Sharing My Gold-Buying Secrets

Hello, and welcome! After a lifetime of owning and running several businesses, I want to share some of my financial secrets as a way to give something back, and help other enterprising minds to succeed.

By far my most shrewd move, and the one that and enables me to enjoy a comfortable retirement, has been the building of a successful investment portfolio that showcases my hobby of buying gold bullion, silver bars and bargaining for rare limited-edition gold coins for sale from coin dealers.

This site aims to demystify the process of buying gold online, teach the basics of gold investment, and show how and why this is one of the best investment options for anyone who wants to see their money grow, over both the short term and long term.

Where To Buy Gold Online

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I am often asked how to buy gold, and if buying gold online is a good move for the smart investor. In answer- there are many places you can buy gold, both online and in-person. However, gold-buying is fraught with pitfalls, for even a seasoned investor like myself and with the financial market in dire straights over the last decade, it pays to spend wisely.

By far the best place to buy gold bullion is Regal Assets, not only for new investors but also for those who are experienced with precious metals. I have turned to them time and again for many years- Regal Assets have earned my loyalty by outperforming the competition in several key areas. In recent years, an increasing volume of the buying and selling of precious metals- gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and others, has taken place online, as the internet is a truly global community that allows dealers to sell without regard to distance.

Lets look at the options you have when buying online:

Hobbyists buying gold online often turn to Ebay or Amazon, and are often shocked at how low the prices are for everything from gold coins to silver bars. The problem here lies with quality- pieces bought in this arena tend to be marketed specifically for the general public, and rarely appreciate significantly in value. You also run the risk of buying counterfeit gold and silver, or even stolen pieces- though this is rare, it is still a concern.

Your best choice is to turn to an independent dealer in precious metals. You’ll ideally be able to choose from a range of products, make a bulk investment and of course you’ll recieve proper documentation of your investment.

A quick google search will turn up various dealers- using Regal Assets as a comparison, here’s what you need to know about how to buy gold using an online gold trader.

TRUST – What are people saying about them? Any trusted online gold dealer will have a loyal following. Is your choice of dealer well-known? Do any respected names in finance endorse them? Do they simply sell gold, or are they knowledgeable and able to answer any questions you may have about your intended purchase? Regal Assets offer a free information package- as do several other gold sellers. It’s well worth requesting one of these if you haven’t already.

CHOICES – Can you buy coins? Is this the best place to buy gold bullion in different increments or are there other dealers offering a better selection? Can you buy proof coins? Ideally, you’ll want to spend your money with a company that demonstrates success inĀ  selling a diverse range of precious metal options. A one-trick pony should send up a mental red flag! Specializing in one or two items might work well in the short-term but a good gold investment company should have a range to suit every pocket and taste. Choices denote long-term gold investment success. Gold and silver bullion makes an attractive and sound intrinsic investment, whilst coins have added aesthetic value. I have seen coins bought from Regal Assets appreciate in value above and beyond the market price, simply because collectors are desperate to get their hands on them.

COMMUNICATION – Can I talk to a human? Can we keep this simple? Buying gold online should be simple, safe and straightforward. Good communication is key- look for knowledgeable customer service representatives. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Is the site current? This is vital- an online dealer should demonstrate that they are up-to-date with gold prices, and prices of any other precious metal they sell. Politics and world events can affect your investment. Does the site demonstrate it’s understanding of financial markets beyond the domestic market? All good dealers should value communication; indeed Regal Assets offer LIVE, expert support 24/7.

It really is that simple- Trust, choose, communicate! That’s all you need to know about how to buy gold online safely and wisely. Next, I’ll take a look at the specifics of buying coins.

Should I Buy Gold Coins?

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Yes! Emphatically, yes- you should be buying gold coins, you should buy silver coins and you should buy these from reputable coin dealers. Gold coin prices consistently outperform any other investment you care to name, and especially over the last five years which has seen a particularly turbulent time for the other “big” investments, namely oil, land and property.

You’ll find gold coins for sale all over the internet. If all you want to do is buy an attractive item to show off to visitors then by all means, snap up that coin going for half it’s face value on Ebay. If you want to see a serious return on your investment, consider a market-leading coin dealer such as Regal Assets, who stock less faddy, but classically reliable gold, silver and platinum coins.

Consider the advantages of buying gold coins: a portable investment- in times of trouble, gold and silver coins are tangible wealth that you can hold in your hand. This represents instant, visible value and security, beyond abstract numbers on a computerized bank statement. I have weathered tough times over my many years building and running several businesses, and physical assets are vitally important to financial security. Stock values go up and down, eroding monetary value in seconds. It’s exceedingly difficult to erase the worth of a gold coin sat right there in your hand.

