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Value of precious metal fund stocks

In recent articles we were mentioning that when you’re investing in precious metal stocks, more precisely gold stocks, or when you just hear someone mentioning that a gold stock is being traded, that it’s not actually a gold stock, but rather a stock of a gold mine that’s releasing stocks in order to fund new dig research or to finance some other investment. If you were thinking that this was actual stocks of precious metals, then you were wrong, because gold isn’t a company, so that it can have stocks and sharenholders, but what we neglected to mention in our recent articles is that there’s another situation where stocks could represent gold on the stock markets, and those would be precious metal funds.

For those who are not familiar with precious metals funds, they are places which are usually run by professional precious metal investors. Depending on the fund size they could hold a lot of gold in its possession, and the way that people who are running the fund are gathering the necessary money to run the funnd and to gather gold is by selling stocks on the stock markets. That’s actually one of the ways of how you can get your hands on actual precious metals while not knowing much about them and how exactly precious metal investments are conducted.

In a sense this would be the closest that you get to investing in gold stocks, if it is that we are talking about a precious metal fund that’s dealing with gold. If next to gold the fund also deals with other precious metals like palladium and platinum you’ve then can then secure the value of your investment even more because the chances that a drop in prices happens for all of the precious metals at once are very slim. Prices dropping means that the overall value of the fund drops, since what gives it value is the amount of stored precious metals that it has. If you for example have fund that’s has 1 tonne of gold, and if the price of gold goes down, so will the value of the fund, for exactly the value that that ton of gold went down. When the value of the fund goes down, so does the stock and that’s how you can either make money or lose money from the precious metal fund stocks. Buy low sell high is the motto, as it is always, all that it takes is a bit of knowledge, experience and luck, and you’ll make money off of precious metal funds in no time.

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Best precious metal for a novice to invest in

Many people who are just starting up their precious metal investments and who haven’t made any kind of specific decisions into what kind of metals they want to invest in are probably having difficulties in picking the precious metals which is most suitable to them. The answer to the question, which precious metals is the best one to invest in depends on several different factors and it’s never the same, there’s no general answer which applies to every investor, because each precious metal has certain properties which make it more suitable for different investors, who in turn also have different possibilities and different wishes when it comes to investments.

What I’m talking about would be the fact that some investors might not have a lot of money to invest in. Some are only interested in investing in precious metals because they want to make quick profits, in other words they want to invest in precious metals that have the largest changes in their prices. Each one of these investment profiles will have to invest in different metals, because not all of them will be able to satisfy the needs of everyone. Gold for example is very expensive, and silver even though is very cheap, it’s price doesn’t have large fluctuations like that of gold, so you can’t technically make a lot of money off of it.

Let’s start with the basics, the precious metal which has been with us the longest, gold. Investing in gold is perfect for anyone who has larger amounts of money and who doesn’t need to have profits right away. Gold is very expensive and to partake in gold investment you’re gonna need to have a lot of money at your disposal. What this means is that a lot of people might not be able to invest in gold, seeing how price for gold per troy ounce, for the moment is around 1500$. If you don’t have money for at least several ounces, it’s will be very difficult to invest in gold. True there are bullion coins with half an ounce, even 0.1 ounce, but those are rare and investing in them is not as effective as investing with larger amounts, since the amount of gold is very small, the profits can’t be high either. Investing in gold funds is also not an option, because they require even more money to be invested sot hat you become a beneficiary.

What’s more important to know is that gold prices are known to fluctuate a lot and if you buy it at 1500 now, in the near future the price of it could go down significantly and you will lose money. On the other hand prices might also rise and you can make money, the important thing here is to know when to invest and when to sell gold, but that’s a whole different store. Bottom line is gold is for those who have a lot of money at their disposal for investments, and also for those who are willing to wait some time if the change in price happens and gold losses a lot of its value.

