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Silver is the best investment

The National Inflation Association says Silver is the best investment.

In our opinion, investing into silver is the only sure way to tremendously increase your purchasing power over the next ten years.

Throughout world history, only ten times more silver has been mined than gold. If you go back about 1,000 years ago between the years 1000 and 1250, gold was worth ten times more than silver worldwide. From year 1250 to 1792, the gold to silver ratio slowly increased from 10 to 15 and the Coinage Act of 1792 officially defined a gold to silver ratio of 15. The ratio remained at 15 until forty-two years later when the ratio was increased in 1834 to 16, where it remained until silver was demonetized in 1873.

The gold to silver ratio remained between 10 and 16 for 873 years! It is only over the past 100 years that the gold to silver ratio has averaged 50. History will look back at the artificially high gold to silver ratio of the past century as an anomaly, caused by the dollar bubble and the world being deceived into believing that fiat currencies are real money, when in fact they’re all an illusion. Next decade, the fiat currency experiment will end badly in a currency crisis. The wealthiest people will be those who bought silver today and were smart enough to research and pick the best silver mining stocks.

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While the vast majority of the gold ever produced remains sitting in vaults, 95% of the silver produced has been consumed by industry for thousands of applications in such tiny amounts that most of it will never be recycled and seen on the market again. Nobody knows the exact above ground supply of silver today, but most likely it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 billion ounces. That’s a total worldwide market value of only $17.4 billion, when the world has over $7 trillion in foreign currency reserves, mostly in fiat currencies that they will need to diversify out of due to rampant inflation.

Besides the fact that the world has been ignoring the monetary value of silver, silver prices are artificially low due to a large concentrated naked short position. It’s not a coincidence that the day silver reached its multi-decade high of over $21 per ounce in March of 2008, was the same day Bear Stearns failed. Bear Stearns was a holder of a massive short position in silver. In our opinion, this was likely a naked short position because there is nobody in the world who owns such a large amount of silver for Bear Stearns to have borrowed.

The reason why we believe the Federal Reserve was so eager to orchestrate a bailout of Bear Stearns, is because Bear Stearns was on the verge of being forced to cover their silver short position. Because the silver market is so small and tightly held, if Bear Stearns was forced to cover their short position, silver prices could’ve potentially rose to $50 per ounce or higher overnight. The world would’ve seen how economically unstable our country is and confidence in the U.S. dollar would’ve rapidly deteriorated. JP Morgan still holds the silver short position they inherited from Bear Stearns. The concentrated naked short position in silver today is the largest short position in the history of all commodities, as a percentage of its market size. Eventually, JP Morgan will have to cover this short position or it could jeopardize their existence.

The best evidence that the short position in silver is naked and not backed by real silver, is the differential between what silver trades for on the Comex and what real people are willing to pay for physical silver on eBay. Every hour on eBay, there are dozens of one ounce silver coins selling for approximately $25. That’s about a 43% premium over the current spot price of silver. With so much demand for physical silver, we doubt the silver shorts in the paper market will be able to manipulate prices downward for much longer. A major short squeeze could be right around the corner and silver could take off in a way that shocks even those who are most bullish.

Keeping Your Money Safe When the SHTF

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When life is going on seemingly normal, you’re probably not too concerned about having your money kept in a bank. However, when the SHTF, a bank will not be the safest place to keep it.

When to Withdraw Your Money from a Bank

Most people think about the convenience of keeping money in a bank and they don’t dwell on the risks. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks – and plenty of them. If you look at what happened in Greece and other countries in the not too distant past, you’ll see what happened to people when the banking system failed.

banking crisisThe banks simply shut down and limited how much of their own money people could have. People were left scrambling to figure out how to buy necessities, how to take care of themselves and people who’d traveled outside the country struggled with having the means to return home since they couldn’t access their money.

When your money is in a bank, you’re not the one who decides whether or not you’ll always have access to it. And if the government needs it, it can simply take it. When a bank gets in trouble, the money in accounts can be seized.

The time to withdraw your money from your account is the moment you know that a SHTF situation is imminent. Don’t wait and see what the government is going to do or what everyone else is going to do.

The only person who can make sure you and your family get taken care of is you. And always have money on hand to tide you over for months at a time, even if you leave some funds in the banking system.

Better Money Safe Options

If you have your money in a bank account, it can be taken. If you try and store it in a safety deposit box, it can also be taken. Just because it’s in a bank doesn’t mean you’ll have access to it or that you’ll always have ownership of it when you need it.

If your bank were to shut down for several days – or worse, for months – how could you get by? In a SHTF situation, it’s always best to have your money where you can get to it when you need it.

You can use a safe at home to protect your money, but you want to make sure you don’t make it easily visible or accessible to anyone but you. Never buy a grab and carry safe.

If you can snatch it up and go, so can a thief. Instead, use a safe that you can permanently fix to a spot. Have more than one safe because you never want to keep all your eggs in one basket.

