for European Banks & 1st January 20222 for British Banks. But what is Basel III? How will it affect the gold market? In this podcast, Paul and Ben discuss the ins and outs of Basel III.

The price of gold dropped last week, to its lowest since April, as the market reacted to the news that the FOMC was to speed up its pace of monetary tightening. The UK also saw evidence of mounting inflation as reports showed it has risen to its highest in two years. As gold reacted and suffered a drop in price, this prompted some heavy buying activity from investors looking to buy the dip.

Since the first coin was made almost 3,000 years ago, precious metal coins have held great value in our hearts and pockets. However, this can sadly make them the perfect target for counterfeiters. There is nothing more heart-breaking than knowing your iconic collectors piece holds little to no value, so we’ve pulled together some tips on how you can stay ahead of coin counterfeiters.

Long before the days of the stock markets, gold was one of the earliest traded assets and presents even more opportunities to investors today. With $2,000 dollars per ounce achieved for the very first time in August 2020 during the pandemic, many investors flocked to investing in gold as a means to hedge inflation, and many are left wondering whether gold is still a good investment today. Follow this article to learn more about the possible rewards and pitfalls of investing in gold and whether it's the right time to invest now.

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