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Precious Metal Chart

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Without reference to other economic data, a precious metal chart is merely a visual aid that displays the timetable of the gold spot price’s inclines and declines. This information in and of itself may be useful to a fortuneteller, or a forensics expert, but to serious precious metal investors, economic indicators like dollar values, unemployment rates, and inflationary increases are also essential to effectively interpret a precious metal chart.

Historically, during long-term periods of economic recuperation, gold prices tend to rise while dollar values diminish. Years of overprinting by our nations’ Treasury Department have contributed abundantly to our constricting economy, so it makes sense that gold prices are climbing, since gold is what backs the perceived value of all printed, or “fiat” currency in the first place. A rare coin precious metal chart will also show that the numismatic value of rare coins especially appreciates during these turbulent economic periods, and savvy long-term investors capitalize on this trend.

These independent-minded investors ideally purchase rare Double Eagle coins, which are 22-karat, $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens gold coins, minted from 1850 to 1907, and from 1907 to 1933, respectively. During the long-term inflationary cycle of the 1970’s, some Double Eagle rare coins appreciated by nearly 1000%, while traditional investments in stocks and bonds endured nearly a decade of desolation. Household investors can avoid paying outrageous retail prices for their Double Eagle rare coins by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on rare coin, and bullion.

John Burke

Precious Metal Investment

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Long-term wealth holders generally agree that precious metal investment is one of the safest ways to protect, and even to grow wealth, especially during painful cycles of economic constriction. Our nation’s economy is currently exhibiting symptoms that are frighteningly similar to those that were prevalent near the onset of the Great Depression, and again throughout the vicious inflationary cycle of the 1970’s. We are presently witnessing the demise of our U.S. dollar, unemployment levels are surpassing 10% nationwide, and our housing and banking markets are walking hand in hand toward oblivion. All of these economic indicators will require several years of recovery and extensive “tweaking” to register any real positive contributions, so pragmatic, hard-working Americans are gaining financial independence through precious metal investment.

Serious long-term household investors ideally purchase rare, certified coins like Double Eagles, and diversify that precious metal investment with more affordable bullion, to capitalize on potential short-term gains while rare coins appreciate. Naturally, rare coins command extremely high premiums because their numismatic value generally tends to appreciate over time. Double Eagle coins are rare, 22-karat, $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens gold coins, and today’s investors protect their numismatic value with official “mint state grades” from either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). The highest possible mint state grade is a 70, but investment-grade Double Eagles typically carry a grade that ranges between 61, and 66. Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and rare coin.

John Burke

Precious Metal Buyers

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Opportunistic precious metal buyers had a sizeable window for potential profit today; as the spot price dropped to $1031.50, after surpassing the $1070 level only a few weeks ago. Gold prices have been picking up considerable momentum lately, and projections remain bullish, as our nation’s dollar continues to hemorrhage, while our workforce continues to endure its’ own ghoulish bloodletting. Many of those who have been fortunate enough to retain their wealth so far are converting their assets to gold, and these precious metal buyers are using rare gold coins for long-term financial security, and bullion for potential short-term gains. It appears that we are encountering the start of a long-term period of painful economic convulsive contortions, and precious metal buyers are confident that their prescribed diversifications between bullion and rare coin will stabilize their ailing financial constitutions.

Long-term precious metal buyers typically purchase rare, Double Eagle coins, which are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins, minted from 1850 to 1907, and from 1907 to 1933, respectively. These coins each contain nearly a full troy ounce of pure gold, but their precious metal content is secondary to their historic numismatic value, which is coveted the world over. Today’s serious investors have the numismatic value of their rare coin investment certified with an official “mint state grade” from either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). They can receive institutional discounts on 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 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

Gold Bullion Prices

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Gold Bullion Prices are traditionally beneficial for short-term investors who carefully monitor the gold spot price and dollar values to capitalize on potential short-term gains. Since the price of gold bullion generally hovers just above the current spot price (which is the cost of one Troy ounce of pure gold), serious long-term investors typically diversify their long-term, rare coin holdings with gold bullion bars and coins. One-ounce coins and bars are far more practical to liquidate if need be, and physical ownership of at least part of a bullion investment is generally recommended. Reputable brand names for one-ounce and ten-ounce bullion bars include Johnson Matthey, Engelhard, PAMP Suisse, and Credit Suisse, for purity and liquidity.

Gold bullion prices are only slightly higher for modern coins like 22-Karat American Eagles, and 24-Karat Australian Kangaroos, whose respective governments back these bullion coins’ weight and precious metal content, which is one Troy ounce of pure gold. These coins are ideal investments for tracking gold bullion prices, but can also be used for long-term gains. Investors who can’t afford a rare coin investment can use government-approved bullion coins for gold-backed IRA storage. All of the aforementioned bullion bars and coins are government-approved for IRA storage, as well as other 24-Karat bullion coins, which are Canadian Maple Leafs, American Buffalos, Chinese Pandas, Australian Koalas and Lunar coins, as well as Austrian Philharmonics. Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Cost

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Each type of precious metal investment carries its’ own particular precious metal cost, and all of these respective costs fluctuates along with the current gold spot price, which is the cost of one Troy ounce of pure gold. The spot price also is a powerful economic indicator, and savvy household investors know that rising gold prices historically coincide with economic hardships like the ones we are currently experiencing. These investors also know that the precious metal cost of their long-term and short-term investments is directly proportionate to the amount of potential for appreciation that these investments possess. For example, bullion bars have the lowest precious metal cost of any physical precious metals investment, because their simplicity assures that their prices are just slightly higher than the current spot price.