Moving on to the cheapest precious metal of them all, silver. Yes, silver is the cheapest precious metal, with its current price being less than 30$ per troy ounce. Investing is silver is more affordable, because of the previously mentioned fact that silver has very low prices. The reason why silver has low prices has everything to do with the fact that silver is not as attractive as gold, and also because gold is a lot more scarce. Due to these things silver investors don’t have to be as rich as those who are investing in gold, so all those who have less money but who would still like to invest in precious metals might want to take a look into silver. With a low price, silver is much more affordable to people who do not have a lot of money to invest. You can buy 1 Kilo silver bar for less money than what you would buy 1 ounce of gold. With such a large bar, even the slightest of differences in the price of silver will be noticed and you can make a lot of money by buying and selling silver. Since the price of silver sin’t as volatile as that of gold, to change for hundreds of dollars at a time, your investments are also a lot more safer from being affected with violent changes in prices.

Platinum and palladium are relatively new precious metals, especially when they are compared to silver and gold. Platinum and palladium were only discovered a few hundred of years ago. What’s more interesting is the fact that there even when they were discovered they weren’t considered to be very valuable, mainly because people thought that these metals were silver on the count of their similarity to the previously mentioned precious metals, the cheapest one of them all. Platinum is very similar to gold, even the price of platinum is very similar to that of gold as well as the changes that it experiences due to the various different factors which are influencing the supply and demand.

Since platinum and palladium have similar characteristics that gold has, investing in them is also not very favorable to those investors who do not have a lot of funds to use. Palladium though is not so expensive as platinum so you might have more luck with investing in palladium coins and bars than you would in platinum or gold for that matter. With a price of 700$ per troy ounce, price of palladium is much higher than silver, but it’s still less than either gold and palladium and if you are looking something in middle when it comes to prices, then palladium is what you need. For more price choices look into other metals from the platinum group, they are cheaper, despite of the fact that they are more scarce. Before making any final decisions, make sure that you inform yourself properly about every aspect of the precious metal that you wish to invest in, that’s the most important part.

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Learn and arm yourself with knowledge before investing in precious metals

A lot of the times people who do not have a lot of experience with precious metals come to the idea of investing in them, usually when they get their hands on some extra cash, inheritance for example or when they get a raise at work. Investing in precious metals is a great way of how you can protect the value of your money, of your savings and even your retirement fund, but you have to be very careful when it comes when you spend your money, because there’s a lot of scammers out there and the main thing that they count on is your ignorance.

Being a precious metal investor is not an easy thing. There are a lot of things that you need to know, things which are gonna protect you from being scammed by people without moral qualms over taking someones money without fulfilling their end of the bargain. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium are precious metals which are very popular, and they are very valuable, well all except silver, which costs very little when compared to the other three. If you want to invest in these precious metals, you are gonna have to read up on these metals as much as you can before you actually start spending money on buying bullion coins and bars made from them.

The reason why you are gonna have to go through the learning process is so that you learn about all the different ways that you can lose money, and you can lose money irregardless of where you are investing money. You can invest in bullion, in coins and gold bars and end up buying fake coins and bars or gold bars which are tungsten filled. If you’re wondering why tungsten, it’s because tungsten has approximately the same density as gold, so it can’t be detected with the most popular way of how gold is being tested, by weighing it.

If you’ve decided to invest in a precious metal fund, then you need to do research the fund to see what kind of people are running it. If you invest you money in a fund that’s run by unskilled investors who do not have very good analytic skills to be making proper decisions about where the money is gonna be invested, you’re also in danger of losing money. The way that you’re in danger is if they end up making a bad decision and end up making an investment into a stock that’s gonna go down south. Fund loses and with the fund so do you.

These are the kind of things that you need to know as a precious metal investor. Some of it comes to through experience, but the large majority of these types of information you will find in various texts that talk about these things. Over here on the OC Cash for Gold blog you can find some of these topic covered, a lot of them actually and it’s a good place to start. If you decide to visit us, and either invest in precious metals or sell, you’re also making the right decision because we are a trustworthy seller of precious metals of all shapes and sizes. Come visit us, and don’t forget to learn and to inform yourself about precious metals.

