History of gold
The price of gold is set by the markets; however, since 1919, the London Stock Exchange sets a reference price twice a day (the so-called gold fixing). Historically, gold has been employed to support currencies in an economic system based on the gold standard, in which the value of each currency is established as equivalent to a certain amount of gold. As part of this system, governments and central banks attempted to control the price of gold by setting its parities with currencies. For a long period (from 1789 to 1933) the United States fixed the price of gold at 20.67 dollars / ounce (equal to 0.66456 $ / g) which then raised to 35 dollars / ounce (equal to 1.12527 $ / g) in 1934. By 1961, maintaining this price had become a difficult task; the central banks of the United States of America and Europe began coordinating their actions to keep the price stable against market forces. In 1971, the price of gold was left free to vary according to the laws of the market. Central banks still have gold reserves to guarantee the value of their currencies, even if the global volume of these reserves has been gradually decreasing (due to the progressive minting of money in the absence of gold or any other metal value. The price is rose to $ 420 / ounce ($ 13,503 / g) in 2004 due to the devaluation of the US dollar; the price of gold in other currencies (such as the euro) underwent a lower, however substantial, increase in the same period. 10% from the share of 330 euros / ounce (10.6 € / day).
Refining process
It is the moment in which in the purity of the umpteenth casting hides the result of the entire working process which, from the incandescent crucible to the pure gold casting that fills the ingot-shaped molds, combines experience, technology and great professionalism. In order to recover the pure gold contained in the used jewels, they must be brought from their solid to liquid condition, through their melting. This, thanks to the expertise of highly specialized and proven seriousness staff. The refining operation can be performed in different ways depending on the gold title of the alloy: A first way is by etching with aqua regia. The rods to be refined are initially subjected to melting in a crucible, then the molten metal is poured into a tank of water where it solidifies in the form of flakes. These are placed in a tank and dissolved with aqua regia, at first cold and then by heating, this operation takes about three hours. Once the reaction is complete, everything is left to cool, then the liquid is filtered under vacuum and poured into a tank where, under the hood, the gold is precipitated by adding bisulfite. Forced suction under the hood is essential for the evacuation of the sulfur dioxide that develops during the gold chloride reduction operation, obviously these operations will always be performed according to the criteria necessary for anti-pollution procedures. The part of liquid that remains at the bottom of the container with the precipitated gold is filtered under vacuum.
Refining process, second method
For the second method, the material to be melted is placed inside the crucible with the addition of borax which serves to facilitate the dissolution of pure metals and also creates a film that forms a protection for the molten metal from oxidation; saltpetre is added lastly to make the melt more liquid. Once the melting point is reached, for gold it is 1064 ° C, the crucible is extracted from the furnace to be able to pour the liquid contained inside special containers called brackets, generally made of cast iron or graphite. The bracket is heated to remove moisture and is lightly greased with linseed oil to make it easier for the metal to detach from the container. In the casting operation, particular attention must be paid to the speed with which the liquid is poured to avoid solidification in layers that would not make the rod thus obtained homogeneous and would therefore distort the results of the analysis to be followed. At the end of the casting operation, the rod is analyzed to know the quantity of the precious material contained.
Why precious metals and why invest in gold
Unlike pure financial investments, the purchase of gold is safer because the value of the precious as explained in the "history of gold" does not present moments of stalemate, and at any moment buyers can be found ready to buy back the capital in gold and investment coins. The sales activity is guaranteed by the professionalism and collaboration with professionals in the field of precious metals and numismatics, all transactions are guaranteed and carried out in compliance with international and privacy laws. No other investment maintains its value over time as gold does! Investing in Gold does not in any case affect the availability of cash as it is simple and immediate to transform it into cash with respect to any share, bond or currency therefore "physical" Gold, bars and coins, are the safest way to invest their savings. Since ancient times, gold has been the only international asset considered by anyone to be equivalent to money. In moments of uncertainty in the international financial markets due to social tensions, economic crises, international wars or natural disasters, only Gold maintains or increases its value. Unlike investments in currencies, securities or bonds, with Gold there are no commissions to be paid for bank deposits or for individual buying / selling operations. To invest in Gold it is not necessary to choose the right time because over time the value of this asset always grows.
Pure gold is the only tax-free investment
Some of the major economists, moreover, agree that Gold is reasonably the only investment that can maintain and increase its value in the near future. Gold has been the currency, the currency, of global trade for thousands of years. And still today it is the good that national credit institutions buy to guarantee their debts at an international level. Gold is always in demand and the fact that it is in such demand often creates a deficit in the sales / purchases balance (there is less gold on the market than buyers require). And it is this deficit that leads to a constant increase in the price.
Refining process
IFF gives you the opportunity to invest in Gold , just choose from the list of our products. There are bars of every cut or weight, and this allows anyone to be able to invest in the most precious asset and according to their possibilities or according to their investment diversification strategy. You can sell and monetize your Gold at any time and get cash in exchange. To do this, always contact IFF ltd, an operator specialized in the precious metals sector and certified by internationally recognized control bodies. IFF ltd offers a unique service in Italy, guaranteeing the customer ease of purchase and without any kind of risk: • 999.9 / 1000 Gold Bars, the triple A of Gold, from 2 grams up to 100 grams • Ingots certified by the main European foundries • Confidentiality and security of the entire operational flow • Continuous repurchase under certain conditions
Our business
The activity carried out by the metal counter consists in the sale and purchase of pure gold, silver, platinum and palladium according to real-time quotations received via satellite, as well as in the processing through melting of alloys, objects, scraps and processing cuttings, scraps, scrap and dust, residues in order to obtain ingots (rods) which will be subsequently analyzed and refined to obtain the pure metals contained therein. IFF , also offers the possibility for institutional and private investors to invest in gold to protect their savings from inflation, choosing physical gold in the form of bars. Gold bars can be of different sizes and weights; the relatively high-priced ones are one-gram bars, which can cost double the actual gold value and are therefore not an effective means of investment. The relatively cheapest bars are bars that meet the Good Delivery standard: they are the investment bars par excellence, and are those traded in the professional gold market in London. The best quality gold (in 99.5% pure bars or more, and of which only the net weight is bought and sold in gold) has a solid and perpetual guarantee inherent in the status of Good Delivery gold, and is also the least expensive . Good Delivery gold is also the one that can be resold more easily, and at the highest price. This is because Good Delivery gold is the standard of the spot market, and that market has much higher liquidity than the coin market. IFF offers a unique service, guaranteeing the customer ease of purchase and without any kind of risk.

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