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How To Invest With Gold Certificates?

Author : Mouss tabs

What are Gold certificates?

A precious metals certificate is a certificate of ownership that for example silver owners hold instead of storing physical silver.

It is a way of investing into precious metals without having to deal with storage or insurance.

Gold certificates are the world's first bank notes dating back to the 17thcentury in cities like London or Amsterdam.

Who issues certificates?

Typical certificates issuers are for example banks or major financial institutions that provide central depository where tons of gold bars are stores in vaults.

The certificate gives you ownership of a specific amount of precious metals, redeemable upon demand.

It gives you the ability to easily trade gold without having to deal with physical aspects, saving money various costs.

Individual banking institutions that keep stores of gold can sell them to investors and issue their own certificates. Once you have a certificate, you can easily sell or trade it with another investor.

Who uses certificates?

Major gold investors want to be able to invest in large volume, and handling and securing gold in such amounts could quickly become extremely dangerous, for obvious reasons.

That's why many investors prefer investing in gold certificates, leaving the bullion stored in a secured facility to focus on buying and selling.

One advantage using gold certificates is the knowledge that your precious metals are unlikely to go anywhere since banks take their vault security VERY seriously.

The value of gold is fluctuating constantly. With certificates, gold investors can move their investment as needed to adjust their position as the market shifts, facilitating rapid trading.

Advantages of certificates

-No storage or security issue for investors; Quick and secure trading

-Allows taking physical delivery of bars, upon demand

-Primarily used by large volume precious metal investors

Disadvantages of certificates

-Can be counterfeited

Gold has always been associated with the gods as a sign of power, glory and wealth in many cultures all over the world.

Throughout history, crown of kings were made of gold, money was made of gold, temples were made of or ornate with gold and today the best athletes compete at the Olympics for gold medals.

Man has always been attracted to gold and will continue to seek for as much gold as possible. It is with no doubt the first metal ever known to man. It's found in shiny yellow nuggets in each and every continent.

WHen you think of the impact of metals on the progress of technology, we may think of the development of iron and copper working as the greatest contributor to our economic and cultural progress. but gold came first. It has always been a material of choice for making ornaments or jewellery because of it's beauty and brilliance. A piece of art made of gold is guaranteed to be resistant to tarnish and last forever.

The first coins known were 550 B.C when Croseus, king of Lydea (actual region of Turkey) ordered coins made of 98% gold. In America, gold coins were used until 1971 when president Nixon left the Bretton Woods system. Until then, the power of the dollar was backed by gold.

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The purpose of this website is to

1) Make people aware of the true potential of investing in gold bullion coins and bars.

2) Educate people on the story and value of Gold, Silver and Platinum group metals.

3) Provide ourselves and others a way to save and invest for future needs, build wealth and reach financial stability.

4)Provide information on viable, legitimate, and profitable income and gold bullion investment opportunities.

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