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Wait for the right price when selling scrap precious metals

When someone decides to sell their jewelry for the most part it’s a sign that financial situation isn’t that great because you don’t sell jewelry if everything is going fine, well may if you have old and broken jewelry, scrap jewelry in which case you should be selling since there’s no point in holding this type of jewelry, especially when you can make money off of it. One of the things that’s important when it comes to selling scrap jewelry would be to know when to sell. In this department, when it comes to knowing when to sell the situation is pretty much the same like it is with bullion precious metals and coins, you should pick proper timing when to sell, if you can that is.

Let’s say that you are selling gold jewelry and that you don’t need money fast, which is very important. If you need money as soon as possible, well then you don’t have to worry about picking the right moment when to sell, because the right moment is right now. On the other hand, if you are not in a hurry to sell, and you can wait some time, you could check to see what kind of prices are exactly predicted in the future for gold, or which ever precious metal that your jewelry is made from. If you have platinum jewelry, you need to keep an eye on everything that’s related to platinum, price predictions and news related to platinum metal supply, but also demand because these are the main factors which are gonna be determining the price in the end.

Those people who are dealing with precious metals on a regular basis as an investment know that there’s are a lot of price fluctuations when it comes to gold and platinum, not so much when it comes to silver and palladium, although palladium does then to have its up and downs. Gold and platinum are the ones where you can really see the changes in prices happening and they are happening on a regular basis. A few months ago for example the price of gold experienced a decline and it was a big one, the price of gold went down for over 100$ per troy ounce, and if you didn’t sell before that happened, depending on how much gold it is that you had to sell, you could have lost a lot of money.

Large majority of people who decide to sell scrap precious metals are not even aware of how much more money they could make if they decided to sell the precious metals when the price was good. For example currently the price of gold isn’t as high as it used to be. It’s still recovering from the drop that we just now mentioned. If you want, you can look at gold prices history diagrams, where everything can be seen, every change in the price that happened going back for quite some time. Analysts are predicting that in the future the price of gold is gonna be going up even more. For this reason you can see how it’s important that you try and keep your eye on the prices of the precious metals that you’re interested in selling, because the prices are be going up and if you pick the right time you should be able to make even more money than you would now.

Precious metal dealer like OC Cash for Gold are always checking the current prices of precious metals, especially those that we are interested in buying, like gold, silver, platinum and palladium. These metals are very much so in demand, especially during crisis when investors are trying to escape from the failing stock markets and currency that loses value. They are gonna be investing in precious metals because they are gonna be keeping their value, like they have throughout the history. OC Cash for Gold is gonna adjust the prices that of precious metals as soon as they change, because customers come first.

If life’s circumstance are forcing you to sell your scrap jewelry and any other precious metals that you might be having, then you can at least make a profit off of it and sell them at the highest prices possible. This is why we urge all of our customers, those who can of course, those who are not in a hurry to sell and get their hands on cash, we urge you to pick the moment to sell your scraps very carefully. A lot of things are being said about the prices of precious metals in the future, and how they are gonna go up, once that the crisis in the EU spreads to even more countries.

Investors then are gonna be looking into gold and even other precious metals in order to make sure that they are not losing money which they have profited during previous trade.When that happens, when investors get back to gold, you are gonna be seeing a stooping rise in the prices of precious metals and that would be a clear sign that is’ time to sell. Visit OC Cash for Gold, by that time we would have adjusted our prices to the current world market situation and you’re gonna see that there’s a significant increase in the amount of dollars that we pay per gram of gold. Current prices can be seen on our main page.

Visit our pages, ,leep track of prices changes and make decisions when to invest accordingly. If you are interested in making the most out of the precious metals scraps that you are selling and if you can wait then this is the best thing that you should be doing. You’re basically holing a bullion bar or bullion coin in your possession when you have scrap gold, a bar or coin that sitll needs to be processed, but still, don’t just sit on them if you could be turning it into money and buying things that you need buying, or paying off some of your debts, if you’re unlucky enough to find yourself in debt. In any case, come over to OC Cash for Gold and enjoy the best prices that you can.

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Precious metal prices and abundance

There are a lot of people out there who are probably wondering how much precious metals are there based on their availability and which one of them are the most common, the most abundant. The answer to that question you can probably figure out on your own, it’s silver. Silver is the cheapest precious metals in existence, and that is caused is part by the fact that there’s so much of it available in the ground for extraction, and of course by how much of it has already been extracted.

