Why Buy Physical Gold and Silver

PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION

The key to a well-balanced portfolio is including assets that are uncorrelated to one another. Historically, gold has had a negative correlation to the stock market and other traditional investments, making it ideal for portfolio diversification.

INFLATION & DEFLATION

The previous five decades have seen gold prices soar and the stock market plunge during high-inflation years. Similarly, the purchasing power of gold has been known to soar during periods of economic turmoil, such as the Great Recession.

DECLINING U.S. DOLLAR

The dollar’s strength is largely tied to its coveted status as the world’s reserve currency, however, threats to its status have been steadily increasing. When the U.S. dollar falls, the price of gold generally soars, as it did when the dollar fell from 1998 to 2008 and the price of gold nearly tripled in value.

GEOPOLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

Along with retaining its value during times of economic turmoil, gold has also been known to hold value even during times of geopolitical uncertainty. From tensions in the Middle East to a diminished confidence in the government, gold has often outperformed other traditional investments like stocks.

Bullion

Made from high-grade precious metals like gold and silver, bullion can come in either bar or coin form. Typically produced on a yearly basis, bullion coins are often referred to as “uncirculated coins” because they have never been in circulation. Gold and silver bullion with recognized hallmarks are easily accepted for resale, making them easy to convert into cash.

Numismatic

Along with having intrinsic value due to their gold or silver content, numismatic coins are generally worth more than just their metal value because of their rarity. This has been proven by the esteemed Dr. Lombra who was commissioned by the U.S. Congress to research the potential of investment grade coins. He proved certain investment grade coins have shown about a 15% return, every year, for 30 years straight!

Proof Coins

Produced exclusively by the U.S. Mint, proof coins debuted in 1986 and maintain a very striking appearance. Unlike regular coins that are struck only once, proof coins are struck twice and are put through a more detailed production process for a highly polished, mirror-like finish. Proof coins are made out of high-quality bullion and are stamped with extraordinarily fine detail.