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My favourite way to buy silver

Unlike gold, you have to pay VAT on the silver you buy. But there is a way to still get a fantastic bargain, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he reveals…
21 Apr 2020
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Extraordinary times create extraordinary opportunities – these assets look cheap

With the stage set for some monumental fiscal stimulus, this is most definitely a time to own some gold. And if you’re bold enough, says Dominic Frisb…
18 Mar 2020
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Silver has almost never been this cheap – but should you buy?

With silver one hundred times cheaper than gold, the silver-gold-price ratio is close to an all-time high. The obvious trade is to sell gold and buy s…
11 Mar 2020
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You should all own some silver. Just don’t expect it to make you rich

Silver is cool, beautiful and immensely useful. But for investors it's the most frustrating of metals. Dominic Frisby explains why you should own some…
12 Feb 2020
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Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet

If you want to make money from investing, says Dominic Frisby, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull …
22 Jan 2020
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Buy gold coins, get the history for free

Gold has been a popular store of value for millennia. As a result, coin collectors can bag a tiny piece of history for little more than the price of i…
20 Nov 2019
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Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine

Palladium and rhodium have outstripped platinum in the past few years. But thanks to the advent of fuel-cell cars, that could soon change, says Domini…
7 Nov 2019

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The silver price should be soaring – so why isn't it?

Silver boasts promising fundamentals and vast scope for price rises. Nevertheless, it has failed to fulfil its potential. There is no metal more frust…
24 Oct 2019
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Artificial diamonds: a girl’s new best friend

Big names such as De Beers are grappling with a cyclical downturn – and a long-term challenge from artificial diamonds. It could change the market bey…
19 Oct 2019
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Chart of the week: palladium hits another high

Palladium hit another record high this week, with the spot price reaching $1,700 an ounce.
7 Oct 2019
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The precious metals rollercoaster is heading into a big dip

It has been an exciting summer for precious metals enthusiasts, with gold, silver and platinum all making big gains. But now it’s all unwinding. Domin…
2 Oct 2019
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What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold. But for the last few years, that’s not been the case. Dominic Frisby explains why that is, an…
18 Sep 2019
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Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold

The gold/silver ratio tracks the relative progress of the two monetary metals by dividing the silver price into the gold price, revealing how many oun…
2 Sep 2019
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Silver is set to follow gold

With gold rallying 10% so far this year, some investors are starting to pay attention to silver.
9 Aug 2019
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Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre

Palladium has gained 70% in a year. It now trades at about $1,530 per ounce. But any escalation in the US-China trade could spell an end to the rally.
5 Aug 2019
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Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic …
22 May 2019
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Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
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Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.
1 Apr 2019
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Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry

The big diamond miners have become rattled by the growth of synthetic diamonds, at the same time as the price for natural stones is in decline.
29 Mar 2019
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Today, silver looks cheap compared to gold – but should you make the trade?

By historical standards, silver is incredibly cheap while gold is very expensive. So should you sell your gold and buy silver? Dominic Frisby weighs u…
13 Mar 2019
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Platinum looks strikingly cheap – but will it ever recover?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold – but that’s no longer the case. John Stepek looks at the reasons behind the change and asks i…
6 Mar 2019
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Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?

The price of palladium has hit a new record of $1,495 per ounce. Last year it overtook the gold price, and it is also more highly valued than its sist…
22 Feb 2019