The Betts name has been inextricably linked with precious metals for over a quarter of a millennium and the family business is the oldest surviving precious metal refining and dealing business in the UK. 1760 saw the dawn of the industrial revolution in England and the ascension of King George III to the throne. Alexander Betts came from Battle in Sussex to the village of Birmingham...
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Gold Seeker Weekly Wrap-Up: Gold and Silver Gain About 1% on the Week
Gold fell $4.90 to $1261.20 in Asia before it bounced back to $1267.91 in early New York trade and then drifted back lower into midday, but it then edged back higher into the close and ended with a gain of 0.09%. Silver rose to as high as $17.55 and ended with a gain of 0.06%.
Going for gold – but is it a good investment?
Is gold an investment? Last week I would have been very tempted to answer “who cares?” as I fondled a kilogram bar a little smaller than an iPhone. The colour, smoothness and sheer weight of such a small object was totally seductive.