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Liquidating Precious Metal IRAs

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Prospective precious metals investors needn’t be deterred, nor intimidated by the concept of liquidating precious metal IRAs, as this transaction is an everyday occurrence for reputable, large-volume, precious metals exchanges. These exchanges regularly handle transactions for corporate buyers, like banks, and insurance companies, and also handle setting up, and liquidating precious metal IRAs for household investors like you.

Precious metal IRAs have boomed in popularity since 1997, when legislation was passed by congress, which allowed for U.S. citizens to store gold bullion bars and coins in precious metal-backed retirement accounts. This long-term investment strategy is widely popular among baby-boomers who cannot afford rare coin prices, and who are using government-approved bullion for their financial protection. Rare coins like Double Eagles aren’t permitted for IRA storage, and bullion, $50 American Eagles are the only acceptable 22-karat coins for gold-backed IRAs.

By dealing with a reputable, large-volume, precious metal exchange, household investors can also receive institutional discounts on their government-approved bullion, which includes 24-karat bullion bars with reputable brand names like Credit Suisse, Engelhard, PAMP Suisse, and Johnson Matthey.

Acceptable 24-karat bullion coinage includes American Buffalos, Chinese Pandas, Canadian Maple Leafs, Austrian Philharmonics, and Australian Kangaroos, Koalas, and Lunar coins. These bullion coins are also available in fractional denominations like ½-ounce, ¼-ounce, and 1/10th-ounces, to accommodate a wide range of budgets. Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and rare gold coin to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metals Market Forecast

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Even the most reputable and trusted precious metals market forecast can be skewed by false rumors and/or conjecture, so investors are urged to conduct their own precious metals research, and to draw their own conclusions. Most people poke their heads outside before getting dressed every morning, regardless of what the weatherman says, and investors are strongly urged to view a precious metals market forecast with much the same scrutiny. Although forecasts are a useful tool in weighing precious metals investment options, there are other useful indicators to consider, like U.S. dollar values. This value historically moves oppositely to gold prices, so prospective investors ultimately must decide if they believe that dollar values will rise, or continue to struggle.

The current economic trends are maintaining a generally optimistic precious metals market forecast, as growing numbers of investors are converting their portfolios into rare coin, and bullion investments. A great many long-term investors are protecting their wealth through rare coin purchases in Double Eagles, and diversifying these costly holdings with much more affordable bullion. $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins are also known as Double Eagles, and are among the most widely sought precious metals items for long-term financial protection.

Modern American Eagle, 22-karat bullion coins are commonly used to diversify long-term holdings like Double Eagles, because their prices hover just above the current gold spot price, and because they contain exactly one troy-ounce of pure gold.

Investors can avoid paying outrageous retail prices for their American Eagle bullion, and Double Eagle rare gold coin by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these, and many other gold coins to household investors like you.

John Burke

Physical Precious Metal Investing

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Rather than squirming beneath the ever-increasing pressure of today’s mounting economic uncertainty, trend-savvy investors are benefiting enormously from the security, and financial independence that physical precious metal investing provides. Those who seek long-term financial protection are investing in rare gold coins like Double Eagles, and diversifying with bullion items like American Eagle, 22-karat bullion coins, for potential short-term liquidations. Since bullion contains no numismatic value like rare gold coins do, bullion prices generally hover just above the current gold spot price, while rare coins like the aforementioned Double Eagles, command significantly higher premiums.

Double Eagle coins are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat, rare gold coins, and are among the most coveted long-term acquisitions in all of physical precious metal investing. Their impressive precious metal content (.9675 troy-ounces of pure gold) pales in comparison to their numismatic value, which tends to appreciate substantially throughout long-term economic recessions.

Perhaps the most crucial element in long-term, physical precious metal investing is to officially certify the numismatic value of rare gold coins like $20 Liberty, and Saint Gaudens coins, with one of only two rare coin-assaying companies. The PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), and the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), are globally renowned for their reputable numismatic certification, and investors are taking a chance with lesser-known certification companies.

Investors can avoid paying extortive retail prices for their PCGS and/or NGC-certified rare gold coins, and bullion by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these, and many other gold coins to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Buyers

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Astute precious metal buyers benefit by insightfully observing economic trends, and then diversifying their precious metal portfolios accordingly. Historically, gold prices generally tend to rise when dollar values continue to wallow in ambiguity, and these long-term cycles are frequently countered with diversified investments in bullion, and rare gold coin. American Eagle, 22-karat, one-ounce bullion coins are among the world’s most widely purchased investment-quality bullion items, as these beautiful coins contain a full troy ounce of pure gold, and their prices hover just above the current gold spot price. American Eagles also make ideal diversifications for rare gold coins like Double Eagles, which command much higher premiums for their long-term, safe haven status.

