Are Gold And Silver Wise Investments For 2012

Are Gold And Silver Wise Investments For 2012

Investing in gold and silver;

If you’re considering buying gold and silver for the first time you may be wondering about the best ways to invest and whether or not now is the right time to buy.

Whilst many investors are proclaiming that gold is in a bubble, (after all, it has been rising steadily over the past decade, surely it must be due to pop) others claim that investing a minimum of 10% of your portfolio into precious metals is a sensible safety precaution to take in the current economic climate of endless money printing.

What are the common thoughts that most precious metals investors share;

The fact that rising prices due to inflation will erode the value of their hard-earned savings.

That gold and silver is real money unlike its fiat (paper) counterpart.

That gold is a store of wealth; its price has risen steadily at the same pace as inflation.

That the current financial system based around debt and money printing may be close to breaking point, and should it collapse will result in eventual devaluation of paper currencies and a severe reduction in consumer purchasing power.

That if precious metals look expensive now, they will almost certainly become out of reach to the average investor should there be a financial collapse and large funds looking for a safe haven move their assets into gold and silver causing a huge price spike.

If you are considering moving some of your assets into precious metals or simply want to start saving in gold and silver, two popular options include:

Buying gold and silver coins or bullion bars for home storage;

Physical gold and silver bullion either in the form of widely recognized gold and silver coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle or Austrian Philharmonic, or recognized bullion bars such as Johnson Matthey or Credit Suisse are popular choices. Read more

Introduction To Trading Silver Online

Trading silver futures is one of the commodity trading instruments available with most online forex brokers. Trading in silver is quite similar to currency trading and those who are familiar with trading forex can easily venture into trading spot silver or silver futures online. It falls under the ‘Commodities’ or ‘Precious Metals’ sector and is traded in an exchange such as the COMEX in New York.

The only difference comes from the fact that trading silver futures requires a different approach and in most costs, the price of silver is usually inversely proportional to the US dollar. Read more

7 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Gold And Silver

7 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Gold And Silver

If youre new to the subject, want to buy gold and silver but aren’t sure of the best way to invest, your task can be made a lot easier if you arm yourself with a few basic facts and ask yourself the right key questions.

1 What are my reasons for investing

Your answer to this key question will determine how much and the way you chose to invest. Read more

In Gold We Trust

Twenty or so years from now, we may all look back and call these times ‘The Gold Rush of the 21st Century’.

There has never been a time in our short country’s history (as compared to the history of Gold) that the greatest amount of transfer of wealth from the US Dollar (or any currency for that matter) to the ‘Almighty King of Gold’.

Over the past ten years smart money investors have been quietly buying and holding as much Gold as they financially can afford. Read more