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Independent Precious Metals Audit As we approach our three-year anniversary, we just finalised our annual independent precious 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...

How did precious metals perform in 2018? 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...

Cryptocurrencies the new gold bullion? 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 but...

Has the gold market been modernised and should they look to buy gold? When analysing the gold market in the Philippines, two concerns come to mind – is the country and its investors well protected against the financial crisis? Should they buy gold in greater quantities?...

As the Turkish Lira drops by 45%, is gold bullion the answer? The crisis unfolding in Turkey provides an excellent case study for gold bullion. As news from Turkey has gone from bad to worse the Turkish Lira has plunged by an eye-dropping 30% over the...

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