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TOP 7 WAYS TO INVEST IN PRECIOUS METALS


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About the Commodity: Gold, Silver and Platinum.

Precious Metals is one of the most popular commodities used for investing. It’s unique in that commodities such as Oil, Corn, and Coffee are not exactly something you can physically stockpile at home or put in your individual retirement fund. These commodities are very old and have a pretty amazing track record. The most common types of metal used as a vehicle of investment are;

Gold – Gold as a metal is unique in that the ancients used it to produce coinage and ornaments to display wealth. This is actually something that humans haven’t stopped doing since. Modern-day usage has increased and spread to a new industry (due to its unique characteristics) only increasing demand for the reddish-yellow metal.

Silver – Similar to Gold in that its usage has gone way up and it to has been used as a form of wealth. In fact, Silver translates to 'wealth' or 'money' in as many as 30 different languages.

Platinum – Platinum (as well as Palladium and Rhodium) is why, when you go to replace your catalytic converter in your car, the costs are astronomical. These metals are very unique in that they are an oxidizer. This means when carbon monoxide is released in the form of exhaust from your vehicle, the metal adds an oxygen molecule to the CO, creating CO2. The difference between a deadly gas and much more safe gas.

Palladium and Copper – Unfortunately, we no longer carry Palladium or Copper Bullion but are working on a few different avenues and suppliers to be able to bring those crates back to our service!

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Driving Demands: New Tech.

'Physical or Digital?'

The over-time demand for Precious Metals does not seem to be decreasing any time soon. Besides the already popular demand for things like the medical field and for uses with Jewelry, the aerospace and technology sectors are using them in record quantities. For example, there is approximately .001 troy ounce of Gold and .35 grams of Silver in every smartphone.

These are not necessarily in order from the best investment strategy to worst. In fact, the top investment option in the list is only number 1 because its what we do! We would like to make it clear, that this blog is by no means made to be advice or to persuade you to start investing in Precious Metals or anything for that matter. As a company, we decided long ago that we would never try to sell you on speculative market data or predatory persuasion tactics, we simply wanted to provide a fun, affordable way to build your stack of Gold, Silver and Platinum should you want to. We recommend ALL of our customers or prospective clients to seek financial advisement from a certified adviser before utilizing any portion of our service.

Makayla and a bitcoin.

"Bitcoin is cool but what about Gold and Silver backed crypto?"  - Makayla

THE 7 MOST POPULAR PRECIOUS METAL INVESTMENTS

  • Dollar-Cost Average (physical) – You don’t own it unless you hold it! The idea behind dollar-cost averaging your investment is either, invest the money as you earn it from your job and/or purchase all year long. This is helpful in that its decreasing downside risk and buying at the annual market price average. This means buying all year long, through the peaks and valleys, essentially drawing a straight line through the annual chart. This is a particularly useful tactic when dealing with commodities because market prices are not usually volatile like you might see in the Crypto Currency markets.
  • Precious Metals IRA – Certain individual retirement accounts allow for a custodian depository to purchase and store precious metals at a secure facility. We have all seen the companies who sell these advertising on TV. These are useful for huge accounts where it wouldn’t be practical for you to have pallets of Gold and Silver bars laying around your garage. These facilities are heavily guarded, very secure, insured though they do have additional (usually monthly) storage fees.
  • Precious Metal backed Crypto Currency – This is something that is still very new. Some will say it defeats the purpose and point of physical Precious Metal ownership, others say this could bring back a more secure currency like we had in the U.S. prior to 1933. Either way, certain companies and mints such as the Perth Mint and Dillon Gage Inc, are introducing these block chains and we are excited to keep our eye on them.
  • Exchange-traded funds (ETF) – ETFs are one of the fastest-growing vehicles of investment globally. This is likely due to its ease of trading as well as new wave investment apps there are to choose from. ETFs differ from stocks in that it's like a basket of funds that are available to be utilized. The value of a particular ETF is measured in the value of all the assets and investments within that ETF. Certain ETFs at certain political and economic times will sometimes have hard asset commodity investments such as Gold, Silver or Platinum Bullion.
  • Stocks, Mining Companies and Futures – A popular way to invest in the future of Gold and Silver is picking certain mining companies that are publicly traded to buy into. Now, you are not exactly investing in Gold, Silver or other metals directly, but a mining company who already has active mining futures and contracts, even theoretical claims can become quite profitable if the precious metal prices see an uptick.
  • Gold and Silver Mutual Funds – Mutual funds that are backed by Gold and Silver holdings of companies gain in popularity during uncertain economic times like war or depressions. Mutual Funds are good in that they are professionally managed which mitigates broader factor risks within industries. 
  • Physical one-time lump sum (Hedging) – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Hedging isn’t necessarily to make money, instead, it is to protect your money. Generally speaking (according to past and well-documented historic data) Gold and Silver stay steady during worsening economic times and hardships. Investors, even the big-name firms and individuals will purchase Precious Metals right before a collapse.

