Is This the Best Time to Be Buying Gold and Silver?
Did you ever ask yourself, as an individual or investor, why you should be buying gold or investing insilver (not jewelry, but precious metals as an investment or wealth preservation)? The answer to that question is simple: you just need look around you in today’s world, e.g. by opening a newspaper or listening to the news on the radio.
We are in a severe financial crisis: governments are not able to pay back their debt, there are massive bank runs around the world, and there is social unrest in many Western countries. In short, the banking system and governments are running a systemic risk.
How can you as an individual or investor protect yourself against this financial crisis (debt crisis)? There is one safe way out of this mess: buy gold and silver. Yes indeed, this is a historic moment, never before have the fundamentals been so strong to buy gold and silver.
7 reasons why you should be buying gold and silver
- Protect your savings against currency devaluations
- Protect your purchasing power as inflation is steadily rising
- Protect yourself in case a collapse in the banking system occurs
- Protect your portfolio and wealth if an economic collapse occurs
- Protect yourself against the massive money printing by governments
- Make use of the benefit of having no counterparty risk
- Buy gold and silver because “the trend is your friend”, just look at the prices of both metals since 2002.
Investing in silver
While both gold and silver can preserve your wealth, investing in silver in particular can increase your wealth. That’s because silver is much more volatile than gold. The silver price can move up aggressively. The flip side however is that the silver price can quicklymove down as well. So investing in silver is not for the faint-hearted.
Why is this an exceptional time to invest in silver?
Every investor should keep a close eye on an important parameter : the gold/silver ratio. That’s simply the gold price divided by the silver price. At the time of writing (May 2012) this ratio is 55 to 1, which is very high from an historical perspective. The ratio has a natural tendency to move towards 30:1 or even 20:1. From that point of view, investing in silver now could make for a good investment when this ratio adjusts over time. We are not saying that the ratio will for sure reach 20:1, but that’s a reliable historic average measured over a very long period of time.
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