Welcome to Harvard Gold and Economy Observer, your trusted source for up-to-date information on Finance and money. Precious metals, most specifically gold and silver, have long been used as a store of value. They have been used as currency for an even longer period of time. These days precious metals are not used as currency, but they remain heavily used as a store of value. In fact, most of the world's central banks keep a large portion of their reserves in gold. Recently, China has been buying as much as 500,000 ounces of gold a month to increase their gold reserves, and analysts expect this type of buying to continue throughout 2016 and perhaps even longer.
If the world's central banks are using precious metals as a store of value and investment, doesn't it make sense that private investors should do the same. Unfortunately many individuals shy away from investments in precious metals such as gold and silver as they find them complicated, or simply don't know how to proceed. That's where Harvard Gold and Economy Observer can help. We aim to provide you with detailed information about investing in precious metals, including fundamental information regarding the economy, finance and business topics related to gold and silver.
The S&P 500 since January 2001 has returned just 91%. By contrast, gold has returned 151% and silver has returned 188%. We believe individual investors should be able to take advantage of these superior returns. Our reporting on precious metals and financial events across the world will help you to determine the best time to buy gold and silver, when to add to your investments, and even when it might be a good time to sell and book profits.
There are several ways to benefit from the gains to be had from precious metals and these include:
Each method of investing has its own benefits and cautions, and without guidance you could end up picking the wrong investment for your needs and goals. That's why Harvard Gold and Economy Observer is here to steer you in the right direction. Our in-depth research and articles will provide you with the necessary knowledge to invest in gold and silver like a pro.
Holding physical gold and silver has long been a way to provide security and protection. These physical metals are easy to store and transport, can be converted to other assets easily, and don't suffer from the risks associated with currencies and assets that are tied to a single sovereign government or corporate entity. When you hold gold and silver, either in the form of coins or bullion, you can sleep soundly knowing you have a solid and secure investment.
Harvard Gold and Economy Observer will provide you with the financial and economic news to buy and sell precious metals with confidence. We can let you know not only where to buy your gold and silver, but also the best places to store it (hint: it isn't under your mattress). We will keep you up to date with the latest trends in the gold and silver markets, and help you to decide the best times to add to your investments.
In some cases, it can make sense to use your gold as an investment vehicle. It's a little known fact that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), can be used to hold physical gold and silver. While most mainstream IRA custodians only allow for the purchase of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs, there are also small companies that will help you set up and manage a self-directed IRA which can be used to hold precious metals.
The benefit of this type of arrangement is obvious. Your metals grow in value, but are sheltered from taxes until such time as you dissolve the IRA and sell the assets. In addition, by using a Roth IRA, you won't need to pay any taxes at all on the growth in the value of your gold and silver, as long as you follow the rules for tax free disbursement from a Roth IRA.
Harvard Gold and Economy Observer can teach you how to set-up a self-directed IRA that holds gold and silver. We can also steer you towards the companies that make it possible to manage such a retirement fund. And will give you detailed information about the pros and cons of setting up your own self-directed precious metal IRA.
In some situations in might make sense to buy the stock of companies that produce precious metals, rather than buying the physical metals themselves. Our up-to-date information about the happenings in global financial markets that are currently affecting gold and silver, and the companies that produce them, will prove to be invaluable to the precious metals investor.
While gold and silver have gained substantially since 2001, they have actually seen a dramatic downturn since 2011. As global financial markets recover we could be heading into a new bull market for the precious metals. The last time such a bull market run occurred there was a 2,500% increase in the price of gold and an amazing 3,800% increase in the price of silver.
While we don't know when another bull market like this will occur, it makes very good sense to hold at least a portion of your investments in precious metals. They will provide you with stability in your portfolio and will hold their value until the next surge in the price of metals occurs.
With the detailed analysis provided by the Harvard Gold and Economy Observer you will be ready for this next leg higher for precious metals. You will have full knowledge of the global financial events that are leading precious metals towards gains, and will be able to strike at the correct time in the business cycle to increase your investments in gold and silver. Thank you for reading
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The Harvard Gold and Economy Observer team