Posts On Silver

3 Easy Ways to Diversify a Precious Metals Portfolio

Diversification is an extremely important concept in modern investing. A portfolio that is well-diversified may potentially exhibit lower volatility while also potentially delivering higher returns. A diversified portfolio may make it easier to weather storms in financial markets and stay on track towards long-term investment goals. While we believe that gold, silver and other precious metals are an invaluable tool when  it comes to portfolio diversification, we believe that good diversification goes beyond simply including physical gold or silver in your holdings. In fact, we... Continue Reading

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Why You Should Consider Adding Silver Right Now

It’s no secret that silver saw a hard fall from the all-time-highs reached just a few years back. Silver fell from nearly $50 per ounce to less than $14 per ounce. Silver has been relatively range-bound for some time now but is currently showing signs of an upside breakout. Now…Right now could be an excellent time to add physical silver to your portfolio. Here are three simple reasons why: Prices appear to have bottomed: After declining 70 percent + from all-time-highs seen just a few... Continue Reading

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Should You Consider Adding Platinum to Your Portfolio?

Diversification is defined by Wikipedia as: “The process of allocating capital in a way that reduces the exposure to any one particular asset or risk. A common path towards diversification is to reduce risk or volatility by investing in a variety of assets.” While the definition elaborates further, we think you get the point… As big believers in the merits of diversification, we believe that gold and silver can potentially reduce overall portfolio volatility and should be included in any long-term investment plan. Just as... Continue Reading

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Why Add Palladium to your Portfolio?

When most people think of investing in precious metals, gold and silver are likely the first two metals-maybe the only metals-that come to mind. While gold and silver may make up the bulk of a precious metals portfolio, there are other metals that may be considered for inclusion in your holdings. Platinum and its cousin palladium may give your portfolio a degree of diversification and could potentially enhance overall returns. What exactly is Palladium? Palladium is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal that was discovered... Continue Reading

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Should I Buy Gold or Silver?

If you are looking to purchase physical precious metals, you have some choices to make. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium can all be a potentially useful addition to a portfolio. In addition to choosing what precious metals you want to buy, you will also need to decide what products may be best such as bars, coins or rounds. A common question among those new to precious metals investments is: “Should I look at gold or at silver?” We feel the answer is simple… You should... Continue Reading

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Gold Shows Strength as Rates Set to Rise

Friday morning saw the release of the highly anticipated non-farm payrolls data for July. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the country added 215,000 jobs while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. The data was in line with expectations, as consensus estimates were looking for a number of 212,000 jobs created. In addition, there were upward revisions to previous data that added another 14,000 jobs over the previous two months. While this may seem like good news for our economy, Wall Street... Continue Reading

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Why Silver Could Rally Over 25% Into Year’s End

While the recent decline in gold prices has been very well covered by seemingly every financial news media outlet in recent months, the decline seen in silver prices has garnered much less attention. Silver, like gold, has been on the defensive as the Federal Reserve prepares to hike interest rates for the first time in years and as stocks and the dollar march higher. Unlike gold, silver has many industrial uses-thousands of them-that put the white metal into a somewhat unique position. Silver has the potential... Continue Reading

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