You’ll often see silver coins for sale alongside gold and the wise investor would do well to buy these for several reasons. Firstly, they are cheaper, yet in sufficient amounts you’ll see a fast return on your initial cost. Secondly, silver as an investment has always kept pace with gold, and often has peaked in value solely because of limited edition mintings. Many coin collectors prefer silver and are prepared to pay over and above face value for especially rare coins. When buying silver coins you should consider them to be gold’s “discreet sibling” – a little less showy and flashy, but still valuable collateral in the event of a crash in the currency markets.

Coins stand the test of time- retaining their value indefinitely, and in some cases wildly exceeding it. Gold coin prices mean that even one or two coins make an attractive and generous gift. Buying gold coins means that it’s easy to distribute wealth among your extended family, whilst avoiding unnecessary paperwork and banking.

If you are thinking about your future retirement plans you’d be pleased to know that seniors whose portfolios include gold and silver coin investments enjoy a better standard of living and are comparably better off than their peers who have a less diverse financial portfolio. Both cautious and adventurous investors have high praise for coins as part of a sound, long-term financial strategy.

I Want To Know Where To Buy Gold Bars Online!

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Of course you do! Buying gold bars can be time-consuming, and confusing for anyone new to physical assets. The gold bar price fluctuates hourly, and it is difficult to know how to get the best deal. Buying from online dealers who specialize in precious metals takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process.

A knowledgeable company will walk you through the process- you’ll start by discussing how much you wish to invest. Typically, this is several thousand dollars for a first-timer. Regal Assets has gold bars for sale in a range of sizes, as do many other reputable online dealers, so it really comes down to your own personal preference. My experience of buying gold bars has been wholly positive. Whilst larger bars have that “bling” factor, it is sensible to buy smaller bars: should you wish to sell part of your investment at any time, it is a lot easier to do if you own several conservatively sized gold bullion bars.

When buying silver bars, it should be noted that bigger is better- conversely, silver buyers are advised to focus on larger bars as an investment.

Your chosen dealer will be happy to advise you further, but basically, if you are buying gold bars as a longer term investment strategy, you should place roughly 60% of your total investment into larger sized gold bullion bars, with the rest in smaller bars. Should you at any point wish to sell part of your portfolio, this division of assets traditionally makes investing in gold comparable with disposable cash income.

Should you invest a substantial sum when buying gold bars, storage is something to think about. Whilst you may desire to display some of your assets, you’d be incredibly foolish to keep several tens of thousands of dollars worth of gold laying around your home. There are various options your purchase adviser will discuss with you, such as safe deposit boxes.

Again, you can purchase gold bullion and silver bullion bars in many different places online- including the infamous eBay- although only a reputable dealer- Regal Assets and other similar dealers, will be prepared to advise you on your options, storage solutions and detailed investment breakdown. You might get lucky buying random bullion bars from private owners but I’d seriously advise against it. Done the right way, your gold purchase will provide a documented cornerstone of your retirement portfolio that will offer you financial security you can trust in, and peace of mind to focus on other, more pressing matters.

Gold Investment: A Final Conclusion

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Gold is a good investment. It’s a sound investment. More importantly, gold-as an investment-offers you tangible wealth that you can hold in your hand and that has intrinsic value based on it’s weight, and practical usage. Inflation erodes the value of the Dollar year after year, whilst gold remains one of the single best investment options, year after year after year.
Regal Assets have remained a leading name in investment options due to their sheer quality and range of their gold, silver and platinum which is sought after by US investors in particular. Use them as a model for what to look for in any gold investment dealer and you cannot go wrong.

Investment in gold, be it as coins, gold bullion bars or as limited edition proof coins, has historically been proven to work as a solid and stable financial strategy that can proof your wealth against any financial storm. Today there are a staggering array of investment options for anyone looking to increase his or her wealth substantially, and most, if not all, come with a varying element of risk. Gold is the least risky option over time, and while gold prices can dip, this is always a short-term “Blip” if you will, with gold always rebounding strongly to reach even greater highs. Gold has always increased consistently in value, and remains strong when confidence in paper currency falters.

Gold coins minted to commemorate events tend to rise significantly in value some 10 years after they are released, and then again around the 15 year anniversary, and then peaking at 25 years post-distribution. Buying gold coins now, for someone wishing to retire in 20-30 years, is a great opportunity to “play the long game” and win- with a guaranteed fund no matter what but with the very likely chance of significantly increased retirement purse. Imagine the level of comfort that level of return could buy you!

The beauty of investing in gold, is that it is imminently attractive to buyers, and is as good, if not better, as cash, but unlike cash, gold has never been undermined by inflation. Paper money has no value other than that decided by various financial mechanisms: gold holds value not just as currency but with a wealth of practical applications too numerous to detail. Suffice to say, gold is not just a pretty hunk of metal but a valuable component of industry, from scientific, to medical, and beyond.

By choosing to invest in gold, you are choosing to allow your assets to keep pace with future developments, rather than allowing their value to hinge on the past. Your wealth will grow- built on developing and innovation, rather than conservation. By taking steps to keep your financial portfolio as a current concern, you take steps to secure your future in a very relevant way.