Divide your money up between two or three safes for the best bet. Some survivalists use a cheaper safe and leave it where it can be seen. They’ll put a little bit of money in that safe so that if a thief does break in, he thinks he’s taken everything and he won’t search for more.

You can also place your money in airtight, waterproof containers and bury it. But only do this if you’ll be able to get to it when you need it. You can bury some on your immediate property and some on a bug out location.

Where to Hide Your Money

Besides a hidden safe, there are several other places you can hide your money. You can hide money inside your walls by hiding it inside a vent. You can tuck money away in your attic inside of old toys or tucked inside the hollowed out center of an old hardback book that you stack with a few other books.

Hide money in the insulation in your attic, basement or garage. You can also put money in separate envelopes and tape them underneath kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or to the back of appliances.

You can get a waterproof container and hide money in your toilet tank. Some people hide money inside of food containers that they store inside their refrigerator or in the freezer.

Some people hide money inside of their medicine cabinet but in SHTF situations, medicine might be in short supply, and thieves will be looking for medicine. So choose a different hiding spot of you’ve been using this one.

If you have pets, you can tape money to the bottom of a dog kennel, a dog dish or a cat climbing house. Burying money in the soil of houseplants makes a great hiding place. Just make sure you use a waterproof container.

You could have several houseplants and have money stashed in each pot. Take the photos out of frames and tape money to the cardboard backing on the inside. Replace the photo and set the frame back in its original spot. Thieves don’t pay attention to family photos.

Hiding money in canisters or cookie jars can be an option, but thieves have been known to search kitchen canisters because they’re an obvious hiding place. It’s better to seal money in an envelope and tape it to the back of your refrigerator than to use a canister or cookie jar.

Tape money to the inside of CD cases, movie cases or workout videos. You can also place rolled up money inside hollow towel rods and hang them as usual in your bathrooms.

Buy lamps with dark colored bases. Lamps with white or light colored bases will sometimes show if there’s something inside of it. Unscrew the bottom of the dark base lamp and place money inside. When you put it back together, you can’t see the money.

You can also place money on the inside bottom of couch cushions, zip them closed and use as normal. There are endless ways to hide cash in your home. Of course, it’s then fragile in the event of a fire or flood, so take precautions with that.

What Bill Denominations Should You Keep on Hand When the SHTF?

When life on the grid is suddenly disrupted, life as you know it will be thrown into chaos. Without electricity, the world will be a different place. In a SHTF situation, the way that currency is handled and the way money changes hands during transactions is going to cease.

Without electricity and normal banking, your debit card and your credit cards are going to be virtually worthless. Not having any cash won’t be an option – not if you want to survive.

cashYou need to have cash on hand so that you can take care of the needs that you’ll have. But how you store that cash, how much of it you have and what types of bill denominations to have will all matter.

Most people have the mindset that bigger is better. They believe that storing rolls of hundreds of fifty dollar bills will see them through any SHTF situation. But you have to think the opposite of a normal day to day buying and selling transaction.

In normal life, you can easily use a larger bill. But in a SHTF situation, having larger bills could be of almost no value to you. Without normal ways to bank, you and those who do business as well as other survivors aren’t going to have access to change and smaller denominations.

That means your big bills won’t be usable. You don’t want to try to buy something you need and be unable to have it because the other person can’t break a bill that large. In this situation, even a twenty dollar bill can be too big. While it’s okay to have some tens, don’t stock up on those.

What you really want to stock up on are plenty of five dollar bills, ones and coins. This way, you can easily have bills small enough to be acceptable by others when you need to conduct business.

What some survivalists are doing right now is exchanging large bills for smaller ones and then hiding those smaller denominations in safe places around their home. Rolls of coins can easily be hidden throughout your home as well.

Why People Get Gold and Silver for SHTF Situations

The world is headed for a crisis because history has shown that SHTF situations have already happened and are continuing to happen. As these situations occur, society starts to break down in various areas and sometimes all at once, from electrical to housing to financial.

That’s why it’s better to get gold and silver for SHTF situations. There could very well come a day when your money will be of no value. Or you won’t be able to use it at all. The world could head back to the times when the only thing you can use to get what you need to survive is gold and silver.

While banking systems have failed, while the currency rate does drop, gold and silver have track records of holding steady in value. Plus, these metals come in handy when it comes down to bartering if necessary.

Even when the value of paper currency and coin is bottom of the barrel, metals like gold and silver will always be in demand. It’s a good investment to have gold and silver on hand in preparation.

When society collapses as it’s shown to occur already in several countries and even in isolated incidents in the United States, you want something that’s going to last for the long haul.

Most people think that once society is gone, it’s gone. But people are resilient and eventually rebuilding society will happen. Your gold and silver will not lose its value during a SHTF situation and will remain valuable when society is rebuilt.

When there’s a major collapse in society, every kind of paper currency is at risk for becoming useless. The government will no longer support the banking system and the you won’t be able to access funds.

Those who have direct deposit won’t be able to get any money. As the currency spirals into worthlessness, the value of silver and gold will skyrocket as it becomes the new go-to means of buying and selling.

