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Buy Gold And Silver – Tips For A Successful Diversification

July 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Silver Investment Basics

2008 was a very kind year for many gold and silver investors, and 2009 seems to be following suit for these first few months, with silver having recently broken the fifteen dollar mark. This certainly explains why the metal is becoming a more and more popular option amongst American investors.

While this is great news, it has also resulted in the recent decision by the US Mint to suspend not only their twenty dollar gold pieces, as you may already know, but several gold and silver coins and even a number of platinum and palladium investment pieces.

Luckily, for those who chose to buy gold and silver coins before the shortage led to the Mint’s suspensions, this high demand has played a huge role in gold and silver prices going up and up in recent months. The US Mint is allotting all available precious metal blanks to the investment coin programs in an effort to meet this unprecedented demand, but at least until they are ready to start selling the coins again, this news has proven once again that if you buy gold and silver, it could be the most stable and reliable form of investing available in the face of this recession.

For anyone who does buy gold and silver for the long term, we can’t predict where the metals will be in ten, twenty or thirty years, but historically, the trend has always been for gold and silver prices to continue steadily rising over time. The last year and a half or so have come as a surprise to many who are new to gold and silver investments, but to those of us who chose to buy gold and silver back when the dollar was going strong, it is only reasonable that the price is seeing a surge during this recession.

Unlike many investment options, precious metals are not usually subject to overnight jumps and crashes. Gold and silver investing may not be completely invulnerable to decline, but the tendency is for significant declines to be rare and over a period of time, essentially ineffectual, occurring less often than a total eclipse of the sun.

Our advice is for those of you currently holding coin investments to, first, count your lucky stars that you were smart enough to get in early, and then keep an eye on spot prices. The value of your favorite metals may continue growing, so if you’re hoping to buy a few more coins, do it now before the price climbs much higher in order to make certain that you reap the full benefits of the ever-climbing demand we’ve been seeing since 2008.

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