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Precious Metals Values

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Between platinum, palladium, gold, and silver, gold’ precious metal values move in an inverse accordance with dollar values, since gold is the precious metal that officially backs the perceived value all of the world’s fiat (printed) currency. Gold’s inverse correlation with dollar values is presently being demonstrated, with our dollar registering 80.02 on the Index, over an overextended euro that must contend with the combined economic problems of Greece, Italy, and Spain. Meanwhile our government has done precious little to bolster the strength of our U.S. currency, other than maintain their insipid pledge to maintain interest rates at near zero levels, and hope for yet another freshly printed stimulus package from our U.S. Treasury.

During times like this, when economic uncertainty threatens the very future of our nation’s currency, precious metals values carry much greater emphasis, as currency-based commodities like oil, sugar, cotton, flour, and gold, all appreciate in value. Meanwhile, the value of printed currency is forced to adjust through multiple interest rate hikes, and ever-rising consumer prices.

Gold generally claims the abundance of the attention on precious metal values, as the wealth of entire nations is often times reflected in their gold holdings. Nations like the United States, Russia, South Africa, Australia, China, and Tanzania have their own gold recourses to draw from, but nations like India have no domestic gold production, and therefore must acquire their bullion through the IMF, which is the International Monetary Fund.

Prospective buyers with unanswered questions about precious metals investing are encouraged to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and certified rare gold coin to household investors like you.

Franklin Gold

Precious Metal Values

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Traditional investors believe that physical precious metal values are the only ones that truly exist, since economic and banking failures would render mining stocks, pool accounts, and ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds) virtually worthless. Even our U.S. currency values are globally speculative, as various countries are calling for the dollar to be replaced as the official World Reserve currency. In the event of the dollar’s insolvency, precious metal values would determine wealth, along with various other resources and commodities, but gold has historically been the premier vehicle for wealth preservation, as well as for potential growth.

Regardless as to what becomes of United States currency, gold maintains its value, and has done so for more than five thousand years. Gold is a compact and discrete vehicle for storing and/or transporting large sums of wealth, and those who possess physical gold can enjoy almost limitless independence from our bungling banking system. They are also liberated from dependence upon our government for economic stability, and are free to grow their prosperity for their own well being, as well as for their heirs.

As we encounter the gaping jaws of another long-term inflationary cycle, today’s resourceful investors are purchasing rare coins like $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins, to protect their wealth from inflation, and further possible government intervention. The U.S. government confiscated gold bullion from its’ citizens in 1933 to restore our dollar’s value, and many people believe that this will happen again. Investors are encouraged to complete their research on rare coins and bullion, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts to household investors.

John Burke

Precious Metal Price

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Household investors base their budgets on the diversification between rare coin and bullion, to maximize their investment potential over the short, and long term. There is a distinct classification between these two types of items, as rare coins carry a significantly higher precious metal price than bullion bars or coins. Since bullion carries no numismatic value like rare coins do, its’ precious metal price remains just above the current gold spot price, which is the cost of one troy ounce of pure gold. Since so many of today’s investors are seeking long-term financial safety, they are prioritizing their budgets for rare coin, and diversifying with bullion’s significantly more affordable precious metal price. The idea is to allow for rare coins to appreciate over time, while bullion bars and coins can be liquidated to capitalize on short-term gains.

Rare, Double Eagle coins are today’s most highly coveted long-term investments, because even though their precious metal content is notable, their numismatic value far surpasses that of their near troy ounce of pure gold. Double Eagles are rare, $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins, minted from 1850 to 1907, and from 1907 to 1933 respectively. It is strongly advisable for investors to have the numismatic value of their Double Eagle investment certified by either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). These globally reputable companies examine rare coins, and assign each coin an official “mint state grade”, which designates its’ numismatic value. Modern bullion, 22-karat American Eagles are popular diversifications for rare Double Eagles. Investors can receive institutional discounts for their bullion and rare coin by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer these discounts to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Forecasts

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The month of May looks to be extremely telling for investors, as short-term and long-term precious metal forecasts are looking bullish. Projections by financial experts like Bloomberg, Reuters, and Citigroup, are calling for gold spot prices to meet some resistance at about the $910 range, then again at around $930 by the end of May. These precious metal forecasts become even more interesting, as gold’s spot price is projected to ascend to the $960 mark, and to ultimately break the all-time high of $1033, by the end of this summer. These types of precious metal forecasts further emphasize the inverse correlation between dollar values and precious metal spot prices, which has historically been the case. Current global economic conditions aren’t looking particularly “dollar friendly”, and many experts fear that we could be headed for a long-term inflationary cycle.