If you want to provide for yourself and your family, you’ll want to invest in these precious metals immediately. In the event of a SHTF situation, gold and silver will become the main currency.

You can buy these precious metals in two forms. Either in bars or in coins. When you stock up on the coin form, they’re acceptable forms of currency. The face value of the coin will depend on the weight of the precious metal in the coin.

For example, if you purchase a 1 ounce gold coin, the face value is $50. Remember though, that face value is different from market value.

What to Barter with Instead of Money

Since money might not be an option during a SHTF situation, you need to have another way to get what you need in place. The world works on a supply and demand system. If you have what you need and then some, you can always trade what you have for what someone else needs.

During times where there’s a crisis situation, it will serve you well to be prepared with items that others are going to need. Most people aren’t going to be prepared with the tools that need, so having tools on hand to barter with is a good idea.

You’ll also want to have extra staples to use for bartering. This includes items like flour, sugar, salt, and coffee. Personal items like toilet paper, shampoo, feminine hygiene items, and razors are items others will be willing to trade to get.

Stock up on food extras like canned goods, baby formula, tea, cooking oil, and canned meats. You’ll also want to have a supply of medicines you can barter. This would be items like ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-histamines, antibiotics, and antacids.

First aid items are also good trade supplies to have. Batteries, flashlights, ammo, and fishing items are always in high demand during a SHTF crisis. Some people stock up on luxury items too, such as alcohol and cigarettes.

Physically Protecting Your Money from Theft

During a SHTF crisis, if you have it, you can bet someone else wants to try to take it – someone who didn’t prepare and now they’re desperate. You can hide your money in a home safe.

You can stash it in various containers and locations. Hiding money and locking it away is a good, preventative measure. But sometimes, even if you’ve hidden your money, you find yourself in a situation where you’re going to have to physically protect your money from theft.

protectionYou’re going to have to decide if it’s worth the fight or not. You can determine if it is or not by whether the money the thief wants is all you have or if it’s a substantial amount. If it is, then you need to do what you have to for yourself.

If the other person is not armed, then you can physically push back against them and keep pushing until they see that you’re not giving up without a fight. Sometimes, all it takes is for a person to be willing to defend what’s his to make a thief back off.

If you’re where you can be able to run from the room, then you can hit the intruder with pepper spray. That alone will incapacitate most people. If you don’t want to use lethal weapons, and the intruder becomes pushy, you can use a baseball bat – but if you do that, you’ll have to swing hard enough to take down the thief.

Otherwise, he might be able to wrestle the bat away from you. Try to hit the thief in areas of the body where it’ll inflict the most pain such as the face or the groin. If it becomes a life or death situation, you may have to use lethal force.

A Look At Gold As the Standard for Currency

When you hear the term ‘gold standard’, you are likely hearing about the International Gold Standard. This was established in the late 1800s after a silver crisis in England which ended with the U.S. suspending all silver payments. In 1871, the first gold standard was established by Germany, and within three decades, nearly all countries with big economies had established similar systems.

With the onset of the First World War, the gold standard reached an initial crisis. Britain had moved from it to a fiat standard, due to the huge cost that was involved in fighting the war. With the Treaty of Versailles, which set conditions for Germany’s surrender, Germany was forced to turn over (as reparations), the bulk of its gold supply to the winning countries. This left Germany without enough gold to maintain it, thus giving them no other option than to switch to a fiat currency system.

The U.S. and most other major economies abandoned the gold standard by the mid Twenties. The official demise of the standard came in 1933 when those nations using the gold standard failed to come to an agreement on the value of gold. Following WWII, the Bretton Woods Agreement would govern the value of currency, until 1972, when the free-floating currency era began. Gold lost its status as the basis for reserve accounting for central banks.

The gold standard, initially, allowed for the expansion of trade around the world, but it was problematic. Gold supplies grew much more slowly than the global economy, which made the gold standard highly deflationary. For example, in the U.S., periods of deflation that lasted for as long as fourteen years were seen when the economy switched to the it. It is also possible for local distortions of value to be realized. Such was the case when the Irish found it more profitable to export potatoes to England rather selling them domestically, which led to what became known as the Great Potato Famine.

What The Gold Price Means To A Nation

Gold coinNowadays, it is possible to obtain the latest gold price by reading the financial press as well as from network news programs, though for more than two decades this was something that hardly elicited any interest, leave alone being reported. Mostly, the gold price was either quite steady or it kept falling; things have changed since then, and since 2001, there has been quite a lot of interest been shown in gold price which has been heading north resulting in the price reaching more than one thousand dollars per ounce, and many more people are finding it an attractive investment to make.

Depends On The Strength Or Weakness Of The Dollar

The gold price is directly related to how strong or weak is the US dollar, and the steady upward movement of gold price from around two hundred fifty dollars in 2001 to the present levels of more than one thousand dollars has made gold very attractive to investors as well as speculators. However, even though many people have made money through this means, it should not be taken for granted that gold, when purchased, will definitely be a sound investment because you won’t earn interest on it and the quality is fixed as well making it static and not like other good investments.

