Author: Joshua Rotbart

As we approach our three-year anniversary, we just finalised our annual independent metals audit. As in previous years, J. Rotbart & Co. hired Alex Stewart International (ASI), an independent third-party precious metals auditor certified by the London Bullion Market Association, to audit our clients’ gold,...

Did precious metals perform well in 2018? As everything in life, it depends on perspective. 2018 was a mixed year for precious metals. While the price of gold held steady, down just 1.6% to $1,282 per ounce versus $1,303 at the beginning of the year, silver fell...

As the demand for safe and secure storage locations gets greater, we at J. Rotbart & Co. are attentive to our clients’ needs and are delighted to announce our new vaulting and precious metals storing service in Wellington, New Zealand. We believe that the ever-growing...

Cryptocurrencies have become worldwide phenomena and Bitcoin became a household word in the years 2017-8. Although the cryptocurrencies market has suffered a huge decline in value, many people still look at Bitcoin as a future currency and store of value. Bitcoin is referred to by many...

When analysing the gold market in the Philippines, two concerns come to mind – are the country and its investors well protected against financial crisis? Do we believe that the government could take specific steps to modernise the gold market in order to better protect...

The crisis unfolding in Turkey provides an excellent case study for gold. As news from Turkey has gone from bad to worse the Turkish Lira has plunged by an eye-dropping 30% over the last month alone at the time of this report. Year to date,...

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