For the average investor, silver can be an effective means of diversifying investment assets and preserving wealth against the ravages of inflation. Although the value of silver may vary, it has an intrinsic value that is immutable and permanent. Accordingly, many experts suggest that investors should include it among their investment assets.
What is the advantage of buying silver bullion rounds over other forms of silver?
Silver bullion rounds are a safe, low cost and convenient way to own silver. Rounds are easy to buy, sell, count and stack. They are portable, offer privacy and take up very little storage room. They are especially convenient when measured against other silver investments. When measured against silver coins they have the same weight and purity but can be bought for a much smaller premium. Prices vary but often rounds can be bought for $2 less premium than coins. This means on a purchase of 100 rounds over 100 coins you could be getting approximately 13 ounces of pure silver FREE.
Why should you place your trust in precious metals?
There have been many thousands of articles posted on the Internet on why a person should own precious metals, especially now in light of what is presently happening with the world economy. There are three fundamental reasons to own precious metals.
1. Paper Money's Track Record
If you learn only one thing from this site, remember this: Throughout recorded history, every fiat paper currency eventually reached its true intrinsic value. All paper currencies eventually went to zero.
2. Precious Metals' Recent History
If you are old enough, think back to the early '80 and remember prices. At today's prices, things looked pretty cheap. According to the same BLS Inflation Calculator, what you pay $1.00 for today would have cost you $.39 in 1980, and that is calculated using their "honest" inflation numbers. With few exceptions, pretty much everything you buy to live everyday costs about 150% more than it did in the '80's; except precious metals.
"Science has ... determined that silver is approximately 17 times as plentiful in the Earth's crust... For roughly 4,000 years, the average gold/silver ratio was 15:1. These ratios are especially interesting today, given that the price ratio is currently, extremely skewed in gold's favor - at more than 60:1."