What you can be sure of is that the gold price will only change according to how cheap or expensive is the paper money that we use which is in this instance the US dollar. Thus, purchasing gold is more to do with having some form of protection against a currency that is going to depreciate rather than being a great investment.

Dollar CollapseSo, it is safe to say that when the gold price shoots up, there is reason to be concerned about the future of the major currency, and if the gold price is especially high, then there is even more reason for concern about the paper money’s value. At present valuation, the gold price fetches over one thousand dollars per ounce as compared to the twenty dollars it took to buy the same amount of gold way back in 1934.

Also, the gold price which is going upwards really shows a lack of confidence in the central bank as well as the paper currency, and the gold price that we are witnessing today reflects a certain uneasiness with the increased supply of money and also the deficits in budgets as well as in trade as too for liabilities that are not funded, and most of all, the inability of the country’s governing bodies to bring runaway spending back to control.

Facts about Gold Bullion

Gold bullion is officially recognized gold in the form of bars that is at least 99.5% pure. The common misconception is that gold can only be in this form. In reality, bullion means any refined and stamped weight of refined precious metal. Traditionally, gold is kept in the form of coins or bars. In olden days, it was in the form of coins; in modern times, it is stored in the form of bars.

SilverSaver(R) - Save Physical Silver and GoldGold bullion has always been considered to be a good hedge against inflation and spiraling prices. Monetary reserves of a nation are always kept in the central banks, in the form of gold bullion. One always imagines bricks of gold stored safely in Fort Knox! The gold owned by governments and central banks are known as “London good delivery” gold bullion bars. They weigh approximately four hundred troy ounces, and are refined and cast into bars by the various private refiners in different parts of the world. It is then accepted for delivery to London and other major precious metal markets of the world…

Gold bullion can be bought by anyone as a recognized weight and fineness of gold. It is purchased at the current price of gold with an additional cost for refining, fabricating, and shipping to the purchaser. This is an international symbol of financial value that has withstood the test of time

Putting Gold Bullion To Use

The metal is dense, so relatively small physical quantities of gold bullion represent enormous values. The material requires only minimal maintenance, and will not change in appearance if kept with reasonable care. It is recognized for its value all over the world, and transcends barriers of culture. It is especially useful in emerging countries, because its value does not diminish with political or economic uncertainties.

Gold bullion is the best security or collateral that one can offer. Everyone from individuals in trouble to large countries can use their stocks of gold bullion to raise cash at short notice. It is possible to add to gold bullion proportions of an estate just as easily as the material is to sell. Liquidity with enduring value may seem to be a utopian dream, but it is an everyday reality with gold bullion. It is a material that is worth building up over time, and constitutes the most reliable way of transferring value to your descendants. This may be why some communities with origins in ancient civilizations consider gold to be almost sacred, and something to buy at regular intervals.

Buying and Selling Gold at the Right Moment

Among all the precious metals, gold is the most widely accepted as an investment. Gold has long been used as a hedge against economic downturn, massive government deficits, unemployment, inflation, war, and social unrest. In the past, investors rarely considered gold for any financial portfolio because the other financial instruments were doing so well. But, with the stock market undergoing a rollercoaster ride over the last five to six years, many people are now starting to consider investing in gold.

With all that’s happening in the global economy, people are beginning to recognize the need to have a mixture of investments in order to handle the inherent risks of all financial projects. In times of economic crisis, investors generally turn to two kinds of “safety refuge” to park their money – the U.S. dollar and gold. While the U.S. dollar has been the popular refuge of choice of investors for generations, gold has been seen as the ultimate hedge against economic instability. Gold investing, however, requires proper management to make consistent profits and mind-blowing leverages. Learning the ropes of gold investment management can be quite difficult at first. But, if you know how the value of gold is affected by changes in economic conditions, this part is not a hard nut to crack.

First, you have to know that the value of dollar is inversely proportional to gold. When the dollar is strong and the economy is on the rise, the prices of gold tend to plummet. On the other hand, when the dollar is weak due to surging national debt, increased foreclosure rates, devastating natural disasters, war, etc. the prices of gold tend to skyrocket. Gold investment management requires that you know when is the right time to sell your gold or buy gold based on the circumstances.

Selling Gold during Bad Economy

If you have already invested in a lot of gold, perhaps one of your concerns is whether the moment is right to start selling it. Indeed, it’s very tempting to sell gold when the price is high. However, good management of gold investments means holding your horses during severe recession. Why? Because even though you can sell your gold at higher rates compared to when you bought it, economic crisis reduces the number of people who are willing to spend money on gold. What is more, even if you get some people interested in buying your precious metal, they’ll most likely negotiate and ask you to cut down the price. Hence, a rising price is not a good reason to sell gold.

So, when is the best time to sell gold? Only you can determine the “best time” to sell your precious metal. But generally, it will really depend on your purpose for holding gold and your individual situation. Most investors’ purpose for holding gold is to retain their asset value. Given that you have the same purpose, when life throws you a curveball which forces you to utilize some of your assets, then it’s a good time to sell your gold. In a nutshell, gold investment management means selling gold not based on the price but on the purpose.

