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3 Reasons Every Investment Portfolio Needs Gold

Dec 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals, Investing, gold

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Gold is your wealth portfolio’s insurance policy. Just like you wouldn't own a home without insurance, you shouldn't have a portfolio without gold. Owning gold bullion or coins is not about making a huge profit, it is about minimizing risk to the downside. Still not sure if adding gold to your investment portfolio is for you? Here’s a few things to consider:

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Precious Metal Collapse Shows Bright Spot With Silver-coin Shortage

Oct 1, 2015 10:05:42 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals

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(Reporting by Marcy Nicholson in New York, A. Ananthalakshmi in Singapore and Jan Harvey in London.)

The global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand.

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The Price Of Gold Gets “Curiouser And Curiouser!”

Aug 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals

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If gold were allowed to trade freely, it would be priced at a significantly higher level than where it is now.  The problem is that a rising price of gold would signal to a large portion of the population that something is drastically wrong with the U.S. financial, economic and political system.

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History of the United States Mint

May 22, 2015 10:01:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals

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You probably touch and see coins every day, but when was the last time you stopped to think about where they came from? The coins that are in your car, wallet, or sitting on your nightstand have a rich history behind them, as does the place they were made. Although the United States Mint is fairly new compared to other Mints around the world, it has still undergone many changes in its lifetime.

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Why the United States Abandoned the Gold Standard

Apr 3, 2015 9:02:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals

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Throughout history, gold has always played an important role in the international monetary system. The earliest known use of gold was in 645 B.C. in Lydia (present-day Turkey). At that time, gold was part of a naturally occurring compound known as electrum, which the Lydians used to make coins. By 560 B.C., they figured out how to separate the gold from the silver, thus creating the first truly gold coin.

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6 Of The Most Popular Gold Bullion Coins

Mar 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals

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If you're new to investing in precious metals, you're probably overwhelmed with all of the options available to you. There are many ways to invest in precious metals, but one of the most popular methods is a physical investment, meaning you physically own the piece of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium. The most traditional way to do this is to invest in bullion. Bullion is typically priced according to its weight with small premiums above the gold bullion price. If you're new to investing or looking to expand your portfolio, here are six of the most popular gold bullion coins to invest in:

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Precious Metals

Feb 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals, Investing

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The idea of investing in precious metals is appealing for many different reasons. For one, who wouldn't want to turn their existing money into more money? Additionally, investing in precious metals is a stable investment that has been known to hold its value better than paper currency. Over the years, precious metals have helped protect peoples' assets from the unstable financial market and have given people an opportunity to help people better prepare for their retirement.
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