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In this blog, BullionStar shares what's happening inside BullionStar
as well as news and research from the local and global precious metals markets.

Infographic: Paper Silver vs Physical Silver

Infographic: Paper Silver vs Physical Silver

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The international silver price is derived from gigantic trading volumes of ‘paper silver’ in London and New York which have little connection to real physical silver inventories or annual silver supply.

It is therefore crucial for investors to understand the differences between physical silver and paper silver and to grasp that one is real ownership of tangible silver while...
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#SilverSqueeze: Physical Silver Shortage vs. Paper Silver

#SilverSqueeze: Physical Silver Shortage vs. Paper Silver

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The silver short squeeze in physical silver currently underway is unprecedented. Even so, the spot spot price of paper silver does not anywhere near reflect the real physical equilibrium price of silver. BullionStar may therefore in the near future have no option but to abandon setting prices based on silver spot price altogether and move to fixed prices. Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar Provides Food Relief to Over 200 Families

BullionStar Provides Food Relief to Over 200 Families

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In August 2020, BullionStar helped to provide food and groceries to over 200 poverty-stricken families living in Batam, Indonesia. Most of these families do not have a breadwinner that holds a steady job. With COVID-19 restrictions, already tough living conditions have sadly deterioated further. Continue Reading arrow

Bullion Retail Shop Re-Opening 19 June

Bullion Retail Shop Re-Opening 19 June

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BullionStar's Retail Shop at 45 New Bridge Road will re-open 19 June with normal operating hours.

Feel free to place your order online now at www.bullionstar.com and lock in the price. Collect your order from 19 June. For orders with cash payment, cheque payment, card and NETS payment, you are allowed to place your order now and make payment for your order no later than 22 June.
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BullionStar Interview with SG Wealth Builder: Gold at 8 Year High
Bullion Center Information

Bullion Center Information

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Update on BullionStar's services. Bullion Center may not open 2 June after all. We are open for online orders at BullionStar.com 24/7! We offer FREE shipping for orders within Singapore and discounted rates for international shipping. Vault storage orders are processed as per normal. We are also accepting customer sell orders. Click here for more information and a service update. Continue Reading arrow

QE Defender – Stop the QE Insanity | Helicopter Money and the Risk of Hyperinflation
BullionStar – We are Open for Orders – Update of Services 20 May 2020
BullionStar – We are Open for Orders – Update of Services 11 April 2020

BullionStar – We are Open for Orders – Update of Services 11 April 2020

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We are open! This is an important update to all BullionStar customers covering the impact of COVID-19 on BullionStar's operations. BullionStar is open for orders but operate in limited capacity as an essential business with measurements taken against the spread of COVID-19. Continue Reading arrow

BullionStar – Important Update 27 March 2020
BullionStar Update – The Window to Purchase Precious Metals with Fiat Currency is Closing
Gold Shortages – Price of Physical Gold Decouples from Paper Gold
Infographic: Central Bank Gold Buying and Gold Repatriation

Infographic: Central Bank Gold Buying and Gold Repatriation

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Annual central bank gold demand is currently running at a 50-year high. A whole host of central banks have also recently repatriated gold from London and New York.

But why are central banks buying more gold bars than at any time since 1971? And what has spooked sovereign nations to fly their gold back to their home countries?

With this easy to grasp and visually...
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Buy Gold & Silver in New Zealand – Diversify your Bullion Storage
Gold, Silver and Platinum surge ahead with impressive double digit YTD returns
Singapore Tops Global Rankings as the World’s Safest and Most Secure Nation
The History of the World is a History of Gold

The History of the World is a History of Gold

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Gold has been inextricably linked to human civilizations since at least 6000 BC. Gold has been used as money in countless civilizations for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the Roman Empire, from the Republic of Venice to the Spanish Empire, civilizations may rise and fall but the one constant they all had was gold.

A people without the knowledge of their past...
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Gold Smuggling to India & Japan is a Symptom of Governments’ War against Gold
What is Money? | BullionStar

What is Money? | BullionStar

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For something used by nearly everyone on the planet on a daily basis, the subjects of money and currency are surprisingly little understood and shrouded in mystery. But perhaps that’s the way governments and their central banks like it.

From a time in which only gold and silver were considered money, to a contemporary banking system where debt is created out of thin air and...
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BullionStar Cash & Bullion Account – Better than a Singapore Bank Account!
London’s annual Platinum Week: A showcase for the White Precious Metal
Holding Precious Metals in your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
BullionStar Financials FY 2018 – Year in Review
How much Gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

How much Gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?

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A sporting trophy revered by the elite footballers of the world. A trophy with near mythical status in the eyes of players and fans alike. A trophy held aloft by a select few captains in its less than 50 year history. A legendary trophy made of gold.

Designed in 1970 by Italian Artist artist Silvio Gazzaniga, the FIFA World Cup Trophy is, in the words of its creator, "a...
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Cashless Society, Negative Interest Rates and Hyperinflation – Part 2
Investing in the Noble Metal of Platinum

Investing in the Noble Metal of Platinum

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As a recognized investment precious metal, many of the world's leading refineries and mints now offer investment grade platinum bars and platinum coins within their physical precious metals product suites. These include minted platinum bars from the famed refineries of Heraeus, Valcambi and Argor-Heraeus, and platinum bullion coins such as Royal Canadian Mint Platinum 1 oz Maple Leafs... Continue Reading arrow

Customer Order Number 100,000 at BullionStar

Customer Order Number 100,000 at BullionStar

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Since it's establishment in 2012 in Singpore, BullionStar has had many notable achievements, and recently reached another milestone by completing its 100,000th customer order, awarding a PAMP gold bar to the lucky customer who placed this order.

