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Gold is one of the best performing assets in the world this year, and gold’s lustre now appears to be appealing to a wider range of investors wanting a safe haven in which to protect their wealth. As prices continue their wild ride, reaching heights never seen before, we ask: why is everyone buying gold?

As the price has surged dramatically, we have focused a lot on gold over the last few months – however, we haven’t forgotten about our other old friend: silver. The precious metal has also had an eventful year so far, and has also been heavily traded during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what’s to come for silver in the near future?

Firstly, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We are grateful for those of you who have placed bullion orders with us here at Atkinsons and are very appreciative of the many kind Trustpilot reviews we have received from happy customers who have received their gold and silver.

Gold made massive gains last week, and currently shows no signs of slowing down – hitting all-time highs of over £1,500 early this morning. Global uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term effects, as well as US/China relations and the UK/EU Brexit situation have caused the prices of precious metals to surge.

"We have gold because we cannot trust governments," President Hoover famously said in his statement to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. President Trump has made numerous statements in the past about reverting to the ‘Gold Standard’. But what exactly is the gold standard? And would it really be practical to rebuild an international gold standard?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause chaos to economies across the world - fuelled by recession fears and low interest rates, investors have turned to safe haven assets such as gold to protect their wealth. As a result, gold prices have hit record highs and many analysts are betting on gold possibly gaining even more momentum. Here we look at three reasons why gold prices could continue to rise.

Newcomers to investing and collecting precious metals may be surprised to find that a different unit of measurement is used for gold and silver. The troy ounce is different to the regular ounce used to measure most goods, including food. In this blog, you will find out more about the troy ounce, the standardised measurement around the world for gold and silver.

Gold coins minted in the UK have long proved a popular choice, appealing to both bullion investors as well as collectors. British gold coins such as the Royal Mint’s flagship coin, the Sovereign, as well as the UK Britannia, remain some of the most widely traded gold bullion coins. But what makes them so appealing?

As Covid-19 continues to affect every aspect of the global economy, fears of recession have resulted in cautious investment decisions. In a bid to avoid becoming victims of the current market volatility, investors have now turned to safe-haven assets to relieve the pressure and contain risk. With many industries taking massive hits, one sector is thriving amid the crisis: gold trading.