Precious Metals | Scottsdale Gold & Silver

How to Sell Your Gold Properly

How to Beat the Cash for Gold Dealers In the last 8 years, “We Buy Gold” shops have popped up everywhere. Gold has made some steady increases over the last decade and many businesses have been taking advantage of the increase demand. It’s sad that businesses that are not a part of the gold industry [...]

The Silver Market’s Supply and Demand is Fundamentally Flawed

No one is surprised anymore when they hear that another big bank has been manipulating markets. It feels like every other week there is a $100 million settlement with the Forex market. The precious metals markets are no different.  Recently, an ex-UBS employee was arrested for spoofing the gold markets. UBS was of course immune [...]

Fort Knox – Do They Really Have the Gold They Claim?

Is It All a Conspiracy Theory? Fort Knox, in Kentucky, is one of the most secure places on earth. This 109,000-acre United States Army fort is made up of 16,000 cubic feet of granite and 750 tons of reinforced steel. It is housed some of the most valuable documents in human history including The Magna [...]

Interesting and Uncommon Uses for Silver

Most people associate silver with jewelry or coins. This doesn’t do the shiny metal justice. Silver is one of the most useful metals known to man. It is the finest known heat conductor as well as an excellent conductor of electricity. Humans have been using silver for industrial purposes for hundreds of years, but silver [...]

How is Gold Formed and How Did It Get Here?

It may surprise you to know that gold was never formed on earth. Almost all the gold that we are wearing on our person or storing in our safe at home – came from asteroids.  There is far more gold sitting in the core of the earth than has ever been on the surface. That [...]

5 Uncommon and Interesting Ways Gold is Used

Most people have some idea that gold is used in electronics, jewelry and dentistry. I didn’t want to cover the common uses that everyone else knows about. Gold has so many interesting uses that don’t get talked about often so let’s talk about the lesser known and extremely interesting ways that gold is used in [...]

How to Tell if Your Gold and Silver is Real Home Tests – Videos Walkthroughs

Precious metal investors and jewelry purchasers are always concerned just how real the gold they are buying is and with good reason. The Chinese have become masters of faking gold bars and jewelry. A simple google search on “buy fake gold bars” will show you just how easy it can be and how real they [...]

Bank Gold Trader Charged for Gold Manipulation

Flotron works in Connecticut for the UBS Group but was taken into custody when visiting his girlfriend and his dentist in New Jersey. The charges consist of spoofing, commodities fraud, wire fraud and finally conspiracy. Flotron’s fraud has triggered the Justice Department’s interest in examining whether day traders are using unfavorable tactics to push metals [...]

5 Interesting Facts about Gold

5 Interesting Facts about Gold Almost all gold came from Meteorites Most of the worlds gold is at the center of the earth. There is enough gold to coat the entire surface of the earth with about 18 inches of the stuff. When the earth formed – it was a giant ball of molten rock [...]

Casino America Part III: Lucky Number 7?

By: Aaron Lavinthal – 07/25/17 Casino America Part III: Lucky Number 7? Time to celebrate!  The U.S. economy has been in recovery from the trough of the Great Recession now for over 7 years!  Since that timeframe, the markets have soared to all-time highs and investors are rejoicing in jubilant fashion!  The Dow has gone [...]