With customers from over 100 countries worldwide for both precious metals purchases and secure precious metals storage, BullionStar is...
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BullionStar adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin as Payment Options and Currencies
BullionStar Wins First Place in Bullion Directory’s 2018 Awards
The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

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With the recent emergence and recognition of a diverse range of crypto currencies, the technology of blockchain is rapidly gaining traction as a profound innovation that has potential to alter entire industries.

Described in quite simple terms in the white paper that laid the foundations for Bitcoin, the design principles behind blockchains are now also being used in newer...
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The Celebration of Chinese New Year

The Celebration of Chinese New Year

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New Year and the Spring Festival are a central part of Chinese tradition in mainland China and in Chinese communities all across the world. Chinese New Year is a movable event which this year falls on 16 February and which ushers in the “Year of the Dog”, the 11th year in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Chinese New Year is an auspicious time associated with many customs and traditions... Continue Reading arrow

The Role of Gold as Turmoil hits wider Financial Markets
Your Weight in Gold

Your Weight in Gold

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There are many phrases and sayings in the English language that illustrate the high-regard with which societies hold for gold. These phrases are embedded into natural language and have evolved over time based on an intrinsic appreciation by civilizations that gold is rare and of high value. One example is the saying “worth your weight in gold”. Although a metaphor, what would be... Continue Reading arrow

The 5 Largest Gold Nuggets that Still Exist

The 5 Largest Gold Nuggets that Still Exist

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The discovery of large gold nuggets has always caused excitement for gold miners and the general public alike. Although most of the big gold nuggets discovered receive nicknames and these names pass into legend, many of history’s big gold nuggets have been melted down and no longer survive.

The world’s largest surviving gold nuggets are now held and displayed in places as...
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Gold for Christmas – Gold’s Importance in Religion
The Most Outlandish Gold Products You Can Buy
Gold Demand in the Singapore Bullion Market

Gold Demand in the Singapore Bullion Market

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Singapore’s gold market is now one of the largest in the region after strong growth, particularly over the last 5 years since the Singaporean government exempted investment precious metals from Goods and Services Tax GST in October 2012.

The gold market in Singapore is both a wholesale market and a retail market. The wholesale market includes bullion banks, trading houses and...
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Mustafa Centre: Gold in Singapore

Mustafa Centre: Gold in Singapore

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The Mustafa Centre in Singapore's Little India is well-known as a slightly eccentric and congested shopping mall and arcade in which to buy all manner of diverse items. It also sells a lot of gold jewelry and a small selection of gold bullion.

But after navigating through the busy streets and actually finding the Mustafa Centre, the next challenge involves locating the Centre's...
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Eat Gold

Eat Gold

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A common phrase in the mainstream financial media is that ‘you can’t eat gold”. This claim is usually trotted out by CNBC and Bloomberg talking-heads as a way of disparaging the benefits of investing gold in times of crisis. But the claim is both wrong and misleading, because you actually can eat gold. And drink it too.

Furthermore, Wall Street and its cheerleaders are...
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Buy Silver Bullion in Singapore

Buy Silver Bullion in Singapore

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Singapore offers a number of benefits when buying and storing silver. In Singapore, the majority of silver bullion bars and silver bullion coins from the world’s major mints and refineries are exempt from Goods and Services Tax (GST). There are also no taxes or duties on the import or export of silver. Singapore is also … Continue Reading arrow

Store Gold in Minced Meat? 26 Ways to Store Gold
28 Reasons to Buy Physical Gold

28 Reasons to Buy Physical Gold

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There are many compelling reasons to own physical gold in the form of investment grade gold bars and gold coins. Among them are gold’s ability to retain its purchasing power over time, and it’s safe haven status in times of financial turmoil and uncertainty.

Gold has been known throughout history as the pre-eminent form of money and its track record as a stable money is...
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Degussa Singapore Closing its BullionStore

Degussa Singapore Closing its BullionStore

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Exactly 2 years after opening a retail bullion shop in Singapore and expanding outside Europe, Degussa GoldHandel has announced that it is closing its Singapore shop on 31 October. Of possible relevance to the decision, the Degussa Singapore operation has been loss making since inception, with full year results to 31 December 2016 showing a new loss of SGD 2.8 million.

Although...
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BullionStar Rebuilds Community Center in Fire-Ravaged Slum in Batam, Indonesia
The Chinese Gold Market Essentials

The Chinese Gold Market Essentials

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A series of 8 articles about the Chinese Gold Market have now been added to Gold University section of BullionStar’s website. These articles are collected titled “Chinese Gold Market Essentials”. The articles are mostly structured around the supply – demand equation of the Chinese gold market which has the Shanghai Gold Exchange at its core, as the market’s allocation... Continue Reading arrow

Gold Price: USD 65,000/oz in 5 years? Speech by Torgny Persson
2 Winners of the Silver Britannia Competition by BullionStar and The Royal Mint
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