When you invest in Precious Metals through a company like APMEX, you take actual physical possession of the Precious Metal. You’re not getting a piece of paper tied to the value of the metal. You’re not buying a share of stock in a company that mines or manufactures the metal. Instead, you actually own the Gold, the Silver or the other Precious Metal.
You can touch it. You can feel it.
This Gold bar, for instance, contains ten ounces of pure, four-nines (.9999 fine) Gold – an investment of well over $16,000. Yet it’s so small, you can easily carry it in your pocket.
This Gold bar represents a significant investment that you need to store, protect and insure. Some people have the space and the desire to keep their Precious Metals investments at home. Others would rather assign responsibility for taking care of their Precious Metals to someone else.
For those people, APMEX launched a wholly owned subsidiary called Citadel.
Citadel has an exclusive arrangement with Brink's, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious providers of safe, secure and insured storage. This storage is available for any Precious Metals purchase from APMEX.
It costs nothing to set up a Citadel account. And you are under no obligation to ever use that account.
When you begin storing your Precious Metals, you will only pay a small storage fee. The cost is very reasonable — about the same as the management fees of a Precious Metals ETF. But unlike an ETF, the Gold and Silver items in the vault actually belong to you. You own the items. And you can take possession of the items anytime you want.
You can view your inventory on the Citadel website twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You can also track the value of your holdings on the Citadel website, just as you track the value of any other investment you might make.
In short, you get the convenience of investing in paper instruments with the security of owning actual, physical Gold.
At APMEX, we’re here to help individuals and families protect their hard-earned assets. We make it easy for any investor to affordably diversify their portfolios with Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.
And with Citadel, APMEX makes it easy to safely and securely store those investments.