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The Dollar-Cost Average Product List

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  • The Gold Crate
  • The Silver Crate
  • The 20/80 Combination Crate (Gold & Silver)
  • The 50/50 Combination Crate (Gold & Silver)
  • The Big Bar Crate
  • The U.S. Standard Crate
  • The Generic Silver Crate
  • Other Crates..

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1/2 oz Perth Mint Gold Coins
1/2 oz Perth Mint Gold Coins
Royal Canadian Mint Gold Coins
Credit Suisse Gold Bar
1/10th oz Kangaroo Gold Coin
5g Gold Bar
10g PAMP Suisse Gold Bar
1/2 oz Gold Coin Royal Mint
1 oz Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coin

Gold Crate

The Gold Crate

This product is recurring and ships on the 15th of each month.

If you are looking to buy gold and receive monthly deliveries of the most popular gold pieces available, this might be a good choice for you. The Gold Crate by Investor Crate is a popular choice among gold buyers and is purchased on a recurring basis by tens of thousands of people each month. This product, along with our other subscription crates, start for as low as $50 a month, but larger packages are available in the drop-down menu above.

How it works

The Precious Metals industry relies on moving large volumes of gold to be profitable. To incentivize this the mints and manufacturers give price breaks on large wholesale orders. With this, our precious metals trading desk places large orders at the beginning of the month and then break down and divide up the shipments to our clients and subscriber base. This is how we are able to provide a huge variety of gold bullion products at such a low premium.

Each month on the 1st, billing is conducted. Orders are prepared and shipped on the 15th of each month.

Common Gold Coins found in this subscription;

  • American Gold Eagle Coins
  • American Gold Buffalo Coins
  • South African Gold Krugerrand Coins
  • Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins
  • Britannia Gold Coins from Great Britain
  • Philharmonic Gold Coins from Austria

Gold Bar manufacturers found in this monthly investment:

  • PAMP Suisse
  • Valcambi Suisse
  • Suisse Credit Bank
  • Argor-Heraues
  • Scotia Bank
  • Perth Mint

Other Gold Bullion available:

  • Monarch Precious Metals Gold Rounds
  • Englehard Gold Rounds
  • Sunshine Mint Gold Bullion
  • Golden State Mint Gold Rounds
  • Scottsdale Mint Gold Rounds
  • Rand Refinery Gold Bullion

It is important to note that gold bullion is different from jewelry as it is much purer and with only a few exceptions, not made into an alloy. And gold in its pure form is easily damaged by bending, scratching and denting due to its malleability. Protect your investment with safe handling and storing procedures and for Investor Crate Plus members add some Cotton Gloves or Protective Coin capsules and tubes to your cart today.

Other Items

Investor Crate truly believes in getting each client the most precious metals for the dollar as possible, this is why some silver pieces may be found inside of your Gold Crate each month. If silver is present, this is because there was a tiny remaining dollar value left over after we used the smallest fractional gold piece we stock. 

Adding additional bullion to your order

Throughout the month you can add addition bullion to arrive with your next Investor Crate order. For more information on how to do this either tab over to the Investor Crate Plus tab or check out this page for more information. We also have support staff available and a detailed FAQ page for you to explore.

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1 comment

  • J MarshFeb 15, 2022

    Investing in a mining company sounds like a good idea.

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