By MICHAEL BROWNSTEINAssociated PressThe price of a piece of gold may be rising faster than the price of electricity, but there’s another reason for that: the demand for precious metals.

As demand for metals rises, so too does the demand of bullion coins.

Gold bullion is the gold-backed currency that has become a staple of the global economy, particularly in emerging markets where many people do not have access to credit.

Its value has also been on the rise for decades, with bullion bullion being widely accepted by banks.

But as the world has become more industrialized, and as more people move away from traditional means of payment, the demand has fallen.

That trend has continued this year, with the gold market falling below $1,300 an ounce.

“People are still buying bullion because it’s a safe store of value, but if the price is $1.00 an ounce and you’re sitting in a hotel, it’s just not worth it anymore,” said Scott Mollison, president of Mollisons Bullion Corp., a Dallas-based bullion dealer.

Bullion is also one of the few financial instruments that can be used as an asset to hedge a market downturn.

It’s used as a hedge against inflation, to hedge against a downturn in global commodity prices, to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack or to hedge the effect of a financial crisis, according to the Federal Reserve.

“Bullion has some value in the event of a currency crisis, but the value of a bullion coin is not the same,” said Andrew Krieg, chief economist at Mollisions Bullion.

“A currency crisis doesn’t have to be as bad as a global recession.

If you have a global currency crisis you could just buy a bunch of bullions to buy up your gold and silver.”

Inflation is a key concern for investors, especially because of the possibility of higher inflation as central banks push up the value and demand for their currencies.

And investors want to keep their money safe.

So they are willing to accept lower prices for precious metal bullion, and it’s not hard to find a buyer.

“The price is just so low right now because of all the demand that’s out there,” said Mark Weitzman, founder of CoinShares, a Dallas bullion broker.

“The demand is so low that people are going to buy at that price.”

Bullion bullions are produced in a process that involves mining gold, refining it into other metals and then melting it down.

But the price for the metal can be volatile, depending on the purity of the metal, the size of the deposit and the demand.

In the past year, prices have fallen in a variety of metals.

Gold is currently trading at $1-2 an ounce, down about 40% from its peak price in late 2009.

Gold futures are trading at about $1 per ounce.

Silver is also gaining traction as an investment.

The price has been rising since 2010, rising as much as 30% from 2008 to mid-2014, according a report by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

In 2017, silver prices surpassed the $1 an ounce mark.

The price for gold bullion has been relatively flat, but that could change in the coming months.

Silver prices are up almost 10% from the start of the year, but prices are expected to increase about 15% in 2018 and 2020, according the Commish, which tracks commodity prices.

That’s why the price could drop significantly, and possibly drop below $5 an ounce in the short term.

In a market that is dominated by gold, it could also be difficult for bullion prices to break even, which is what investors want.

“I think the bullion market will see a big fall in price, but it will be in a way that will help to stabilize the price and give us more stability,” said Robert Moseley, a bullions dealer from Austin, Texas.