Guide to gold

Gold Dealers

1oz American Eagle Gold Coin

Which gold dealers can I trust?

"Study the market carefully to avoid falling victim to high-pressure sales tactics," warns Greg Abbott, the Texas State Attorney, in his 2007 report into gold dealers.

Abbott's investigation of gold dealers' sharp practices found that US consumers - "particularly senior citizens" - had been tricked into buying gold coins for up to three times their fair market value. Gold dealers would simply used the word 'rare' to bump up the sale price.

'Rare' (numismatic) coins - are probably best left to knowledgeable collectors. Gold bullion is the way to buy gold for its intrinsic metallic value - and it's dead easy to follow the true value of it, which means you won't get cheated by the gold dealers.

But even most bullion can suffer from mark-ups of a pricey 8%. Nowadays most well informed buyers choose gold dealers which let them avoid even the 8% mark-up associated with small bars, and coins, and get down to professional market mark-ups of as little as 1% - here's how.

Avoid High-Pressure Gold Dealers with

BullionVault (contact us) is a company that aims to get you gold for a mark-up of less than 1%. We do absolutely no high-pressure selling. In fact we don't even employ a single salesperson. Instead we try to provide you with a lot of well-balanced, on-line information - completely free, for you to read at your leisure.

When you're well informed then you will be able to choose the best gold dealers based on safety, accessibility and value. You'll be pleased to know that your safest option will also turn out to your cheapest option.

We'd like you to assess the choice of gold dealers for yourself, so we've put some important links for you at the bottom of this page. As a starting point this link will explain BullionVault to you, and introduce you fairly to your other alternative gold dealers.

This link will let you see what other BullionVault users have said when comparing BullionVault to other gold dealers.

And you can also go straight to our getting started guide. You'll see from this guide that we give 4 free grams of silver to everyone who registers on the BullionVault site. Can you find other gold dealers with the confidence to do that?

Gold coins for delivery

As explained above, owning wholesale bullion in a market-accredited vault is the safer, cheaper and easier way to own gold, silver, platinum and palladium. That said, we recognize that some people also like to keep a little bullion at home, and so we now enable UK users to buy gold coins.

Relevant Market Analysis

  1. BullionVault's own current analysis is an up to date index of gold stories published by BullionVault's own research staff.
  2. BullionVault's analyst forum is an up to date and selected collection of work by of the best brains in the gold sector.

If you're really looking for gold dealers to deal with today then even if you've a good reason ultimately not to choose BullionVault we're convinced you won't regret reading this explanation of how the bullion markets work.

Please Note: This analysis is published to inform your thinking, not lead it. Previous price trends are no guarantee of future performance. Before investing in any asset, you should seek financial advice if unsure about its suitability to your personal circumstances.

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