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What Precious Metals Should I Buy?
What Precious Metals Should I Buy?

What Precious Metals Should I Buy? Major Considerations for What Precious Metals to Buy Sovereign bullion coins are most popular Precious Metals Bars and rounds are most cost-effective method of investing Modern numismatics are highly collectible and can increase in value Vintage numismati...

How Much Should I Buy?
How Much Should I Buy?

How Much Should I Buy? Main Concerns for Amounts of Precious Metals to Buy Many experts recommend putting 5-10% of your portfolio in Precious Metals You should consider all pros/cons and pertinent aspects to buying Precious Metals Up Next: What Precious Metals Should I Buy? ...

Why PCGS and NGC-Graded Coins Can Be Good Investments
Why PCGS and NGC-Graded Coins Can Be Good Investments

Why PCGS and NGC-Graded Coins Can Be Good Investments Published on 12/29/2021 by APMEX --> The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are the two top coin grading services in the world. They both work to ensure that any coin delivered to them is impartially...

What is the COMEX?
What is the COMEX?

What is the COMEX? Whether you are considering a Precious Metals purchase or you have already begun investing, it’s important to understand how COMEX operates and learn why it is the primary market for trading Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals. A BRIEF HISTORY OF COMEX Once known as Commodi...

Platinum Products for Beginners
Platinum Products for Beginners

Platinum Products for Beginners Published on 02/17/2020 by APMEX Platinum has become a popular Precious Metal to buy. Not only is it rare, but it is also priced below Gold. Platinum can be intimidating to buy, but there are Platinum products that are safe for those who have never bought Precious Metal. To in...

History of Silver Prices
History of Silver Prices

History of Silver Prices Published on 02/17/2020 by APMEX Although past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, looking at a Silver’s price history can potentially provide useful information. Going back to the mid-1970s, Silver was valued at less than $10 per ounce. The white meta...

Why Buy Platinum?
Why Buy Platinum?

Why Buy Platinum? When it comes to purchasing Precious Metals, Platinum is an extremely valuable option to consider. Platinum is considered one of the most valuable Precious Metals due to its rarity and essential value in both the economic and automotive industries. An increased demand for the Precious Metal ...

Guide to Investing in Palladium
Guide to Investing in Palladium

Guide to Investing in Palladium Published on 1/4/2022 by APMEX Gold and Silver receive plenty of attention in the world of Precious Metals. While this is certainly warranted, Palladium also has notable features and value. There is value in this Precious Metal because of its rarity and its uses in practical...

INVESTING IN PRECIOUS METALS

An investment in Precious Metals not only helps diversify your portfolio but also grows its value over time. Just like any other investment, it requires proper knowledge and research to determine the best course of action. Whether you have an interest in investing in Gold, Silver or other Precious Metals, there are valuable resources available to help you make an informed decision.

Investing does not have to be intimidating or confusing, APMEX is committed to helping you make the right decisions for your portfolio. Continue reading for insights on when to invest, reasons to incorporate Precious Metals into your portfolio, tips to understanding key marketing terms and navigating Precision Metals pricing.

WHEN TO INVEST IN PHYSICAL GOLD AND SILVER?

People from all walks of life invest in Precious Metals. From the Ancient Romans to modern-day numismatists, investing in Precious Metals has been common throughout history. All Precious Metals are valuable for various reasons, but their notoriety has become an important part of modern investment strategies, opening more non-traditional options.

REASONS PEOPLE INVEST IN PRECIOUS METALS

There are several reasons to consider investing in Precious Metals. APMEX provides informative articles as a resource for everyone, from novice buyers to experienced investors. Here are various reasons why people invest in Precious Metals:

  • Hedge against uncertain economic future
    Investing in Precious Metals can protect your investment and act as a hedge against inflation or other economic uncertainties. The unpredictable economy has made investing in Precious Metals especially popular in recent years.
  • Current price of metals
    Investors should stay on top of fluctuating Precious Metal prices, as it is the quintessential backbone to any purchase. Much like buying a car, you want to determine how the price affects the value of the car in the long-term. If it is priced too high, the value and investment may not be right. Seeing the historic prices of Precious Metals can give you a glimpse into the future of Precious Metals investing.
  • Amount of metal used in technology and equipment
    From Gold to Palladium, the practical uses for Precious Metals in technology and equipment is common. Supply and demand plays an important role in an investor's mentality. Specific uses can change based on geography and social factors, but the practical application in everyday life should not be overlooked.
  • Political or social factors
    Major world events can have an impact on global markets and affect investment behavior.
  • Coin and bullion investing
    There are other investors who purchase popular Precious Metals bullion for the sake of collecting. With so many commemorative sets and specific government mint programs today, there is a myriad of rare and collectible coins on the market.

There are multiple reasons people invest in Gold, Silver or other Precious Metals. Understanding why people invest in Precious Metals is one thing, but it is equally important to be educated on market terminology in order to fully comprehend your investment opportunities.

PRECIOUS METALS TERMINOLOGY AND MARKET TERMS

When investing in Precious Metals, understanding terminology is vital in formulating a sound investment strategy, but understanding how it is applied can take your investing to new levels.

PRECIOUS METALS INVESTING GUIDE

Learn how to get started, determine a budget, understand the right terminology and choose the right products. Making the right investment can have valuable long-term results. At APMEX, we want you to feel assured you have the knowledge and resources to make the best investment for your portfolio. We provide the tools and knowledge you need to make an informed investment. Visit our Precious Metals investment guide to learn more.

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