Buying Gold During Tough Financial Times

If you’re curious whether buying gold in the middle of credit crunch is a good idea, here’s a tip – the best time to buy gold is when everybody else is not interested to buy. Even though gold prices are steadily increasing in the presence of economic collapse, this commodity can be easily found among investors. Because the price is great, many are willing to sell. Because many are willing to sell, you can easily negotiate for a lower price and hence, increase your investments. Just as what Warren Buffett once said, “You can’t buy what is popular and do well.” Again, the best time to buy gold is when no one wants to buy.

Gold investment management basically revolves around these concepts. Investing in gold is a surefire way to grow your asset. If you’ve invested in gold and yet you’re not sure how to handle your investment matters properly, you can always obtain advice from financial experts who are knowledgeable about managing gold investments in the current economy.

Some Investment Points in Devising a Gold Investment Plan

Those who want to dabble into gold investing as part of their financial portfolio need to plan their investments carefully. A gold investment plan will work well to maximize yields within a specific time frame in which a person wants to realize his financial goals.

Devising a plan can be done individually or with the help of an expert such as a personal financial planner or an investment advisor. Understanding gold as it is used in personal investing is also an important aspect of any investment plan. It is essential to gain knowledge about how different investment products involving gold can serve various purposes for investors. Once the basics are covered and the resources are made available, a workable investment plan can easily be set into action.

When you invest, you put in a certain amount of funds with expectations for some future gain. This is quite different from savings as only a slight gain can be expected in exchange for the liquidity and security these products offer. Any investment presents risks, usually tagged low, medium, and high. The lower the risk, the lower the potential yields are likely to be. Inversely, investments with higher risks also present higher potential yields. Investment instruments that are high risk would not go well for investors who do not have much to invest and has low appetite for risks. The best investment options for these kinds of investors would be those that are likely to preserve their value over time and are not subject to much volatility.

Any plan would have to be devised in such a way that the potential yields are aligned with the financial goals of the investor. This means that any investment instrument should be chosen based on its ability to meet the investor’s target portfolio size within a specific time frame. Long-term investments with guaranteed yields would fit younger investors looking to accumulate funds for their retirement fund. Those who are a little more mature in age and have a shorter time frame in mind would most likely be in the market for instruments that can give high yields within a short period. Unfortunately, high yielding short-term investment products require larger cash or investment outlay. It is common to put together a combination of investment instruments in an investment plan to meet an investor’s financial goals.

One of the best investment options that you can put your money in today is gold. Gold and gold-related investments have consistently outperformed other investment instruments over the past years.

While there is no certainty as to the what the future holds, investment experts and financial analysts project gold to continue with the same upward trend in the coming years. Having a gold investment plan as part of your financial portfolio planning would definitely be an advantage especially since currency pressures, government deficits, and external debts are rocking global economies at present.

You may combine different products in your investment plan based on your investment appetite and financial goals. You can opt to buy gold bars or gold certificates, allocate a certain part of your IRA towards investments in gold, or take a more active stance by trading gold funds and gold company stocks. Always be guided with a good strategy that will allow you to maximize yields on your investment without exposing you to investment risks you might not be ready to handle.

Numerous options for buying gold online have appeared in recent years. For example, you can purchase gold on a regular basis depending on your budget. Opening a SilverSaver® account takes just 10 minutes. There is no paperwork to send, and as soon as your account is verified, you can schedule purchases to begin immediately.

Trading gold company shares in the stock market and investing in gold exchange traded funds takes a little more work than simply purchasing gold bars and certificates. Even as expert investors and traders can work on gut feel, it is not necessarily a guarantee that you will benefit from any impulsive investment decisions with regard to gold. It takes some understanding of the market and some fundamental analysis to be able to successfully navigate the realm of gold investing.

At the very least, investors should be able to follow rules and read indicators. This simply means that you have to know when to buy and when to sell using data of past performance and trends in price values. Some investors who do not want to worry about learning about the technicalities of the trade can turn to expert gold trading advisors or get reliable gold traders to help them with their gold investment plan. These services, however, may come with expenses like subscription fees, commissions, and other charges.

Protect Your Wealth with Gold

The popularity of owning physical gold and silver is on the rise and people are now becoming more aware of how important it is to possess these time tested precious metals.

Because of the current status of the global economy investing in anything other than paper money makes sense. Gold has long been a great long term strategy for the simple reason that it never loses its value. During the last few years the gold market has grow to more than triple in value. This can be attributed to the stability of the metal in the face of economic recession. When the global economy started to go down, traders and investors turned to gold; causing gold prices to increase.

I believe it’s smart to only buy physical gold and silver as opposed to stocks, ETF’s, and other paper assets. The value of gold is based on it purity and weight. Besides gold bullion, many gold coins have a collector’s value attached to it, which can add to the gold’s value.