We mentioned that you can figure out on your own which precious metal would be the most abundant, and the reason why we said that because it’s easily to come to that conclusion when you look at the price of silver and the prices of other precious metals. However the same logic doesn’t apply for every precious metal, and for every metal for that matter, base metals are also included in this paradigm. For example if you take gold, and compare it with one of the metals from the platinum group, palladium, you would think that the availability of palladium is much more higher, because the price of palladium is about half of what the price of gold is.

In reality the situation is much more different, palladium production numbers are a lot lower than those of gold, so you see the same doesn’t always apply when it comes to precious metals, low availability of a certain precious metal isn’t always a guarantee that it will have a very high price, because there are two sides things at play here, supply and demand. If the supply of a certain precious metal is small and demand is also small, then the price for it won’t be high, which is the case with precious metals, but on the opposite end of the spectrum if you have a slightly higher supply of precious metals and an insanely higher amounts of demand for them, their prices will of course be higher, despite of the fact that supply is higher.

Supply and demand go hand in hand, and if you have a good supply on one end, and even better demand on the other, then the price will be high, regardless of the supply size. Same thing goes if you have a low demand and low supply, so you see how it’s not very precise to say that just because something costs a lot, that it automatically means that it’s very rare and that the availability of the commodity isn’t very good.

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Bullion investments and why they are good for you

Bullion investments are something that needs to be considered by all those who are capable of taking a part of their income and spend it on such a thing, because if you don’t invest you’re money, you’re actually losing it, that’s how the game is fixed. Many people think that just by saving money, they are making sure that they will have it later on, but things aren’t always like that, and if you’re not too careful, you are gonna end up with your money lost, at least some of it, to the economic whirlwinds.

What we are talking about would be the fact that all the time, and especially when the economic times are not good, currency loses value, which means that if you’re only hoarding money either in your mattress or even if it’s in the bank, it’s possible that one day, given that enough time has passed, you end up spending all of your money but only on less items than what you normally would spend it on. This is the effect that currency devaluation has on people life savings, and with bullion investments you can end up making sure that the money that you invest isn’t lost, because the value of precious metals is gonna change with the changes in the inflation.

We are of course referring to the fact that value of bullion will change according to the changes in the prices caused by the devaluation of money. If you for example bought a gold bar 20 years ago, when the value of gold was much lower, you would need to spend a lot less money on it, than you need now. Part of the reason why that is the case is because of ratios of supply and demand, industries that use gold weren’t as developed, other countries which are now large consumers of gold jewelry weren’t as developed, all of which caused the prices of gold to increase. Part of the reason why the prices have increased was also because of currency devaluation, how much that is isn’t really important, what’s important to take note of would be the fact that the price did increase, which is what is gonna help you out later on.

Much of the news that we’re reading in the newspapers are telling us how the economic future doesn’t look very good, especially when it comes to Europe where Spain, Greece, Italy and a few other countries are going through extreme hardships, with unemployment rates of around 20% and even higher. All of these developments are causing a lot of new money to be printed, since the vaults are pretty much empty. Newly printed currency is what causes devaluation of the existing currency since we are not longer using the gold standard, where currency would normally be backed with gold.

For all these reasons money is losing value, which causes you to lose money, even now, if you have a dollar in your hand it is losing value, bit by bit. Now for example if you had a gold bullion in your hand, the value degradation would not be so great, and there’s even a good chance that you make a profit, because during crisis, the demand for gold increases, for exactly the reasons said now. When you are interested in dealing with precious metals, all that you need to do would be find a good precious metals dealer, OC Cash for Gold for example, and decide what to invest in, choose between coins or bars. Both of these will work just fine, coins might also turn out to be numismatic which would give them higher value, higher than the value of precious metals value that they have.

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Why investing in precious metals is safer than investing in stocks

The following article was contributed by our of our members. DragonCoin™ would NOT provide investment advise. Therefore, please treat this blog as entertainment reading materials.

