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Infographic: COMEX Gold Futures Market

This COMEX Gold Futures Market infographic guides you through the largest gold futures market in the world, COMEX. Did you for example know that only 1 in 2500 contracts on COMEX goes to physical delivery whereas the other 2499 contracts are cash-settled? This corresponds to a delivery percentage of 0.04% of all gold contracts. The US government claims to hold a fair... Continue Reading

Infographic: London Gold Market

This London Gold Market infographic guides you through the secretive OTC wholesale gold market in London. The London Gold Market is the largest gold market in the world and the volumes traded are staggering. The London Market serves as a price discovery market for the worldwide gold spot price and is home to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). London is also a... Continue Reading

Gold Vault Profiles

Many topics in the world of gold are opaque and secretive, none more so than the famed gold vaults of the world’s major central banks and their bullion banking counterparts. BullionStar Gold University is now bringing transparency to this intriguing yet under-reported area by profiling the largest and most important of these gold vaults. According to the vault owners and... Continue Reading

Silver Bullion in Singapore

Singapore is one of the best jurisdictions in the world for buying silver bullion. Both silver coins and silver bars are exempted from GST in Singapore. For physical silver bars the criteria is that the silver bar has to be produced by an LBMA-approved refinery and be of a minimum purity of 99.9% silver. For silver coins, there’s a list of silver coins exempted from... Continue Reading

BullionStar’s visit to the World Money Fair in Berlin

In early February, I visited the World Money Fair in Berlin with a number of BullionStar executives, namely, Torgny Persson, CEO of BullionStar, Luke Chua, COO of BullionStar, and also Michael From, CEO of Liberty Silver in Sweden, a company founded by Mr Persson. The World Money Fair is the world’s leading numismatic and precious metals convention, and is now in its 45th... Continue Reading

Oil & US Dollar & Gold

In the midst of upwards trending oil prices a decade ago, a US senate committee recommended actions to curb the high oil price to mitigate the negative effect on growth. Ok, great, the oil price went from north of USD 140 in 2008 to around USD 30 now. But now, mainstream economists are disappointed that the sliding oil price hasn’t had much positive effect on growth... Continue Reading

Gold Trends 2016

Let’s look into the crystal ball to see what 2016 – The Year of the Monkey - has in store for us when it comes to the gold market. Gold Price What will the price of gold be at the end of 2016? Will it dip under USD 1,000/oz? To answer that question, we first have to analyse what causes the price of gold to move. Supply and demand of physical gold,... Continue Reading

BullionStar Financials 2015 – The Year in Review

2015 was a momentous year for BullionStar with sales revenues totaling SGD 89.6m*, a 69.1% increase from 2014.  2015 also marked the first full calendar year in operation for our unique bullion retail shop, showroom and built-in vault which was launched in July 2014. In 2015, we increased our product range to include over 370 different bullion and numismatics products... Continue Reading

Amazing Gold Videos

Uncertainty in the Chinese economy and sliding stock markets has dominated the financial news as of late. While the stock markets are sliding, gold and silver prices are up a few percent since the start of the year. So in the midst of all this, we thought it would good to remind ourselves of the primary reasons why we hold on to physical Gold and Silver. The following... Continue Reading

Chinese Gold and Silver Pandas 2016

The much awaited Chinese Gold and Silver Pandas for 2016 have now been released! Last year, the manufacturer, China Gold Corporation, surprised collectors with their decision to remove the weight and purity inscription on the reverse side of the coin. For this year's edition, China Gold Corporation once again surprised by revising the weight distribution of the coins.  The... Continue Reading

The Real Ponzi Scheme

BullionStar was founded on the belief that precious metals generally, and gold specifically, has a central role in the monetary sphere. Gold is rare, beautiful and has superior metallic characteristics to other metals. Furthermore, gold is durable, portable, divisible, fungible and possesses intrinsic value.  This has led to gold being used as money throughout most of... Continue Reading

Cashless society, negative interest rates and hyperinflation – part 1

If you’d suggested just a few years ago that we’d soon be living in a global economic landscape in which an increasing number of central banks would have their interest rates set to zero, or even negative, most people would have thought you where outright mad. What seemed crazy and absurd then is reality now in an increasing number of nations. Since Februari 2012,... Continue Reading

Back to Basics: ETF Gold 101

By Luke Chua, BullionStar     What are the key differences between buying ETF Gold and physical Gold?  A Gold Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) attempts to track and 'mirror' the price performance of gold bullion by holding gold bars or derivatives and issuing shares backed by their holdings of physical metal or derivatives.  A Gold ETF, like GLD,... Continue Reading
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