The American Eagle Gold Coin

The American Eagle gold coin series debuted in 1986. The obverse of the Gold American Eagle was originally designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens for the 1907-1933 $20.00 U.S. Double Eagle gold coin. The reverse of the American Gold Eagle coin features a nest of American eagles, signifying the strength and security of American families. Its stately appearance and proud symbolism make the Gold American Eagle one of the world’s most popular gold coins. Gold prices fluctuate, but the popularity of the U.S. Gold Eagle coins only increases.

How You can Start Accumulating Silver and Gold

Silver Saver was designed to provide an easy and safe way for people to save in silver and gold, insured and stored at a highly secured, independent non-bank depository located in Delaware. Once you have saved enough for a minimum delivery, you can have your silver and gold delivered to you.

When you set up an automatic saving schedule (e.g weekly, monthly, etc.) with Silver Saver, each time you save, our Instant Rebate program automatically deposits 20% of the premium to your account in silver. SilverSaver provides you with your own Silver Rewards link or Share-Code that you can give others when they sign-up to save. Once they do, an amount equivalent to 50% of the premium for their transactions is added to your account in silver or gold each time they save.

Why Buy Gold Online?

Gold is the perhaps the most valuable and investor friendly metal ever. It is accepted all over the world regardless of country and currency. Gold is a universally accepted trading product. Gold is a powerful demand growing by the day. Buying gold online has become a wonderful stage for investing with the goal to increase your wealth. There are a lot of reliable websites that provide assistance when it comes to buying gold online.

Buying gold online gives you the chance to invest in a wider market. The gold market changes regularly and the prices are almost constantly fluctuating. When buying gold online you can be updated on the real time gold prices. Buying gold online does not demand your constant attention and time, unlike any other businesses where it requires your constant attention. Gold trading is relatively safer for both short-term and long-term investments. Because of these reasons, many people have shifted to buying gold online.

Gold can be seen in two ways, it can be an additional investment that adds color and authority to your market and investment portfolio along with your other investments. You can also view gold as a stable commodity in the trading and investing market.

I don’t recommend gold exchange trade funds (ETF’s) which are funds designed to track the price of gold. While these can be traded easily like stocks, you should instead insist on only buying physical gold.

Once you have made a decision buy gold, it is essential that you find a trustworthy and knowledgeable source to buy from. ISN Modern Coins is one of the largest modern coin dealers headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. ISN Modern Coins is known for exceptional talent, world-class service, extremely competitive pricing and the ability to provide our clients with a wide range of numismatic choices.

All coins at ISN are certified and graded by either NGC “Numismatic Guarantee Corporation” or PCGS “Professional Coin Grading Service” as these are the only two trusted third party certification companies industry wide with decades of numismatic and coin grading experience.

Consequences of Collapse: Access to Critical Medicines Is Disappearing in Greece

When a nation goes into economic crisis the paradigm to which its people have become accustomed begins to deteriorate. Access to critical supplies becomes difficult, sometimes immediately. In the case of Greece, which has been dealing with a loss of confidence in its debt instruments and economic policy, the collapse of life as Greeks know it has taken place over the last several years.

While we have been fortunate enough to avoid as severe a calamity here in the United States, many of the forecasts put forth by ourselves and others regarding the effects of an economic collapse are already taking place in Europe, namely Greece. In the midst of the Greek panic in 2010, for example, as Greece’s meltdown was in full swing and the people scrambled to get out of paper currencies, the price of gold, which was trading for around $1100 an ounce in the global commodity exchange marketplace, soared to over $1700 an ounce on the streets of Greece. In recent months, as Greece implements austerity measures and the unemployment rate sky rockets, its people have lost the ability to engage in traditional commerce because, simply put, they have no tangible income or money to do so. As a result, we’ve begun seeing a barter society emerge all over the country, making it possible for some people to directly exchange labor for consumptive goods and service.

When things get bad – and they will – the most essential items necessary for survival will disappear first. As currencies collapse, financial market destabilize and economies come to a standstill, critical supplies like food and medicine will become difficult to acquire at any price. This is exactly what is now taking place in Greece, where access to life-saving drugs and even common over-the-counter medicines like aspirin is becoming a tragedy where the losses will be measured not in Dollars or Euros, but lives.

Read more of the article written by Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com
January 12th, 2012

What You Need to Know About Trading Gold for Cash

A lot of people are looking for ways to trade gold for cash. If you want to get the most money out of your gold all you need to do is do some research to find out what are the best ways to maximize your gold profits. Here are some pointers to get you to the right direction. Trading gold for cash does not have to consume your time and stress you out.

First things first, gather all your gold items so you can evaluate them properly. If your jewellery is gold, it should range around the 10k and above mark. After that, find out what is the current market value of gold. Don’t rely too much on the price that you will see on the business news channels.

Now that you have a good idea of how much you can sell your gold for, you need to consider your options for trading gold for cash. More and more jewellery shops are putting up signs in their storefronts stating that they buy scrap gold. Pawn shops offer this type of service also. Pawn shops do this because it is relatively cheaper to purchase your unwanted gold than flip your gold and selling it to a refinery. Jewellery stores and pawn shops are interested in the melt value of your gold, not the resell value of it.

