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How to Ride Out the Short-Term Ups and Downs in the Gold Market

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American Gold Eagle Coin

If you have been following the price of gold during the first quarter of 2014, you have had to endure more ups and downs than the world’s scariest roller coaster. Gold started out the year just above the $1,200 mark and rose steadily into the month of March. It almost reached $1,400 before the rally… Read more »

Using The Sheldon Scale to Grade Premium Precious Metal Coins

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William Sheldon An extremely rare 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar sold at auction for $414,000 in 2001 and that same coin was sold again in 2008 for more than $1,000,000. You can buy a 1921 Morgan Dollar that looks “perfect” for less than $200. Both coins contain fine silver that has a melt value of about $15.00 based… Read more »

Step by Step Procedure to Set-Up a Checkbook IRA

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If you are not getting the performance you want through a traditional or Roth IRA, you can take more control of your retirement savings by setting up a Checkbook IRA. Also referred to as a Self-Directed IRA, a Checkbook IRA allows you to make alternative investment choices that are not available through other types of… Read more »

How to Buy Gold for Investment and Retirement

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Scottsdale Bullion and Coin Gold Coin Lock

Perhaps you’ve heard the latest buzz about gold and how it has become a popular choice for investors interested in stabilizing their portfolios during times of economic stress. You might also be a little worried about the value of your 401k and whether it will withstand the ups and downs of the stock market. If… Read more »

How to Invest in a Precious Metals IRA

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Precious Metals IRA egg pic

In the world of gambling, taking a risk with your money is almost considered a customary tradition no matter what age you are. However, there comes a time when the playing field changes a bit. When people enter the age of retirement, suddenly, things involving risk and adrenaline tend to get replaced with comfort and… Read more »