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    Pricing and Payments Articles

    How Gold’s Price Varies with the US Money Supply

    One of the most attractive parts of owning gold is the fact that it stores value. The metal has acted as a tangible representation of wealth for thousands of years, and there’s no reason to think it will ever stop being a valued and precious commodity. However, its price in terms of national currencies fluctuates…

    US House to Silver Ratio & US Home to Gold Ratio

    The following article and data charts will give you more than 50 years of data on either the average or median priced home in the United States versus silver and gold bullion values. We begin with four regional median sales price charts from the Federal Reserve’s website (FRED Economic Data). The median house price is…

    History and Future of Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium Price Spikes

    Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have each exhibited massive fluctuations in price over the past five decades. However, the savvy precious metals investor may wonder if the price spikes and declines of these four precious metals tell a story. If you fall into that category, you’ve come to the right place. This blog is a…

    Why are Silver Coins Different Prices?

    When you look at an online bullion website like JMBullion you will typically find various government minted and guaranteed silver coins available for purchase. Silver coin prices vary widely. In fact silver coin prices are different due to a number of factors including the: Differing silver coin sizes Amount of you are buying Payment method…

    How is the Platinum Spot Price Set?

    Platinum Spot Price – (n) the theoretical price of 1 troy ounce of platinum available for immediate delivery before being minted into a bullion bar, round, or coin. When you visit an online platinum bullion dealer website like JMBullion, chances are you will see the live platinum spot price quoted somewhere on the website. You…

    How is the Silver Spot Price Set?

    Silver Spot Price – (n) the theoretical price of 1 troy ounce of silver available for immediate delivery before being minted into a bullion bar, round, or coin. When you visit an online silver bullion dealer website like JMBullion, chances are you will see the live silver spot price quoted somewhere on the website. You…

    How is the Gold Spot Price Set?

    Gold Spot Price – (n) the theoretical price of 1 troy ounce of gold available for immediate delivery before being minted into a bullion bar, round, or coin. When you visit an online gold bullion dealer website like JMBullion, chances are you will see the live gold spot price quoted all over the website. You…

    Who Owns the Most Silver Bullion Today?

    This is the second part of a 2 part series examining some of the biggest silver stackers of all time. In part 1 we reviewed three past silver bullion buyers who at various times acquired the most silver bullion in the world. In this part 2, we examine today’s documented silver holdings and sales records…

    Who Owned the Most Silver Bullion?

    This is part 1 of a 2 part series examining some of the biggest silver stackers of all time. We will begin by reviewing three past silver bullion owners and buyers who at various times acquired and controlled at the time, the most silver bullion in the world. #3) Hunt Brothers In the last major…

    How Do You Send A Bank Wire Transfer?

    Bank wire transfers offer customers one of the most convenient and affordable methods of payment when purchasing gold and silver bullion. They qualify customers for a 4% discount on the credit card price and enable customers to pay for their larger purchases in full without having to concern themselves over any potential interest rates or…

    Why Is There A Delay On Check Payments?

    Customers will typically encounter a delay on their check payments during the check clearance period. Upon receipt of your check, we require a mandatory 3-5 day processing period to determine whether a check bounces or not. Regrettably, we do receive counterfeit cashier’s checks and money orders and we require this time frame to screen out…

    Why Is It More Expensive To Pay With Credit/Debit Cards & PayPal?

    Customers must pay higher prices for purchases made with Credit/Debit cards and PayPal due to the associated fees incurred by these methods of payments, particularly merchant fees. In order for an online dealer to accept certain forms of payment, they are required to pay the credit card companies or e-commerce businesses for the actual processing…

    How To Buy Gold & Silver at Spot Price?

    Prospective gold and silver buyers often ask themselves, how can I buy gold or silver at the spot price? The reality is that under normal circumstances gold and silver cannot be bought at the spot price. The reason for this is the fact that dealers charge markups and the dealer also has a buy price…

    Why Are Silver Eagles So Expensive?

    The American Silver Eagle coin is one of the most well-recognized and admired silver coins in the world. Silver Eagles represent the quality and craftsmanship that is typical of the U.S. Mint. Many people often wonder why these coins carry the premiums that they do. Here we will break down why Silver Eagles are typically…

    Why Is The Bullion Price Higher Than The Spot Price?

    When it comes to how gold and silver bullion products are priced, there seems to be a lot of confusion out there. Potential buyers often ask, why can’t I buy gold or silver at the spot price? To address this question, let’s first review what exactly the spot price is. Spot gold and spot silver…

    How Much Is Gold & Silver Worth?

    When determining the value of your gold or silver bullion or coins, there are two components that can contribute to the overall value of your precious metal pieces: the “spot price” and the collector premium. The spot price of a coin or bullion piece is determined by its market value at that particular moment. In…

    What Is Backwardation and Contango?

    Contango and backwardation are terms often used within commodity circles. These terms refer to the shape of the futures curve of a commodity such as gold, silver, wheat or crude oil. A futures curve can be plotted on a chart of a particular contract by using an X and Y axis. The X axis contains…

    How Spot Price Is Set

    Some of the first things you see when you visit the JM Bullion site are the spot prices for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. That seems simple enough – the spot price is merely the price of these metals. That’s not quite correct. It turns out that the spot price has more flavors and complexity…