Gold and silver bullion dealer explains how investing in precious metals can help you achieve financial security and stability
Investing in gold and silver bullion is a novel concept to most people. Throughout human history however, precious metals like gold, silver, platinum and palladium have served numerous purposes from industrial applications to stores of wealth and even the basis for a nation’s currency.
In fact, the United States’ currency was based entirely on gold up until 1913 and remained somewhat linked to gold until 1971. As a result, the nation’s economy as a whole and the value of its currency remained relatively stable.
Historically, precious metals like gold and silver bullion have not suffered the boom and bust cycle prevalent in many other forms of investment. If you own a home or invest in the stock market, you know what we’re talking about here.
And that’s the #1 reason among many others to consider investing in precious metals – stability.
There are a multitude of reasons why precious metals like gold and silver bullion, platinum and palladium remain stable while other investments fluctuate wildly. First, precious metals have intrinsic value, meaning they contain something people find value in. Regardless of the general economic condition, people will always find value in precious metals.
Consider investing in American Gold Eagles, the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Gold used in making the Gold Eagles must be mined in the US, according to the Gold Bullion Act of 1985. Each American Gold Eagle is guaranteed for weight, purity and content by the US Government.
Many modern industrial processes also utilize gold, silver and platinum for the production of electronics since these metals’ conductivity is unrivaled.
But why is now a good time to invest in gold and silver bullion?
With the U.S. economy still vulnerable after the worst recession in a generation, gold and silver bullion and coins offer a refuge from the turbulence of equity markets and other forms of investment based in U.S. dollars.
Since the U.S. dollar is a complete fiat currency backed by nothing, it has no intrinsic value. The only thing that gives it value is people’s willingness to continue to use it as a medium of exchange. But since the U.S. dollar is essentially worthless paper or digits on a computer, the central bank can create as many dollars they see fit which in the process, devalues every other dollar in circulation.
Gold and silver bullion is one of the few investments that offer a refuge from any potential devaluation in the U.S. dollar. In fact, the price of gold and the U.S. dollar often shares an inverse relationship…when one goes up, the other goes down.
And not only is gold and silver bullion an excellent investment vehicle to preserve wealth, bullion bars and coins make great gifts for friends and family.
Investing in and purchasing gold and silver bullion is really easy too…start by contacting gold and silver bullion dealers at Provident Metals today and learn how you can take steps to preserve your wealth through one of the most stable assets in all of human history – in short, gold and silver bullion represents one of the most valuable and transferable forms of money that ever existed.
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