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 End Slightly Higher on the Week
Gold edged down to $1236.60 in Asia before it bounced back to $1243.70 in London, but it then drifted back lower in New York and ended with a loss of 0.3%. Silver slipped to as low as $17.977 and ended with a loss of 0.44%.
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.