Online gold buyers have been around a few years now. They offer to purchase your unwanted gold. They first evaluate your gold and once evaluated, they will offer payment for your items. Online gold buyers offer free return policy on your unwanted gold or jewellery. This means that if you are not satisfied with how much money they traded your gold for; they will send it back free of charge. Online trading of gold for cash involves no awkwardness in negotiating and above all, they offer more cash for your gold than brick and mortar establishments do.

These are your options for trading gold for cash. It is up to you which medium you will go through in order to sell your unwanted gold and earn quick cash. You just have to make sure that you are comfortable with whoever you are dealing with and that you are never taken advantage of.

France Bans Cash Sales Of Gold & Silver Over $600

Central banks are presumably so frightened that a growing number of citizens are abandoning rapidly devaluing paper currencies and preserving their wealth through precious metals that governments are now cracking down on the anonymous purchase of gold and silver.

Following the Austrian government’s announcement that it was restricting the sales of precious metals to $20,000 a time, an amount which would purchase just 11 ounces, the French authorities have followed suit with an equally draconian new measure to deter people from buying gold and silver.

A recently amended French law states (translation), “Any transaction on the retail purchase of ferrous and non ferrous (metals) is made by crossed check, bank or postal transfer or by credit card, not the total amount of the transaction may not exceed a ceiling set by decree. Failure to comply with this requirement is punishable by a ticket for the fifth class,” going on to confirm that any amount over €450 euros or $600 US dollars “must be paid by bank transfer”.

“According to independent reports the law was passed to curb the illegal sale of stolen metals like copper, steel, etc. Given the rampant rise in thefts of these metals from telephone poles, construction sites and businesses here in the United States, we can certainly see this as a reasonable assessment for why the French passed this law,” writes Mark Slavo.

“However, the fact that no exception was made for gold and silver simply cannot be ignored. The new law effectively makes it illegal to purchase even a single Troy ounce of gold or around 18 ounces of silver in cash.”

$600 USD isn’t even enough to purchase a half ounce of gold. This guarantees that citizens who are trying to transfer their savings over to precious metals will be known to the authorities, leaving them vulnerable to government confiscation of their gold and silver later on down the line, as happened in 1933 under FDR.

Why are central banks and governments in Europe so eager to make it as difficult as possible for citizens to buy precious metals? It’s largely because unlike every other financial commodity, they don’t have the market completely under their control, and cannot tolerate the idea of people having true power over their own economic destiny.

Secondly it’s because the great foundation stone of the globalists’ plan to create a federalized European superstate and the template for a future world currency – the euro – is crumbling amidst the debt crisis that has engulfed the continent. With eurozone members already preparing to abandon the single currency, the last thing the EU wants to see is European citizens of key member states like France doing the same thing by exchanging their euros for gold and silver.

The bottom line is that the central banks which run the world don’t like the slaves owning anything that they can’t manipulate the value of – it undermines their power monopoly.

In a related development, the London Gold Exchange, an international digital currency trader which has over 100,000 members, announced today that it is “permanently closed for business” due to operational difficulties.

The LGE provided a service whereby it exchanged fiat money for digital currencies stored in online user accounts, including c-gold, Liberty Reserve, Pecunix and v-money.

Article written by Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Monday, September 26, 2011

Gold can Help Balance Your Portfolio in These Times of Economic Stress

The S&P 500 and Gold were almost the same at about $1,300 in February 2011. Since then, economic stress in Europe and the U.S. has pulled the S&P 500 down while Gold moved higher. Perhaps now is the time to better balance your portfolio and consider re-allocation from cash, stocks and bonds to Gold.

Gold Up – S&P 500 Down

Gold and S&P
This chart gives a graphic example of the negative correlation between Gold and one of the other asset classes, stocks.

  • In Feb. 2011, the S&P 500 and Gold were almost the same value.
  • The closest the two were together was Feb. 2, 2011. Gold was $1,337.80 while the S&P 500 was at $1,289.80; a difference of 47, or 8%.
  • As of Aug. 4, 2011, the difference has expanded. Gold reached $1,649.80 while the S&P 500 fell to $1,200.07; a difference of 450, or 37%.

What You Need to Know About Spot Gold Trading

Spot gold is the standard for the value of an ounce of gold for trading purposes. Among gold traders it is the most important information that they can have their hand on. Even though purchases from, large gold traders will often range from five percent above to five percent below the spot gold standard, most traders still use the current spot gold price as the point of reference for the value of gold.

Spot gold trading is like trading other commodities on the market. You are basically placing a wager on what direction is the gold market going to take and placing a trade based on what you believe the price will be in the future, most often four to six months in the future. Here are some of the things that you need to know about spot gold trading if you plan on investing in gold.

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Regarding Silver Prices from NIA

Following is a message received from NIA (National Inflation Association) regarding the recent volatility in silver prices.

This past week’s dip in the price of silver from nearly $50 per ounce down to below $37 per ounce is exactly what we predicted would happen a week ago on NIAnswers.