Investments are a very tricky thing, and in a lot of ways investing is similar to gambling, you could say that the two things are basically the same, at least when it comes to investing in the stock markets. The same principles apply for both investing at the race track and investing on the stock markets, the two most important elements being research on the one hand and a bit of luck on the other. For these two reasons investing in the precious metals is a much better option to resort to, because it’s much safer, have you ever heard that a gold bar has gone bankrupt or that the gold stocks are falling?

Some of you might have answered positive on the last to question about gold losing value and gold stocks as well, and it’s true, you could have come across similar news in the newspapers or on TV, but those situations are not how they sound. First let’s have a look at what exactly is meant when it’s said that the a gold stock is losing value. Here it’s very important to point out that the gold stock in question here isn’t a gold stock in a literal sense, but it’s rather a stock of a gold mine, which since it a company can publish and sell stocks on the stocks markets, in order to gather funds for further research and development of for example new gold deposits.

In a sense you are basically investing in gold stocks, in the current and the potential gold deposits that the mining company in question owns, and that’s where a problem lies. These deposits and financial funds that are gathered from stock sales, could if the decisions of the mine management aren’t good end up with no new discoveries of gold deposits, or any other precious metal deposits for that matter, and then we can hear that the gold stock has failed, and people who invested in it lost money, because basically it’s true, but gold didn’t have anything to do with the drop and it’s wasn’t gold as a precious metal that has caused the stock to lose its value or for it to go bankrupt.

Investing in actual precious metals, like actual bullion bars and coins also brings some risks, you could for example come across a bullion bar which has been tampered with and it has been filled with tungsten, tungsten because it has a very similar density to gold which won’t be detected with the most popular way of testing for gold, the weight test. But luckily majority of precious metal dealers, the big ones especially have started introducing other, more precise methods of testing for gold authenticity and the amounts of precious metal fraud of this type have been brought to a minimum. If you’re buying bullion coins and bars from sellers which aren’t well reputed, then you might still be at risk, so be careful.

Now when it comes to the comparison from the beginning of this text, the one between investing in the stock markets being equal to betting at the race track, and how both of these methods are very risky when compared to precious metal investments, that still stands. For both betting and investing in stocks you are gonna in the first step make research, when it comes to betting, you could for example research what kind of qualities and what kind of past the participants of the event that you’re betting on have, and the same thing is done when you are investing in stocks on the stock markets with there being uncertainty about the investments, even with the best of stocks.

Research done on something that you bet on and research done on a stock, even the best researches performed, still have a very good chance for not being true, even the most accurate ones, because you never know what kind of deals are being done under the table, in case of the stocks, and if the participant of the event that you’re betting on has for example taken a bribe or lied about something very important for the race, which could seriously derail the results of the event, the desired event end.

Precious metals on the other hands, gold, silver, platinum and palladium are all very stable things to invest in, mainly because they cannot lose their value, like we mentioned in the previous few lines. True there are times when the prices are experiencing a downturn, and when you could potentially lose money, but in these types of situation you’re not really losing money, but rather only the time that it takes for the return on your investment to actually return is prolonged, you’re not losing any money, you’ll just need to wait a little bit longer for the profit to happen.

Eventually the prices of precious metals will go up, and the only thing that precious metal prices not increasing could cause you would be that the investor needs to wait a bit longer when the right time for selling comes up. This is a fair trade, because you don’t have to worry about loosing all of your money, like you normally would when investing in stock, so why are people then investing in stocks, and for that matter why are they betting, since precious metals are such a sure thing.

Answer to this question would be that it’s because the returns on both stocks, and even when you bet on the race track, they are much higher, and because of that investors are prone on choosing the stocks over precious metals. But there are situations when precious metals are very much so in demand with the investors, for example when there is a crisis, and when the stock markets are flopping, then precious metals are the safest thing to invest in and that’s when everyone is dealing with precious metals. So you see gold, platinum, silver, palladium and all the others really are something to look in to, at least with part of your investments., make sure that you do.

