Monday, October 31, 2011

The Advantages of American Eagle Gold Coins

from link.
If you’re ready to start collecting gold as a way to meet your financial goals for the future, putting your money into bullion coins might be an excellent idea. One of the most popular types of bullion coins, particularly for collectors in the United States, is the American Eagle gold coin. These beautiful coins are minted and guaranteed by the U.S. government, and they are made strictly from American gold. The advantages don’t stop there, though.
American Eagle gold coins are also great because they come in many sizes, which is convenient for collectors and investors who don’t have the cash outlay to put into a roll of one-ounce coins or for people who simply want to collect something that’s a little different from the norm. The coins come in one-half, one-fourth, and one-tenth ounce sizes, and each size coin is guaranteed to have a particular amount of pure gold in it.

These coins are also convenient for collectors because they aren’t quite as fragile as other bullion coins. This is because the coins are twenty-two karat gold. This means that the gold in the coins has been alloyed with other metals, namely silver and copper, to create a stronger, more stable coin. Unlike twenty-four karat gold, these coins stand up to moving and handling without getting many scratches, dents, or dings.

Besides this, these coins are absolutely beautiful. They feature Liberty Walking, one of the most popular coin designs in history. They show lots more detail, too, than you will get with a normal coin, since gold is softer than the metal normally used to mint coins. If you want an even more beautiful coin, you can look for proof and high relief coins, which are stamped multiple times with a special process that leaves them shinier and more detailed looking.
These coins are, of course, an excellent way to own something beautiful and valuable. They are good investments simply because they are guaranteed to have a particular level of gold in them, so they have a high meltdown value, especially in today’s market. Plus, these coins are legal tender, which makes them easier to move across country and state borders, and which may even get you some tax advantages when you’re buying them. All around, the American Gold Eagle coins are an excellent investment for people with many types of gold investing goals.

Kijang Emas Bullion Coin

It was launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in 2001. Kijang Emas is available in three different weight, which are 1 oz, 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz with 99.99% gold purity.
The purchase and reselling price of Kijang Emas is determined by the prevailing international gold market price.
Kijang Emas is distributed by Maybank Berhad at selected branches.
WeightPurityStandard WeightDiameter
1 oz99.99%31.105 gram37.00 mm
1/2 oz99.99%15.550 gram28.00 mm
1/4 oz99.99%7.780 gram22.00 mm
1 Troy OZ
price: RM200
gold purity : 99.99%
standard weight : 31.105g
diameter  : 37.00mm
1/2 Troy ounces1/4 Troy ounces
price: RM100
gold purity : 99.99%
standard weight : 15.550g
diameter  : 28.00mm

The design on the obverse of the Kijang Emas depicts a barking deer ("kijang") in its natural habitat in the Malaysian jungle. Also appearing on the obverse are the words BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA, for the central bank of Malaysia as the issuer of the coins; KIJANG EMAS; the weight; gold purity; and the year of minting.


price: RM50
gold purity : 99.99%
standard weight : 7.780g
diameter  : 22.00mm

The reverse side features the hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia together with the denomination face value, as well as the words BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA in Jawi (Arabic) script.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Islamic Gold Investment

 From http://shariah-fortune.com


 How to preserve your money? You can do this by buying tangible assets - we call it real assets. You see we're not talking about paper assets like derivates or whatever artificial financial products nobody understands. We're talking about assets which have survived history - real assets.
One of these assets is gold. Why gold? Because it's a scarce, limited resource. You can not increase or multiply it as you like. That's why gold preserves your money and is what we call a real asset. In the Roman Empire you could have bought a tunic (roman outer garment) for a piece of gold. Nowadays you can buy a tailor-made suit for an ounce of gold. Gold keeps it's value even or especially in insecure times. That's simply the point.