Double Eagles are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat rare gold coins, and these long-term investments are among the world’s most highly coveted precious metals acquisitions. Double Eagles contain nearly a complete troy-ounce of pure gold (.9675 troy-ounces), but their impressive precious metal content pales in comparison to these 22-karat coins’ numismatic value. This inherent value historically tends to appreciate throughout long-term, lethargic economic cycles, and multitudes of precious metal buyers believe that now is most certainly one of those times.

Prospective investors must always first carefully evaluate their finances, and individual needs, before considering any bullion, or rare coin purchase. These investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on American Eagle bullion, and Double Eagle rare coin to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Price

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Investment grade items like American Eagle bullion, and Double Eagle rare coin carry a precious metal price that is based on the current gold spot price, which represents the cost of one troy-ounce of pure gold. 24-karat bullion bars carry a precious metal price that is closest to the gold spot price, and investors are advised to purchase only reputable brand names for their one-ounce and ten-ounce bullion bars, which are Engelhard, Credit Suisse, Johnson Matthey, and PAMP Suisse, for guaranteed purity. Bullion coins like the aforementioned 22-karat American Eagles carry slightly higher premiums, and 24-karat bullion coins like American Buffalos, or Australian Kangaroos, carry slightly higher prices than their 22-karat counterparts.

Serious long-term investors pay a considerably higher precious metal price for rare gold coins like the aforementioned Double Eagles, which are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins. These coins are widely considered to be premier investments for long-term financial protection, so it is wise to only purchase Double Eagle coins, whose numismatic value has been officially certified by either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). These two rare coin-assaying companies are the worlds’ foremost, and lesser-known numismatic certification companies could reflect in a lower liquidation price when the time comes. As always, investors are encouraged to complete their research. They are then advised to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on bullion, and rare coin to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Account

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Investors who cannot afford the high prices that rare coins command, can still benefit over the long-term, by starting a U.S. government-approved precious metal account. These accounts are growing in mass appeal among baby boomers in particular, as these IRAs appreciate along with the value of gold, rather than being hamstringed by dollar-based assets like stocks and bonds.

Historically, gold prices generally tend to rise when dollar values continue to flirt with ambiguity. Despite the relentless onslaught of “economic recovery” hyperbole by the media and our government, a great many independent minded investors have evaluated the current economic climate, and have decided to protect their wealth in a government-approved precious metal account.

Acceptable contributions for gold-backed IRAs includes 24-karat, one-ounce, and/or ten-ounce bullion bars, and investors are advised to only purchase reputable bullion bar brand names like PAMP Suisse, Credit Suisse, Engelhard, or Johnson Matthey, for guaranteed 24-karat purity. Bullion bars also carry prices that are closest to the current gold spot price, due to their absence of artistic designs, or “elements”.

Bullion coins are also permitted for a precious metal account, but American Eagle $50 modern bullion coins are the only 22-karat bullion items that are permitted for IRA storage. U.S. investors patriotically gravitate toward 24-karat American Buffalos, but there is also a selection of international 24-karat coins, which includes Canadian Maple Leafs, Austrian Philharmonics, Chinese Pandas, 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 on bullion, and rare coin to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Rate

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Household investors are far more likely to benefit from a precious metal rate that is offered by a reputable large-volume exchange, so they are encouraged to avoid dealing with local gold dealers for their bullion, and rare coin needs. The over marked retail prices that local gold dealers typically charge, are “shiny bait” for gold bugs who fail to evaluate their finances, or to evaluate their bullion, and rare coin diversification needs.

Bullion bars and coins are generally used as short-term profit vehicles, as precious metal IRA contributions, or as diversifications for rare coins like Double Eagles, which are $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat, rare gold coins. Rare coins like Double Eagles are used to protect wealth throughout long-term episodes of economic indecision, malfunction and panic. They contain almost a full troy-ounce of pure gold, but it’s their numismatic value that “steal the show” in making them coveted long-term, safe haven assets.