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Advantages of investing in precious metal bullion

Precious metal bullion is a term that is used in order to describe pretty much everything that is used in the world of precious metal investments, but who’s price is within the confinds of the precious metal content that they contain. There are several different ways though that you can invest in precious metals and if you are interested in the now old fashioned way of how you can invest in precious metals, by buying bullion, then there are some things that you need to know. Because there are a lot of dangers of investing in precious metal bullion, but also a lot of different advantages, let’s see what they might be.

The first thing that you need to take into account when it comes to buying precious metals would be to find the cheapest prices of precious metals before committing to anything. Precious metal premiums have been known to keep the prices of bullion gold, silver and platinum pretty high so makes sure that the precious metal dealer that you’ve selected has acceptible premiums. There is a difference also between investing in bullion and investing in precious metal stocks for example.

We mentioned this difference in passing not that long ago, but we haven’t explained in great detail what it is that makes paper precious metals less worthy of any investment. What basically we are talking about, when we say that investing in precious metals by either investing in stocks of mining companies, certificates and everything else it is that each one of these have a chance of permanently losing value. For example you do’t know what kind of decisions the management of a certain mine has made, and if you are not careful enough, it could be that the person who actually made the investment in your name has lost your money, or you found yourself in some kind of scam which is trying to take money from you.

Those who have seen the advantages of actually owning gold and have taken the necessary step in order not to lose any kind of value of gold should be safe. Investments made in paper will not come in handy if for whatever reason you need to have actual precious metals on your hand. For example there’s a situation when economiy tanks and dollar loses a lot of value, in such situations people will not take money, and paying with gold coins for life nessecities might occur. That would be one of the biggest advantages of precious metal bullion, and it should be everything that you need to push you over to investing in precious metals bullion, try it and see all the advantages that it has.

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Recycling precious metals – how to get paid the best prices possible

Not many people are aware of the fact that majority of gold that was mined from the ground is in fact still in circulation and it could very well be that gold that you are now in possession of on your hands, neck, ears or anywhere else that you might be wearing it, is in fact gold that was mined many, many year before. The way that this was made possible has probably something to do with the infatuation of people with gold. Out of all the precious metals, out of all the metals for that matter gold is one which is the most unique. Color would be the main thing that sets it apart from all the other precious metals, and it’s more than enough.

The yellow color that gold has makes it very attractive, to a lot of people today, not to mention to the people of the past when gold was fought over in wars. Due to people giving so much value and allure to gold, it has become a very desired thing to have, and that’s why very little people have decided to throw away their gold. Gold which has been mined a few thousands of years ago is still available today, for all the reason that we mentioned up until now. In the past it was kings and noble people that were gathering gold, in today’s modern world we have precious metals dealers like OC Cash for Gold which are taking care of gathering and recycling of gold.

Those who are not particularly interested in recycling gold and other precious metals for that matter, are probably forgetting about the fact that there’s actually something for those who are selling precious metals to dealers, and that is the fact that they will be paid a handsome amount of money. If you do decide to sell precious metal, regardless of what kind of shape and form the precious metals might be in, it’s possible to recover them from everywhere, you just need to make sure that you get paid a decent amount of money for what it is that you have to sell.

Even though this might not be the smartest thing saying to us our readers and potential customers, but we urge everyone to find a gold dealer that pays the best possible prices for precious metals. This coming from us could either mean that we are bluffing and hoping you to trust us that when we say that OC Cash For Gold has the best prices or it could mean that we really have the best prices and we are confident when we say to you to find better because you won’t find any and you’ll come back to us. We assure you that it’s the latter, and that you cannot find prices for gold, silver, palladium and platinum which are higher than our anywhere in the Orange County, and even further.

Dealer are collecting gold and they are either recycling precious metals themselves, if they are knowledgeable enough or they simply resell them to bigger precious metal recycling centers. A good sign of a dealer that pays more is the fact that it is purifying precious metals on its own, because he or she is able to sell gold or silver or whatever it is that you’ve sold at higher prices once that they are cleansed. Dealers which are only the middle man can get a lot less, that’s why they also pay less. OC Cash For Gold can recover gold from scrap jewelry, components and pretty much everything else where precious metals might be contained, so you can rest assure that we pay the highest prices possible, come visit us and see for yourself.