Bullion coins carry an only slightly higher precious metal cost than bars, but since these coins possess no numismatic value like rare coins do, their prices also generally maintain levels that are only a bit higher than the spot price. For this reason, investors traditionally use bullion for short-term profit gains, and to diversify far more costly rare coins, whose numismatic value historically appreciates when dollar values become questionable.

It doesn’t get much more questionable for dollar values than right now, so wise investors are using rare coins like $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-Karat rare coins to protect their wealth over the long-term, while dollar values and our economy struggle for equilibrium. Investors can receive institutional discounts on 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 Exchange

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Household investors who have thoroughly evaluated their finances, and individual financial needs will benefit tremendously by transacting with a reputable, large-volume precious metals exchange. Long-term and short-term investors can receive the same types of institutional discounts that financial institutions like banks and insurance companies enjoy, because precious metal exchange transactions are so enormous, that surplus gold from various institutional buys is made available to savvy household investors. There are many local gold dealers that advertise phenomenal gold prices, but virtually none can compare to the discounts that a reputable precious metal exchange can offer. They offer a complete variety of bullion and rare coin, to satisfy the long-term and short-term needs of each individual investor.

Today’s household investors are hurriedly searching for a safe haven market to store their wealth throughout the upcoming months and years of inflationary hardship, and these pragmatic investors are purchasing rare, Double Eagle coins for long-term financial safety. 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. These coins are widely considered as the premier long-term precious metal investment, because their numismatic value generally tends to appreciate over time. Many Liberty, and Saint Gaudens coins are currently selling at 200-400% below their all-time selling highs, and economic conditions look to be downright hazardous for dollar values for some time to come. Bullion coins like 22-Karat, American Eagles make ideal diversifications for Double Eagle coins, as they are far more affordable, and less complicated to liquidate for possible short-term gains. Investors are advised to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and rare coin.

John Burke

Investing In Precious Metals

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Droves of investors are in a panic over the current plight of our nation’s economy, yet the thought of investing in precious metals is terrifying for them. The unknown is always frightening at first, but a bit of introspection and a minimal amount of research is all that is needed for these “gun-shy” shareholders to feel confident about investing in precious metals. The first crucial step is for each investor to individually evaluate his or her own finances and expectations, to arrive at a realistic investment budget, as well as to help determine the specific type of precious metals investment that will best suit their specific needs, and meet their individual expectations. Once these objectives have been completed, investors are then advised to contact a reputable, large-volume precious metal exchange, for institutional discounts, and assistance from experienced investment specialists.

Large-volume precious metal exchanges supply financial institutions like corporations, banks, and insurance companies with their bullion and rare coin, and both parties enjoy institutional discounts in exchange for their enormous purchases. The surplus gold from these giant corporate transactions is then made available to everyday household investors. These investors have similar concerns for their long-term financial security, and are investing in precious metals products like rare, Double Eagle coins, which are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-Karat coins. Popular diversifications include American Eagle bullion coins, or bullion bars with reputable brand names like Engelhard, Credit Suisse, or Johnson Matthey. Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and rare coin.

John Burke

Precious Metal Bullion

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Serious household precious metals investors purchase precious metal bullion bars and coins for short-term gains and long-term security, and leave options like scrap jewelry and antique trading to the enterprising “gold bugs”, and eBay shoppers. Clearly, the most widely purchased precious metal bullion is gold and silver, since these two metals historically make ideal diversifications for one another. Bullion comes in the form of bars and coins, and both types of precious metal bullion prices generally hover slightly above the respective metal’s current “spot price”, which is the cost of one Troy ounce of that particular metal. Gold usually takes the lead in most investors’ portfolios, with silver traditionally being used as the diversification metal, since it is far more globally abundant, and therefore much more affordable.

Precious metal bullion investors are advised to only purchase bullion bars with reputable brand names like Engelhard, Johnson Matthey, Credit Suisse, and PAMP Suisse, for their one-ounce, and/or ten-ounce bars. These bars can be used for potential short-term gains, as diversifications for drastically more costly rare gold coins, or as long-term, government-approved, gold-backed IRA contributions.

Bullion coins are only slightly more costly than bars, and can be used for all of the same purposes that bullion bars are used, with the exception of the 22-Karat, South African Krugerrand, and the British Sovereign. American Eagle $50 bullion coins are the only government-approved 22-Karat coins that are allowed for IRA storage, along with 24-Karat bullion coins, which include American Buffalos, Canadian Maple Leafs, Chinese Pandas, Austrian Philharmonics, and Australian Kangaroos, Koalas, and Lunar coins. Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Market

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Financial investment is a trendy, cyclical economic animal, and about every other decade or so, the precious metal market steps to the forefront of investment trends, while other markets like the stock market and the real estate business are moved to the back burners. These economic cycles require perpetual change because the great economic machine requires an occasional recalibration, to recover from the bad debt that is perpetuated during deceptively “prosperous” periods in the real estate, and stock market. In other words, our nation’s economy cyclically throws a party that lasts for about twenty years or so, then the check comes, and there’s a messy reckoning over the bill, and the after-party cleanup that historically takes about ten years or more to complete. During these sobering times, the precious metal market is historically a sound, stable, safe haven investment.

Stealthy investors carefully monitor the performances of major markets, and dollar values, to capitalize on the investment potential that the precious metal market offers. Our nation’s economic outlook hasn’t looked this bleak since the 1970’s, and growing numbers of financial experts and investors fear that circumstances will worsen. These wise investors are preparing for long-term financial protection with investments in rare coins like $20 Lady Liberty’s, minted from 1850 to 1907, and $20 Saint Gaudens, minted from 1907 to 1933. These coins are also referred to as Double Eagles, and investors can receive institutional discounts on their Double Eagle coins by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer these discounts to household investors like you.

John Burke