So how do you invest in gold? Basically there are 4 options:



  1.     You buy it physically, meaning you go to a bank or a gold shop and buy pieces of gold. Especially when you buy larger amounts this could be a security problem or at least leaves you with storage costs.  Buying physical gold is the easiest way for Muslims, because this is absolutely fine with Shariah-principles as you're in possession of the gold. 
  2.          To avoid storage costs you could go for a gold ETF-investment (ETF, Exchange Traded Fund). This means you buy shares of an equity fund, which buys and stores the physical gold for you and other investors. If you for example invest USD 1000 in an gold ETF then they buy gold for USD 1000 (less management fees and costs of the fund) and store it in a secured and insured place. This is easy to do. You just have to go to your bank or broker to buy.
  3. When buying a gold-ETF Muslims have to take care of buying an Shariah-compliant    ETF. There's just a few we found which is Al Bogari Islamic Gold, Dubai Gold Securities (DGS) trading on Nasdaq Dubai.
  4.  One more option is to invest in gold mines, meaning you buy shares of a gold exploration company. This leaves you with the risk that sometimes the market value of the share is not related to the gold price. 

  • For example if the management of the company is doing a bad job then the price of your share could go down, even if the gold price is rising.
Buying shares of goldmines is probably the most challenging investment for Muslims. It involves more efforts for Muslims to invest in gold mines. You have to check carefully if the company is Shariah-compliant. And many companies are not complying with Shariah-principles as they e.g. are financed in conventional ways (no interest is allowed, http://shariah-fortune.com/plugins/content/definitionbot/messagebox_info.png usury), etc... If you want to dive into it there is an article we found for you: Shariah-compliance for mining stocks
All 3 investment possibilities are in common that you can sell your investment quite easiliy in case you think of cashing in.
Whichever way you chose it is important that you do not put all eggs in one basket. It's not advisable to invest all your money in gold. Economic books talk about a share of around 10-15 % of your assets.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

10 Reasons Why the Gold Price Will Rise Rapidly

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There have been some incredibly interesting and provocative statements on the subject of Gold in the last few weeks. But the message is simple. Gold will continue to rise. The question is how far and how fast.
The manager of the USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund - the number one precious metals mutual fund over the last 10 years - believes gold stocks will gain 2% to 3% for every 1% move in gold. As our target for gold is at least 100% from here - in excess of $2000 an ounce - this would mean gold stocks could rise 200-300%. And the more speculative stocks are likely to far exceed these targets.

1. Selling of Gold by the Gold Cartel - the Gold cartel is made up of the US Government and a collection of bullion and central banks. Central banks have long been sources of gold bullion used to manipulate the market and suppress the price of gold - but they are running out. Gold has been sold in such large quantities to control the price, there is not sufficient production to reverse, or even slow down the depletion of gold bullion stocks. The only way of slowing down demand is to let the price rise. However hard they try to manipulate the market, classic supply and demand will win.
2. Shortage of Supply - the current economic conditions combined with the increase in production costs have slowed down gold exploration and production. In addition, the infrastructural problems of South Africa have significantly effected their output.
3. Transfer of Gold Depositories - Hong Kong has recently completed a high tech security vault at the city Airport. The Hong Kong Authorities are, as we speak, transferring its gold holdings from London to its new secure depository. A move like this sends a message - we will be accumulating gold, and we want it safely stored where we can see and control it, where we can access it instantly, and where its out of harms way.
4. Increasing war and social unrest - war and social insurrection can escalate rapidly. The world is already engaged in more conflict than at any time since the second world war. The Chinese are long term thinkers and are undoubtedly taking this in to account as they accumulate gold and silver to store it close to home.
5. China is adding to its gold reserves - China is making no secret of the fact that it intends to increase its gold reserves, and now holds in excess of 1050 metric tons.
6. China is encouraging its citizens to buy gold - with the world's largest population, and one of the fastest growing economies China has made it legal for their citizens to buy gold and silver, and are actively encouraging them to invest in these precious metals.
7. India, which has been the largest buyer of gold until now, is expected to continue purchasing for jewelery, and increasingly for investment. India already eats up the bulk of the annual mine output, leaving limited quantity for ever competing and ever larger demand.
8. GLD, the SPDR Gold Trust buys gold to back its shares. - They are currently supposed to hold over 1000 tons of gold (almost the same quantity.as China). If this is indeed the case, Their demand on gold output is a major push on the gold price. There is more on this subject in our 
9. Inflation vs. deflation - the argument persists. After a deflationary period, the billions of dollars being pumped in to the markets will become inflationary. Inflation causes gold to rise. When gold last peaked at $887 in 1980, inflation was averaging 14% and peaked at over 20%. Mortgages had risen in excess of 17%. This could happen again.
10. Paper currency devaluation - the steep decline of the dollar has effected the rise in the gold price, but currencies will at some stage be competing against each other for devaluation. All currencies become unreliable, they no longer provide security, and gold becomes the new money. When this stage is reached we've gone full circle, the bulk of assets will be owned by Asian interests and the new world order will prevail.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More And More People Invest In Gold

