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Investor: 10 Things You Need To Know For Investing In Gold For The First Time

Gold Investments

Investor: The Chancellor’s announcement of higher stamp duty for second-home owners – together with turbulent world events – may have made you start thinking of investing in gold for the first time.

If you’re not quite sure about the precious metal, we hope these top ’10 things’ will help you make a more informed decision.



1 Gold should probably be no more than 10 to 15% of your investment portfolio.
2 Gold bullion is VAT exempt.


Gold should be considered as more of a medium to long-term investment. If you’re thinking of investing in the precious metal just for the short-term, it may not be right for you.

4 Gold can be used as part of your Self Invested Personal Pension – see our recent article on John’s ticking pension time bomb
5 Physical gold is a universal finite currency and is held by most central banks. Russian banks have recently been buying more gold.
6 The prices of bullion coins and bars are determined almost solely by the precious metal.
7 You can store gold securely – you don’t have to keep it physically. Gold Investments can store gold, for instance, securel. Find out more here
8 Purchasing gold means that you can protect your portfolio against the devaluations of currencies and economic uncertainty.
9 To begin with you might want to consider purchasing gold coins – Sovereign, Krugerrand and Australian Gold Nugget coins are some of the most popular.
10 Not all bullion dealers are the same. We share our tips on choosing the right one for you here.

If you are interested in talking more about gold options generally, why not pop in for a chat and a coffee at our City offices or call: 

0207 283 7752

You can easily buy gold online here now.











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