A few dealers that have an established reputation are:
•Kitco.com: Premiums are fair and the selection is usually quite good. They have offices in both New York and Montreal.
•Asset Strategies International Inc. (assetstrategies.com): This dealer is located in Rockville, MD. Asset Strategies also offers gold storage options outside U.S. borders.
Another option to acquire paper gold is through Perth Mint Certificates (PMC). Locked away in a vault and insured, this is the only bullion-storage program that is government-backed, with the state of Western Australia standing firmly behind it.
You’ll need to commit at least $10,000 to get started in PMCs. There are also small-but-reasonable fees to obtain your certificate and trade your holdings. It’s also a great way to gain some international diversification for your gold holdings, by owning it outside of your home country. For more info go to Perthmint.com (note that Kitco and Asset Strategies also offer the PMCs).
Doing Perth on two wheels – Winnipeg Free Press
I pinch myself, hardly believing my luck. This is my first day in Perth. Having joined my husband, who is working in Western Australia, I now have two months with little to do but explore this fabulous city.
The Swan River winds its way through Perth’s urban centre, surrounded by endless parks, and the suburbs extend out south and north along several kilometres of white-sand beaches. It is a livable city, with subway trains reaching to the outer communities and free buses moving people within the congested centre.