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How To Buy And Store Gold



Gold futures are a good way to speculate on the price of gold rising (or falling), and you could even take physical delivery of gold, if you wanted, though physical delivery is not what motivates speculators.




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The biggest advantage of using futures to invest in gold is the immense amount of leverage that you can use. In other words, you can own a lot of gold futures for a relatively small sum of money. If gold futures move in the direction you think, you can make a lot of money very quickly.


Risks: ETFs give you exposure to the price of gold, so if it rises or falls, the fund should perform similarly, again minus the cost of the fund itself. Like stocks, gold can be volatile sometimes, but these ETFs allow you to avoid the biggest risks of owning the physical commodity: protecting your gold and obtaining full value for your holdings.


Coins typically have lower gold content than gold bars. A one-ounce American Eagle coin, for instance, is only 91.67% gold. In fact, the coin weighs 1.1 ounces, approximately one ounce of which is pure gold; the rest of the weight is silver and copper.


Rather than investing in a single company tied to gold, you invest in a basket of gold-related securities through gold mutual funds or ETFs. Gold funds may track the price of gold, include the stocks of multiple gold mines and refineries or provide exposure to gold futures and options.


For investors willing to take on more risk, futures and options may be attractive. (If neither of those words means anything to you already, you should probably avoid these gold investments for now as they are highly speculative.)


With gold futures, you commit to buy or sell gold in the future at a specified price. Under a gold options contract, you have an agreement with the option to buy or sell gold if it reaches a certain price by a predetermined date.


For example, gold bullion coins, such as American Eagles, which are guaranteed by the federal government, have inherent liquidity because they are bought and sold by coin dealers, banks and commercial dealers without question, says Clark.


Using a depository has become increasingly popular, says Turk. Five years ago, his firm GoldMoney.com was safeguarding $137 million of metal owned by 4,600 customers. Today, the firm is responsible for $2 billion in gold, silver, platinumand palladium, belonging to more than 19,000 customers in 87 countries.


Clark also notes that investors can take delivery of their gold at any time. The precious metal can be delivered by armored car or shipped overnight. In addition, Clark says, gold can be posted as collateral to receive a loan, avoiding tax consequences of selling the commodity. Multi-redundant security systems also make depositories an extremely safe option, he notes.


Clark says at Diamond State, an account valued at $50,000 would incur an average storage fee of $375, or 0.75 percent. Firms calculate the fee daily based on the price of gold multiplied by the number of ounces in an account, multiplied by the percentage fee and divided by 365 (days) to determine the annual rate. Fees are also based on a sliding scale up to $5 million, the larger the account value, the lower the fee.


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Most reputable coin stores and gold dealers will accept payment in cash. However, they are legally required to report any cash transaction of over $10,000. This includes collecting information about the customer, such as name, address, phone number, and social security number.


As precious metals, gold and silver have many common qualities and their prices often move together. However, they do have differences. Silver tends to be more volatile than gold, and its industrial applications mean that the price is more closely linked to commercial activity. Gold tends to be more stable, and has a better track record as an anti-inflation hedge.


Bars are stored in professional-market vaults in Zurich, London, Toronto, Singapore or New York. You choose where. Because of our size, you benefit from the low storage costs we have negotiated, which always include insurance.


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The cost of ownership for the average BullionVault user who buys gold through our order board and owns it for 5 years works out at 0.32% per annum - which includes all dealing, storage and insurance costs.


According to the insurance actuaries who evaluate them the professional bullion vaults are the safest place in the world to store gold, so insurance costs much less. We include it in your storage fee, which saves you money and a great deal of time.


But you do not have to deal gold in dollars. At BullionVault, there is also deep and direct gold liquidity in Pounds Sterling, Euros and Yen which means you eliminate that unnecessary and costly currency conversion.


Our website makes using an exchange very simple and safe for you, and people from all over the world have quickly got the hang of it and empowered themselves to deal gold cheaper. Open exchanges and competing quotes get you better prices. That's why we do it this way. But if you're a bit nervous just call us. We're more than happy to help you through your deal on the telephone.


Sometimes, like on the day Lehman Brothers went bust, clients acquire all the immediately available stock from our robots. Although we immediately buy new stock to replace what was sold it takes 48 hours to be delivered, and because the gold is not yet in the vault the robots have no stock to sell. 041b061a72


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