Where to Buy Gold Locally
Online vs. Local Gold Buying
When shopping for physical gold bullion, you have two primary outlets: online gold dealers, and local gold dealers. Each offer their own respective advantages and disadvantages, which are covered extensively on our website. The main advantages of buying online is that you typically avoid sales tax, find the best pricing and selection, and can order from the comfort of your home. Local buying allows you to see products before purchasing, but you will typically pay much higher prices.
Types of Physical Gold
After deciding where you will buy your gold, your next decision is to determine which type of physical gold you will buy. The three main types of physical gold include gold bars, gold coins, and gold rounds. Investors can also purchase "paper gold", which refers to any investment into gold that doesn't result in you holding physical, i.e. futures contracts, ETFs, etc. The links below will lead to full pages explaining each type of gold, what sizes and brands of that type of gold you can buy, and the relative merits of each form. The summarized version is that gold bars and rounds are the cheapest forms of physical, gold coins trade at a premium due to their collectibility, while paper gold typically has the lowest transactional costs overall.
How to Buy Gold
As alluded to above, there are numerous ways to gain exposure to the price of gold. Be it through paper gold investments or purchasing and holding actual physical bullion, investors have a vast selection of options, and it can be quite confusing figuring out which method of gold investing is best. That is why our website is here - to educate gold investors on the available options, as well as make recommendations on what gold to buy based on your investment preferences, goals, and available capital. Please browse through our website to start learning, or read our latest gold market updates below. Alternatively, if you are looking for gold prices, you can visit goldprice.org, the number one site for gold price charts in every national currency in the world.