Investing in Precious Metals IRA 101 Beginner's Guide
Posted By | December 1, 2014
Investing in Gold & Silver
I believe that we are living in a day and age where money should be carefully spent. One has to invest wisely in order to weather the economic struggles that often come with recessions. One investment to consider is precious metals.
At the moment, demand for precious metals is on the rise, and may reach a peak in 2015. For this reason, it may be ideal time to invest in them, but it is important to conduct research before making any moves with one’s wallet. Researching the products, availability and prices, is the ideal place to start. Determining how much money one is going to spend on precious metals is extremely important.
Gold is the most popular precious metal on the market. Throughout the centuries, it has been a symbol of wealth and therefore has always attracted the most press. Gold recently reached $1,252.00 USD per ounce, up by approximately 300% compared to the past five years. The fascination that people have with this precious metal remains very strong to this day, but it is definitely not the only metal that one can invest in. There is also silver, palladium, and platinum. Over the years, these metals have risen in price, and the demand for them has increased around the globe.
Since 2001, the U.S. government has struggled to keep the country at bay from recessions; therefore, millions of people in the United States have opted to purchase precious metals, as they represent a window to financial security when there is economic stress going on in the world.
In our opinion, palladium and platinum should not represent more than 5% of your investment portfolio compared to 10% for silver and gold. This is because a market for platinum or palladium will be smaller and tend to be more limited when compared to trading in silver and gold. However, these two metals are, little by little, gaining popularity, which means that they are worth the investment.
We believe that the best way to invest in precious metals is by buying bullion coins or coins that are minted but that are not used in day-to-day transactions. You will then be less worried by the ups and downs that go on in the market: making you more likely to hold onto them. They can be purchased at brokerage firms, banks, and major authorized coin dealers. Coins are easier to cash in than bars. The gold bars are recommended for those individuals who are big league investors or collectors. Since bars cannot be subdivided, the options that buyers obtain tend to be limited.
In these times of economic turmoil, in order to protect one’s portfolio against inflation we believe that, investing in precious metals is one of the greatest options available.
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