Some precious metals get lost among all the headlines and news stories about the ups and downs of gold and silver. Rhodium, platinum and palladium, however, have
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the latest scientific phenomenon to burst onto the scene. Retail and military versions of aircraft that have no human in the cockpit are being built and
Bitcoin, the cyber currency with the largest capitalization and daily usage volume, has at last become an investment that anyone can take advantage of. Until late 2015, very few
Some say the future of investing is in the cyber currency field, while others warn that the entire sector is rife with scams and potential danger. The truth is likely somewhere between those two extremes, but
One of the most exciting new wrinkles in the investing world is the weapons and ammunition sector. The beauty of this strategy is in its diversity: there are stocks of well-known gun and ammunition makers,
Dozens of national legislatures have made moves toward becoming cashless economies during the past two decades, but so far no nation has “gone all the way.” Several have nearly completed the journey, with mixed
There has been plenty of strange economic news out of India since late November 2016, and the nation’s social media is abuzz with rumors about a possible ban on gold ownership. In fact, Prime Minister Modi
Just a few days before UK voters opted to leave the European Union, financial pundits were making some pretty wild predictions about the possible effect of an exit vote on gold and silver prices. The consensus among major banks and economic think tanks was that Great Britain would decide to remain in the EU and metals markets would remain stable. The “banks and tanks” could not have been more wrong.
In addition to those who invest in coins for their precious metal content, some look to a coin’s rarity as a store of value and as a way to make a profit. But getting a foothold on the precious coin market can be a tricky endeavor. Serious investors should be ready to do plenty of research and enlist the services of professionals when the need arises.
Besides coin “collectors,” who view their hobby as a labor of love, there are a growing number of coin investors, those folks who are primarily interested in making a profit on an investment of time and money.
Investors tend to fall into the “precious metals” or the “rarity” categories, depending upon
There are countless ways to make coins a part of your investment portfolio. For hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, people have used the metallic value of coinage as a way to store wealth. For modern investors, it is important to
The investment outlook for gold and silver is quite positive for 2016. An increasingly unstable stock market, both at home and abroad, could propel both precious metals into new price territory.
Plenty of investors get bored with the standard lineup of traditional and alternative investments. . Even precious metals can be ho-hum for people who want a bit of intrigue in their portfolios. Excitement need not be high risk. In fact, selecting the right mix of collectibles like art, coins, stamps and antiques can be a fun way to earn income on a portfolio.
China, Gold, and Silver
In another case of silver following gold in world markets, both metals essentially stayed parked within a narrow price range amid China’s economic troubles and the upcoming end-of-year financial reports by the U.S. government.
Benjamin Franklin Investor
There were no hedge funds or money managers or investment bankers in the 1700s, at least no one specifically referred to by those titles. The world was a much different, harsher place. The business environment, or what there was of it, was in its infancy. So how is it that the son of a candle maker who received no schooling after the age of 10 went
Five Reasons Silver is a Brilliant Alternative Investment
Entering the precious metals market as an alternative investor or saver is almost always a smart move, provided you remember to follow a few guidelines. Many financial pros say it’s a good idea to keep about 10 percent of your portfolio in either gold, silver or other precious metals like platinum and palladium.