 By Jack Wogan

      Nowadays, gold has become a popular form of investment. In the times of geopolitical and economic instability that we are going through, more and more people choose to keep their economies safe by investing in the precious metal. Some precautionary measures should be taken when purchasing gold; it is important to check out the market price and choose reputable dealers to avoid scams.

     According to all financial forecasts, buying gold bullion seems to be the safest investing option to face economic crisis. Unlike stocks or bonds, it is a tangible investment, which offers more credibility in insecure times. As gold is a rare, limited resource, its price is unlikely to drop in the near future. Besides, if we look back in time, we will see that even in times of war or recession, the price of gold remained steady. Inflation can even cause the price of gold to go even higher.

     If you have decided to become a gold investor, start buying Gold Bullion or gold coins. If many years ago you could only buy 400 ounce gold bars, today, you can choose among bars and coins of various sizes and weights. When you invest in gold, the best thing to do is buy the largest gold bars you can afford, to reduce the margin that needs to be paid to minimum. If small coins can be stored at home, the big gold bars are usually kept in bank vaults; you will also have to pay a storage tax. If you want to resell the gold bullion later, you will need a certificate of ownership.

     Even in modern times, the gold metal holds a special place in people's mentality; a perfect proof for that is the abundance of gold-related sayings existent in all languages. Silence is golden, the age of wisdom is the golden age, the 50th wedding anniversary is golden; the best clients receive "gold cards". Today, think of Gold Bullion as the perfect way to protect yourself from inflation and currency collapse.

When deciding to invest in gold have into consideration buying Gold Bullion coins, which have 99.9% purity.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Twelve Reasons to Invest in Gold Today

   
     Today gold coins are primarily collected by investors to hedge against inflation. In 1967 South Africa introduced the Kruger rand to cater for small investors; hence the reason that they manufactured Krugerrands in 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10 and 1/20 oz
The main gold coins in circulation today in order of their popularity are the Krugerrand, American Gold Eagle, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, British Britannia or Sovereign, Chinese Panda, Gold Dinar, Russian Chervonets and the Swiss Vreneli.
    
Twelve Reasons to invest in Gold today!

1. During the last run on gold in the 70's and 80's the price of gold increased by 20 times.
2. There is a fall in gold production worldwide that is adding to its scarcity.
3. India and China have a veracious appetite for gold and as their economy powers forward they   will drive up the gold price through demand and the limited supply globally.
4. There have been no new discoveries of gold deposits recently and it can take up to ten years to bring a new mine to full production.
5. When ever the world is on the verge of a recession people turn to gold as it is provides security.
6. It does not deteriorate and will last forever.
7. It is sought after for jewellery and electronic manufacture.
8. Governments can print paper money quickly, but they cannot just produce gold.
9. No other investment has the wealth preserving power of gold.
10. The Gold price will continue to be pushed by the current American debt and trade crisis.
11. Gold is an inflation-proof investment.
12. Gold is the only truly international currency.


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