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Which precious metal to invest in?

Many people who are just starting up their precious metal investments and who haven’t made any kind of specific decisions into what kind of metals they want to invest in are probably having difficulties in picking the precious metals which is most suitable to them. The answer to the question, which precious metals is the best one to invest in depends on several different factors and it’s never the same, there’s no general answer which applies to every investor, because each precious metal has certain properties which make it more suitable for different investors, who in turn also have different possibilities and different wishes when it comes to investments.

What I’m talking about would be the fact that some investors might not have a lot of money to invest in. Some are only interested in investing in precious metals because they want to make quick profits, in other words they want to invest in precious metals that have the largest changes in their prices. Each one of these investment profiles will have to invest in different metals, because not all of them will be able to satisfy the needs of everyone. Gold for example is very expensive, and silver even though is very cheap, it’s price doesn’t have large fluctuations like that of gold, so you can’t technically make a lot of money off of it.

Let’s start with the basics, the precious metal which has been with us the longest, gold. Investing in gold is perfect for anyone who has larger amounts of money and who doesn’t need to have profits right away. Gold is very expensive and to partake in gold investment you’re gonna need to have a lot of money at your disposal. What this means is that a lot of people might not be able to invest in gold, seeing how price for gold per troy ounce, for the moment is around 1500$. If you don’t have money for at least several ounces, it’s will be very difficult to invest in gold. True there are bullion coins with half an ounce, even 0.1 ounce, but those are rare and investing in them is not as effective as investing with larger amounts, since the amount of gold is very small, the profits can’t be high either. Investing in gold funds is also not an option, because they require even more money to be invested sot hat you become a beneficiary.

What’s more important to know is that gold prices are known to fluctuate a lot and if you buy it at 1500 now, in the near future the price of it could go down significantly and you will lose money. On the other hand prices might also rise and you can make money, the important thing here is to know when to invest and when to sell gold, but that’s a whole different store. Bottom line is gold is for those who have a lot of money at their disposal for investments, and also for those who are willing to wait some time if the change in price happens and gold losses a lot of its value.

Moving on to the cheapest precious metal of them all, silver. Yes, silver is the cheapest precious metal, with its current price being less than 30$ per troy ounce. Investing is silver is more affordable, because of the previously mentioned fact that silver has very low prices. The reason why silver has low prices has everything to do with the fact that silver is not as attractive as gold, and also because gold is a lot more scarce. Due to these things silver investors don’t have to be as rich as those who are investing in gold, so all those who have less money but who would still like to invest in precious metals might want to take a look into silver. With a low price, silver is much more affordable to people who do not have a lot of money to invest. You can buy 1 Kilo silver bar for less money than what you would buy 1 ounce of gold. With such a large bar, even the slightest of differences in the price of silver will be noticed and you can make a lot of money by buying and selling silver. Since the price of silver sin’t as volatile as that of gold, to change for hundreds of dollars at a time, your investments are also a lot more safer from being affected with violent changes in prices.

Platinum and palladium are relatively new precious metals, especially when they are compared to silver and gold. Platinum and palladium were only discovered a few hundred of years ago. What’s more interesting is the fact that there even when they were discovered they weren’t considered to be very valuable, mainly because people thought that these metals were silver on the count of their similarity to the previously mentioned precious metals, the cheapest one of them all. Platinum is very similar to gold, even the price of platinum is very similar to that of gold as well as the changes that it experiences due to the various different factors which are influencing the supply and demand.

Since platinum and palladium have similar characteristics that gold has, investing in them is also not very favorable to those investors who do not have a lot of funds to use. Palladium though is not so expensive as platinum so you might have more luck with investing in palladium coins and bars than you would in platinum or gold for that matter. With a price of 700$ per troy ounce, price of palladium is much higher than silver, but it’s still less than either gold and palladium and if you are looking something in middle when it comes to prices, then palladium is what you need. For more price choices look into other metals from the platinum group, they are cheaper, despite of the fact that they are more scarce. Before making any final decisions, make sure that you inform yourself properly about every aspect of the precious metal that you wish to invest in, that’s the most important part.