A week ago on NIAnswers we said, “The gold/silver ratio has declined during the past year from 70 down to 32. We projected it to decline to 38 this year, so there is a chance silver has run too far too fast. It wouldn’t surprise us to see a large dip in silver prices with the gold/silver ratio bouncing back up to 40. However, we are 100% sure that the gold/silver ratio will decline to at least 16 this decade. Therefore, we think silver is a buy here for the long-term, but it is probably best to be buying gold here even more heavily than silver so that if silver dips in the short-term, you can sell some gold to buy more silver.”

With gold now at $1,503 and silver at $36.81, the gold/silver ratio is now back up to 40, which is exactly what we predicted would happen a week ago when the ratio was 32.

With a gold/silver ratio of 40, silver is starting to once again become very attractive. Silver will likely remain very volatile in the short-term, but it is best for us to ignore this short-term noise and focus on the long-term. There is simply no better asset to own during hyperinflation than silver. We are 100% sure that the gold/silver ratio will return to its historical average of 16 within the few years, which means that those who buy silver today will see a 2 1/2 increase in their purchasing power.

Most of the people who are taking profits on silver today are going long U.S. dollars, which is the riskiest asset of all. Even though we knew silver was going to dip, we didn’t sell any of our silver. We simply stopped buying silver in recent weeks and focused on accumulating gold. If silver continues to dip in the short-term, we will strongly consider selling some of our gold and using the money to buy a lot more silver.

It is important to spread the word about NIA to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, if you want America to survive hyperinflation. Please tell everybody you know to become members of NIA for free immediately at: http://inflation.us

Gold Coins May Not Be As Pure As Gold Bars, But They Have A Few Advantages

Buying gold coins is superior to buying gold in the form of bars and even jewelry. This is a simple option and can be very inexpensive as you can purchase gold coins for as low a price as forty dollars. Storing them is also no big deal as they can easily be kept out of sight in a home vault, or even in the vault of a bank. You can buy gold coins in a number of different ways: American Eagles, Australian Sovereigns, South African Krugerrands and even UK Sovereigns, to name a few options.

Make A Great Collection
Gold CoinIt is also possible to make your very own gold coins’ collection with the choice of American Eagles and also Gold sovereigns being very good options which are the most common choices for most people. Also, when buying these items remember that they do not have a fixed weight or size, and they are measured on their value as well as weight that can differ according to the size of the coins. The unit of measurement is grams though earlier they were measured as troy ounces which were a part of an ounce. Nevertheless, one cannot deny that gold bars are the most pure form of gold being measured as nine hundred and ninety-nine parts out of a possible thousand, while coins are only nine hundred and seventeen parts per thousand.

You will find that buying of gold coins is easy when you shop from the Internet and even from a gold shop. However, you must be well aware of the particulars of gold including its name, type as well as make which should be well displayed. Also, when shopping online you should ask for and get pictures of the coins to satisfy you that everything is in order. No doubt, one cannot pinpoint any single gold coin as being ideal, and it can be rated according to one’s own taste which means that some people prefer the Eagles while others may evaluate the Sovereigns to be the best because it is all a matter of individual preferences.

You can also derive much pleasure from collecting gold coins and many people make it their hobby, and if you happen to be lucky enough to have purchased some of the very valuable rare coins, your collection would fetch you a very good price too. So, if you want to collect gold coins make sure that you start off on a small footing and not get overexcited and make sure that you invest money wisely and deal only with reputable persons who also subscribe to PNG which is the Professional Numismatists Guild.

Gold Trading History

To understand more about gold trading one must look back to and understand gold trading history. This will help us realize why gold is so important in today’s unstable market and why it continues to be a commodity that can stand on its own.

The history of gold trading dates back to the London market in 1919. This has set the price for gold daily globally and was the standard or basis for gold contracts. The World War II interrupted all the gold trading industries in place of military industries. However gold was used by governments that participated in the war to fund their military operations. In 1954, the London gold market reopened and gold trading resumed for Europe.

During the early months of the 1960s, the U.S. government did not allow any form of ownership of gold. This made it impossible for Americans to participate in gold trading. During that time, the U.S was working together with Europe’s main banks to boost the American dollar through a stable price of gold worldwide.

At the end of the decade, the market suffered more downturns as the London gold market shut down to alleviate prices. The shut down caused a sudden demand spike, this caused a run on the price of gold and caused chaos on spot pricing and futures. The market shut down for two weeks so that market order would return, and when the market reopened private investors were shut out.

Today the London gold market continues to be the standard for gold contracts and prices. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day, gold prices are set and published. This is used by gold producers as official figures. The New York gold market also opens as the second London set occurs. After that gold is traded throughout the day.

From the early days of hand-crafted gold coins to today’s electronic trading system, gold has continued to attract strong investment relationships and interests. For as long as the perceived value of gold continues, gold will continue to stand on its own as an asset that can be traded. With today’s current financial downturns, it is not a surprise that gold will continue to be seen as a safer bet for worn out investment portfolios.