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Why You Should Include American Silver Eagles in Your Portfolio

If you are in the market for physical silver bullion, you have many choices to consider. Silver is very popular for good reason and is available in several forms including silver bars, coins, and rounds. If you have looked at silver, you have likely come across the iconic American silver eagle coin. The American silver eagle is the most popular silver coin in the world. A Brief History The American silver eagle bullion coin was first struck in November of 1986. The coin was authorized... Continue Reading

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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Precious Metals

Investing in physical precious metals can have many potential benefits. These possible benefits may include added portfolio diversification, acting as a hedge against inflation, protection of purchasing power and more. While we believe that investing in hard, physical assets such as gold and silver is one of the best investments you can make, there are a few key issues to keep in mind when building a significant holding of precious metals. Here we will outline three common mistakes made by those new to precious metals... Continue Reading

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A Potential “Brexit” and Gold Explosion

Gold has had a spectacular start to 2016 and the run higher could potentially be far from over. The reasons for gold’s strong performance year to date are numerous, with uncertainty over the global economy and the Fed’s plans regarding interest rates nearing the top of the list. Another issue near the top of the list is the potential for a vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union, a referendum scheduled to take place June 23, 2016. While this issue has become more... Continue Reading

Don’t Buy Gold Because It Yields Nothing and Other Nonsense

Gold pays zero dividends. The yellow metal provides no income and in fact, may even cost money to hold. Does that mean you shouldn’t include gold in your portfolio? Some analysts argue against physical gold ownership for these very reasons. Why take $20,000, for example, and buy physical gold bullion when instead you could buy a dividend paying stock or put that capital to work in a savings or money market account? We feel it is important to address such an argument, and while we must... Continue Reading

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Why Silver Bars Make a Great Addition to Your Portfolio

Silver bars are one of the most versatile precious metals investments you can make. While we believe that gold bars and coins should form the cornerstone of any precious metals portfolio, silver bars make an excellent addition and can add diversification to your holdings. What makes silver bars a wise choice? Silver bars are cost effective: Silver bars carry some of the most reasonable premiums. A simple silver bar is valued based on its silver content, nothing more. These bars are produced in large quantities... Continue Reading

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Building a Precious Metals Portfolio Today

Often, we know what we should be doing yet fail to act. We know that eating less sugar is good for our health and our waistlines, yet we do not manage to eliminate it from our diets. We know that cigarettes kill, yet many of us continue to puff away. We are aware that portfolio diversification may hold the key to a sound financial future, yet we continue to pour money into our company stock. Clearly, some habits are very hard to break. Some habits,... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons to Start Buying Precious Metals Today

Perhaps you have heard of precious metals investments. Maybe you even thought about buying gold once or twice in the past but never got around to doing it. Or perhaps you are fully invested in equities and have never even looked beyond stocks at alternative investments. If this is you, it’s time to start thinking a little “outside the box.” In fact, in our view, right now represents one of the best opportunities to begin investing in gold, silver and other precious metals. In fact,... Continue Reading

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Why Silver Prices Could Double From Current Levels

The decline in silver prices in recent years has been widely publicized, and silver critics have used it as an example of why you shouldn’t buy silver. While silver’s decline from record highs was, in fact, steep and swift, the market appears to have found equilibrium at current levels. Now ask yourself this question: Would you rather buy something at all-time-highs or would you rather buy it at a substantial discount from those highs? Assuming you answered “buy at a substantial discount” then right now... Continue Reading

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What Might the Gold/Silver Ratio Be Telling Us?

The gold/silver ratio is a simple equation that gauges the price of gold relative to the price of silver, and vice-versa. The equation goes like this: How many ounces of silver does it take to buy one ounce of gold? In other words, take the current gold price and divide by the current silver price. The answer is the current gold/silver ratio. For example, today’s gold price of $1193 per ounce divided by today’s silver price of $15.40 gives us a gold/silver ratio of 77.46.... Continue Reading

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Get Your Hands on Silver While You Still Can

While you often hear gold is even more precious than silver, it’s silver that could potentially run dry before gold. If you already own physical gold, wouldn’t it make sense to consider adding silver as well? Some estimates put the total amount of silver already mined at 1.5 million tons. Sounds like a lot of silver right? Wrong… You see, we have lost much of what has previously been mined. A significant portion of that 1.5 million tons of silver was never recycled and likely... Continue Reading

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