This is all bad news, of course, for holders of traditional investments in stocks and bonds, who have already lost collective trillions in Wall Street and banking investments. Over a decade of irresponsible banking and brokering practices has prompted droves of disgruntled investors to convert their investment and retirement dollars into precious metals. These investors are now awaiting an economic trend that occurs only about every thirty-five, or forty years, when precious metals spot prices take their turn in the economic spot light. It is absolutely paramount, dear readers, for each investor to conduct an honest, detailed evaluation of his or her finances, before committing to any precious metals investment. Only then, can an investor decide on the right type of investment that will best suit his or her specific, financial needs.

John Burke

The Ever Changing Metals Content of Coins

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

If you want to know the metal content of the change in your pocket, you’ll have to check the minting dates and Google every single one of them. We all know that they haven’t made any silver coins since the early to mid sixties, but they’re still removing metals from coins whenever the metal value of a coin outweighs the face value.

If we were still on the gold standard, we wouldn’t have this problem, of course. But what I’m getting at is that it’s really no wonder 2008 showed such high demand for precious metals investing. The dollar’s shrinking and everyone knows it. Hopefully, you’ve been in the metals game for awhile now, but if you haven’t, I’d recommend getting started before the dollar to metals ratio gets any steeper.

Did you know that pennies minted before 1982 are worth nearly three cents in copper? Your penny jar might only be ten bucks in cash, but it could be closer to twenty in metals. Of course, since 2006, it’s been illegal to melt those pennies down for metal content, but the point remains: The dollar is shrinking and metal is rising.

Something I like to do whenever I get a handful of change is pick through it for dimes and quarters made before 1966, when they removed silver from the minting process. I almost never find anything these days, because there are a lot of guys like me out there, picking out the silvers and stashing them in a shoebox somewhere (and apparently, they’ve been doing this for longer than I have).

I don’t mean to paint the shrinking of the dollar as being too dire. Certainly, in some corners there’s a fear of a total collapse of American currency, and if you’re not prepared, the coming years might really take the wind out of your sails, but metal investors have a degree of shelter from the storm.

At least cash investors can take comfort in the fact that the paper dollar still has a few years left on its warranty. The 3×6 piece of paper the buck is printed on is still worth less than a buck.

Being Prepared for Economic Downturns

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

It’s kind of unfortunate that people only seem to really turn to gold when the economy is in rough shape. The savviest of metals investors simply buy when the values are low, and sell when the values are high, simple as that. To me, metals investing is more about being prepared for economic troubles than it is about making a desperate scramble to cover your assets when troubles rear their ugly heads.

If nothing else, gold is an excellent safeguard against inflation, and while we’ve seen record inflation in the last few years, inflation isn’t something that eventually “tops out” and stops or anything.

People are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel now, and with new management for the US economy on the horizon, 2009 and 2010 might see a change for the better, but what I want to tell people who are tempted to get a little too comfortable is simply this: This isn’t the last tunnel we’re ever going to climb through.

It’s kind of like, your house is insured against fire, right? You don’t wait until your carpet is ablaze to call your insurer and go “Uh yeah, about that fire policy?” You’re prepared for whatever’s to come. That’s what metals investing is about. You shouldn’t wait until your cash catches fire, you should already have some money in metals just in case that happens.

To me, that’s what investing is all about. This is especially true with metals investing, but I think it works for just about any smart investment. It’s basically an insurance policy against economic troubles. I mean, over time, you can get rich on metals if you know how to watch the market, but the most important thing about metals is that you’ll have a little something if, well, to grab a recent headline, if your bank closes its doors for good.