Investors pay a fairly high precious metal rate for Double Eagles’ proven ability to protect wealth, so wise investors are certifying their numismatic value with official “mint state grades”. The highest possible grade that a rare coin can receive is a 70, but investment-quality rare coins like $20 Double Eagles, $10 Eagles, $5 Half-Eagles, and $2.5 Eagles, carry mint state grades that range between 61, and 66.

Popular bullion diversifications for Double Eagle coinage are 22-karat American Eagles, which contain a full troy-ounce of pure gold, and whose prices hover slightly above the current gold spot price. 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 to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Account

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

American investors can benefit from the security of long-term bullion holdings by opening a precious metal account through a reputable, large-volume exchange. These types of accounts are ideal for investors who cannot afford rare gold coin premiums, and who feel more comfortable investing in hard, safe haven asset, like bullion bars and coins.

Since bullion contains no numismatic value, its’ prices generally hover just above the current gold spot price, which represents the cost of one troy-ounce of pure gold. One-ounce, 24-karat bullion bars carry the lowest prices, and investors are advised to choose reputable brand names like Engelhard, Credit Suisse, PAMP Suisse, and Johnson Matthey, for 24-karat purity.

Premiums become a bit more costly with bullion coins, which are minted in both 22, and 24-karat purity. Modern, 22-karat American Eagles are the only bullion coins of that purity, which are permitted within a precious metal account, and rare coins are also not U.S. government-approved for gold-backed IRA storage. As you may expect, 24-karat bullion coins are allowed in a precious metal account, along with proof, and “ultra-high” proof gold coins.

One-ounce, 24-karat gold bullion coins include American Buffalos, Chinese Pandas, Austrian Philharmonics, Canadian Maple Leafs, and Australian Kangaroos, Koalas, and Lunar coins. These coins are also minted in fractional denominations like ½-ounce, ¼-ounce, and 1/10th-ounces, to accommodate a wide range of budgets. 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 to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Cost

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Household investors can expend a much more beneficial precious metal cost for their bullion, and rare coin by transacting through a reputable large-volume precious metals exchange. There are countless gold dealers nationwide that advertise discounted prices for items like American Eagle bullion, or certified rare gold coins, but these prices almost invariably wind up being grossly over marked retail prices. Their aim is solely to get buyers into their lair, with no regard for their financial needs, and a very short selection (and memory) of discounted gold.

Conversely, large-volume precious metals exchanges carry the widest available selection of bullion and certified rare gold coins at an institutionally reduced precious metal cost. The proper diversification of both types of precious metal items is essential for maximum investment potential, particularly if investor’s primary financial concerns lie in long-term financial protection. Certified rare gold coins like Double Eagles, are widely considered to be premier long-term investments, because their numismatic value has enormous potential for prolific appreciation during trying economic times.

Double Eagles are rare $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat, investment-grade gold coins. Their .9675 troy-ounces of pure gold is a proven vehicle for their numismatic value, and investors are advised to only rely on either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), for their official numismatic certification.

Investors can avoid paying an unnecessary retail precious metal cost for their American Eagle bullion, and Double Eagle rare gold coin, by contacting one of our friendly specialists today.

John Burke

Precious Metals Trading

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Long-term and short-term precious metals trading has been beneficial for corporate and household investors since 2001, and the new decade has kicked off with a smart jump in the gold spot price. This price represents the cost of one troy-ounce of pure gold, and that price today reached a low of $1099.20, before rebounding to a high of $1124.70, early this afternoon. The spot price closed at $1121.90 for the day, so regardless of what the government and media keep proclaiming about so-called economic recovery, precious metals trading is alive and well down here on planet Earth. Greetings Earthlings, and Happy New Year.

Precious metals trading among household investors has especially increased since 2001, as more and more buyers became frustrated, and even disgusted with their stocks and bonds holdings. Micro managed interest rates and vastly overprinted U.S. currency has caught up with our nation’s economy with a vengeance, so trend savvy investors have converted to precious metals trading in physical bullion and rare coin form, to offset these negative economic effects.

Investments in rare coins like Double Eagles has escalated substantially during the past few years, as they are widely accepted to be ideal for long-term financial protection, and potential growth. Their numismatic value has enormous potential for substantial appreciation over time, and holding periods for rare Double Eagle coinage typically range between fourteen months, or longer. $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat gold coins are also commonly known as Double Eagles, and household investors can receive institutional discounts on these, and many other gold coins by contacting one of our friendly specialists today.

John Burke