Posts On Silver

What Is Bullion?

Is it the big geometric shaped gold bars we’ve seen stacked in a James Bond movie? Is it pirate ship gold fished from a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean? Gold bullion is physical gold—typically bars and coins—with a minimum purity of 99.5% for gold bars and typically no less than 90% purity for gold coins. Investors normally seek gold bullion because of its ability to:  Store value Diversify a portfolio Serve as an inflation hedge Provide a safety net as a safe haven... Continue Reading

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Silver vs. Platinum: Which Is the Better Investment?

Silver and platinum are alike in many ways.  Similar in appearance, both metals have weaved their way into our everyday lives. You may not realize it, but the properties of silver and platinum make something you use today.  But investing isn’t a popularity contest. You must know the ins, outs, and arounds of silver and platinum to choose the best investment for you. We will look at both metals, what they offer, and their drawbacks.     What Is Silver?  Silver is a shiny, gray-white precious... Continue Reading

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Silver Bars vs. Silver Coins

It’s always good to have options.  When it comes to investment-grade silver, you have two great options to compare: silver bars vs. coins. Each has advantages. Each has drawbacks. Each has unique qualities. We will walk you through those details and help you decide which is right for you. In the end, the decision to own silver is easy. Deciding what silver you want to own may be a little harder.  The Importance of Investing in Precious Metals  Investors turn to precious metals to anchor... Continue Reading

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Gold IRAs vs. Physical Gold: Which Should You Choose?

OK, you’ve decided that you need to secure your portfolio with gold.  The next step is to compare a Gold IRA vs. physical gold. Which is better? Which suits your needs?  We will dive into the methodology of each and educate you on the pros and cons of owning physical gold vs. establishing a Gold IRA.  Gold IRA vs. Physical Gold  Sometimes, it’s difficult to choose between two great options.  Investing in a Gold IRA and investing in physical gold will ultimately yield the same... Continue Reading

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Rules for Silver IRA investing

A Silver IRA allows you to invest in physical silver—bars and coins—inside of your individual retirement account.  First established in 1997, the Silver IRA has become the go-to for those looking to invest in silver with the funds they already have in their traditional, Roth, or SEP IRA. If you’re interested in opening a Silver IRA, you’ll work with a highly trained account executive. This individual will walk you through the simple application process, educate you on what silver is eligible, and ensure that all... Continue Reading

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What Is Junk Silver?

Junk silver coins are circulated U.S. coins, typically minted before 1965, that contain 90% silver. Contrary to its name, junk silver is not junk at all. Instead, they’re coins with no numismatic—a fancy word for collectible—value and derive their worth exclusively from their content of silver.   Confused? Well, think about it this way.   We’ve all come home from work, emptied our pockets of change, and tossed it atop a dresser or into a change jar.   That overflowing jug of old shiny pieces of money is... Continue Reading

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What Is IRA-Approved Silver?

IRA-approved silver is investment-grade physical silver that’s approved by the IRS to be used in an individual retirement account (IRA). For those wondering, “What is IRA-eligible silver?”, this article should answer your question. For your safety and security, the IRS has strict guidelines on what types of metals can be held in an IRA. To be considered eligible as IRA-approved silver, the silver must meet exacting standards for quality, purity, and condition. Not all silver is created equal, but you can rest assured that your... Continue Reading

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What Is A Silver IRA?

A Silver IRA is just like the individual retirement account that you may already have, except that it is self-directed. This allows you to own physical silver bars and coins—as well as paper investments—inside of your IRA. Investors just like you create and own a portfolio of physical silver safely, securely, and hassle free inside of their Silver IRA. A trained professional will walk you through a simple application process, do all of the heavy lifting for you, and keep you informed throughout every step.... Continue Reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Silver

We live in uncertain times. Information is available in amounts unseen in history. One source might say go, while another says stop.  Whom do you believe? What can you trust? Making that determination seems tougher than ever.  As a result, many suffer from paralysis by analysis—what some refer to as thinking too much. Getting stuck in the maze and not knowing which way to turn typically leads to turning in circles and going nowhere at all. You need clear facts to make clear decisions. Thriving... Continue Reading

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