In this beginner’s guide to gold and silver investing, we will cover everything you need to know to get started. Investing in gold and silver bullion can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and protect your wealth. However, if you are new to investing in precious metals, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.
Gold and silver are considered safe-haven assets and have been used as a store of value for centuries. They are not directly tied to the stock market or other traditional investments, so they can help to protect your portfolio against economic uncertainty and inflation.
Investing in gold and silver also offers a level of security that other investments may not. Precious metals are tangible assets, meaning you physically own the metal, unlike stocks or bonds. This allows you to hold some wealth outside of the banking system or digital economy. Physical bars stored in a vault can provide an additional security benefit of being unable to be hacked or impacted by a cyber attack.
Lastly, investing in gold and silver can offer potential for long-term growth. Over the past few decades, gold and silver have steadily increased in value, making them an important investment for those looking to diversify their portfolio. Of course, past performance is not an indicator of future performance, but gold has a track record of maintaining purchasing power over millenia and across various historical empires and currencies. Gold remians the oldest form of currency as a store of value, which even Central Banks hold as an asset on their balance sheet.
Before you start investing in gold and silver bullion, it’s important to understand the basics. Gold and silver bullion are physical assets that come in the form of coins, bars, or rounds. They are typically made of 99.99% pure gold or 99.9% silver and are valued based on their weight and purity. Gold and silver bullion are considered a safe-haven asset because they tend to hold their value during times of economic instability. For all basic information you can use our detailed FAQ Page.
Before you start investing in gold and silver bullion, you need to decide on your investment goals. Are you investing for short-term or long-term gains? Are you looking to protect your wealth or grow it over time? The answers to these questions will determine the type of gold and silver bullion you should invest in, and what your allocation might be to either metal.
Once you have decided on your investment strategy, it’s time to research gold and silver bullion products. There are many different types of gold and silver bullion products available, including:
When researching gold and silver bullion products, pay attention to their weight, purity, and premium. The premium is the amount you pay above the spot price of gold or silver, and it can vary depending on the product. A general rule of thumb is that basic cast bars like The Perth Mint 1oz Gold Cast Bar usually have the lowest premiums, and the larger the bar size the lower the per ounce price.
When you’re ready to buy gold and silver bullion, it’s important to buy from a reputable dealer. Look for dealers that are authorized by government mints to sell precious metals, such as The Perth Mint and the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. Having a government wholesale supplier account is a great credibility tick and Guardian Gold Australia is an authorised distributor of both the Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint, and we are listed on their websites as such.
Once you have purchased your gold and silver bullion, it’s important to store it securely. You can store your bullion at home, but this can be risky if you don’t have proper security measures in place. Alternatively, you can store your bullion in a secure vault or storage facility. Guardian Gold’s sister company Guardian Vaults is Australia’s larget private non bank vaulting group. This means you can get your gold and silver bullion products delivered straight to our vaulting facilites for secure storage.
Guardian Vaults has two main bullion storage options:
Any Guardian Gold customer who purchases over $10,000 of bullion, qualifies for 50% off the first years lease fee on a safe deposit box. More info can be found on our Bullion Storage Packages page.
To see all of Guardian Vaults box sizes and pricing see our Storage Page for more details.
Finally, it’s important to monitor the gold and silver market. Prices can fluctuate based on a variety of factors, including economic conditions, geopolitical events, and supply and demand. You can follow our almost daily gold and silver market commentary on our Market Updates Page. We also have interactive live charts with gold and silver prices in both AUD and USD.
In conclusion, gold and silver bullion investing can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and protect your wealth. As a beginner, it’s important to do your research and understand the risks and benefits of investing in precious metals.
The first step with Guardian Gold is to create a free trading account online. This will give you access to the 24/7 Bullion Store and sign you up to any updates or bullion specials that we have.
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