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How Do I Trade Precious Metals?

Gold has been valued for millennia. Archeologists believe Gold was first used as currency approximately 7,000 years ago! This far-reaching history helps us understand the enduring value of Gold. The Gold you own today is a form of tangible wealth that would be recognized by an Egyptian in 3000 BC or a Norman soldier in 1066. Today, we will use Gold as an example of how to deal with all of your Precious Metal holdings, since Gold is the most beloved and ubiquitous of all Precious Metals.

Buying Gold Online

Buying Gold is simple if you allow APMEX to assist you. In fact, buying Gold and other Precious Metals is as easy as buying anything else on the internet. What you may seek guidance on is when to buy Gold. Since Gold is an investment, your goal is to buy at the lowest possible price. There are many articles detailing how to get the most for your Precious Metal investment dollar, but the shorthand is always watch the market and buy low. APMEX has a great real-time Gold Price Chart for you to study. Look for an overall downturn in the market and when there is a dip, buy Gold. Spend only what you have planned to spend and buy only items you have researched from a reputable dealer. It really is that simple. The thing about Gold, or any Precious Metal, is that you may need to sell. That is slightly more involved, but still easy if you look to APMEX for guidance.

Part of the point of holding tangible Gold is security. Your physical Gold represents liquidity in an emergency as well as a long-term growth opportunity to build real wealth. You may wonder, what is the right course of action when or if the time comes to sell some of your Gold? To whom can you sell it? How do you know it’s the right time to sell? How do you safely trade Precious Metals?

APMEX is here to help you. We have a competitive buying program and an excellent customer service record should you wish to sell. We are also committed to helping you make the best investment decisions for your needs. Selling Gold at the right moment is an important part of maximizing your Precious Metals investment and we at APMEX want to assist you.

Liquidate Gold

If you or your family is facing an emergency, the immediate liquidity of Gold can be a comfort. What we’re here to discuss, though, is making the decision to sell part of your Gold holdings outside of an emergency situation. What are you looking for in the market? How do you time a sale properly? Something to consider is that while a quick spike of the Gold market may make a sale tempting, day-trading Gold is not an ideal strategy for building real wealth. Naturally, you will want to realize the highest possible profit, but a big surge is volatile and periods of volatility are best ridden out from afar.

Good times to sell Gold are when you:

  • have a specific plan for the cash you will realize, such as a down payment on a home.
  • are physically outgrowing your storage. Serious collectors or investors may need to trim their holdings to fit their space, as proper stewardship of Gold can in itself be an expense.
  • need to bring your Gold holdings to a specific number of items or ounces for the purposes of estate planning or similar.

When you are serious about selling some of your Gold, watch the spot price for a gentle upward trend that shows growth but not volatility. On an upward swing, sell. Selling Precious Metals to APMEX is as easy as setting up a free online account and then calling us at (800) 375-9006. We look forward to assisting you.

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