Monday, March 29, 2010

"Gold and Silver Coin Premiums still remain very low to Spot Prices"....



Lost in the daily commentary about gold and silver prices is the actual cost of taking possession of these precious metals. Unless you trade in paper GLD or SLV, or you store your bullion in overseas vaults with companies like Goldmoney, Perth Mint e.t.c, the actual cost to purchase gold and silver can diverge from the COMEX spot price by as much as 36% (as I will show below). We have analyzed the premiums for these two monetary metals over the past year and a half, and we hope to offer some perspective on "real" market prices.

For the benefit of novice investors: Spot price is the settlement price per ounce of gold and silver for future delivery through the Commodities Exchange (COMEX). This price fluctuates by the minute, like stocks on the NY Stock Exchange. The "spot" is the price referenced by talking heads when referring to the "price of gold" or the "price of silver," etc, and it is a value used by dealers when setting bullion prices. The premium per ounce is the markup charged by mints and dealers when trading consumer-grade bullion (i.e. anything smaller than 400 oz gold bars). Together, these two numbers comprise the total cost of purchasing precious metals in physical form. The same definitions apply to platinum and palladium.

In contrast to the spot price, where there is a clear historical price record, minimal reliable information exists concerning fluctuations in metals premiums. This is because measuring accurate market premiums is an inexact science and highly labor-intensive, as premiums vary considerably by mint, supplier, product, weight, order volume, and of course, demand. As part of our ongoing company research, we analyze market moves in premiums by using very basic criteria, focusing mostly on high volume dealers and popular products to paint a broad picture of price movements. Note: These are approximations only.

GOLD



Data through March 20th 2010..

For the purposes of this study, we have included only the most popular gold coins: the one ounce (by gold weight) US Mint Eagles, Royal Canadian Mint Maple Leafs, and the grandfather of them all, the South African Kruggerand. Over the past seventeen months, gold's average spot price has been $975.15, and its average premium per ounce for an order of twenty ounces has been $58.18. The percentage of premium to total (again, defined as 'spot' plus 'premium') is 5.6%. This percentage peaked in November of 2008 at 9.4% ($760.86 spot + $79 average premium) and currently sits at 4.2% ($1,119.85 spot + $49 average premium).

Some will argue that ancillary costs such as shipping and insurance should be factored into the total, but since the industry standard is "free shipping and insurance," these costs are not measured.




4% OR 9% IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR PHYSICAL POSSESSION


“BUY REAL GOLD NOT A PAER PROMISE”


Friday, March 26, 2010

Is There A Right Way To Invest In Gold? - Forbes

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

pt 2/3 "Hold gold & silver coins for protection" David Tice on KWN

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www.kingworldnews.com David Tice is one of the most highly respected investment professionals at the forefront of bear market investing for more than 20 years. David has appeared in virtually all financial media including Barrons, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and much more. He gained national recognition through articles he wrote for Barrons and as the subject of numerous business journal and television interviews beginning at the time when he was among just a handful of courageous people who dared to short the market. In this interview David discusses the US stock market, US Dollar, gold, silver, the economy, real GDP, sentiment, the consumer, a coming funding crisis, threats to our freedoms, capital controls and much more.

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pt 3/3 "Hold gold & silver coins for protection" David Tice on KWN

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www.kingworldnews.com David Tice is one of the most highly respected investment professionals at the forefront of bear market investing for more than 20 years. David has appeared in virtually all financial media including Barrons, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and much more. He gained national recognition through articles he wrote for Barrons and as the subject of numerous business journal and television interviews beginning at the time when he was among just a handful of courageous people who dared to short the market. In this interview David discusses the US stock market, US Dollar, gold, silver, the economy, real GDP, sentiment, the consumer, a coming funding crisis, threats to our freedoms, capital controls and much more.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Gold $5000+

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Credit to goldfreakcom Watch at 5:20. I have been saying all along after watching the destroying and emptying out of California that perhaps they might want to offer that State to China as a peace offereing for all the money the US owes to China. Now you hear Jim Rogers actually offering the same idea up. How close is that to being the Truth?? I know there has to be a reason for what has happened in that State. It is not just bad luck nor bad management....TPTB wanted it that way for a reason...but what?? Gold coins and Bars, Peter Schiff 5000 Gold, Jim Rogers 2000 Gold, Max Keiser China Gold Bullion www.goldfreak.com

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Bob Chapman on the Power Hour, 2/3: Gold, Dollar, Fake Coins, Fake Gold, Fort Knox

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Part 2of Bob Chapman on the Power Hour, 11-23-09. www.thepowerhour.com. Subjects discussed: gold, collapsing dollar, fake gold, Fort Knox, fake coins, tungsten bars.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

A road map to $2,000 U.S / oz Gold......

Gold Investors who want to research where our current Gold price is heading only need to look back to see where it has been, after all there is “NO UNKNOWN ANSWERS IN OUR UNIVERSE”, “ONLY UNKNOWN QUESTIONS”.

Everything in our lives that is currently happening has happened before and will happen again and again and again as “HUMANS ARE VERY PREDICTABLE” and over the last 200 years or so we have been able to measure these behaviors more and more accurately..

If we want to look forward into the future for just about anything all we need to do is measure accurately its past, that doesn’t mean our past equals or future as anything or anyone can change.

Thanks to our brilliant charting technology that we now share so openly all around the globe, anyone can look back at our historical charts on Gold and its historical price movements.

Using this history as a very predictable guide we are able to give an accurate prediction on “A ROAD MAP TO $2,000 U.S / oz Gold” and it looks like it’s going to come quicker than most people think.

Every major Gold bull run has lasted a minimum of 15 years, our current Gold bull market started in 2000 – 2001 so we have plenty more time to see even higher prices than $2,000 an ounce for Gold however the accuracy is lost the further we map or plot its course..

Sure there are going to be some speed bumps and hurdles along the way that Gold must climb and this is why one needs to keep educated on our current Global economic conditions, no need to be an economist or a share market guru, there is enough of them all ready so we can feed off a few of their crumbs and make our own educated decision on what we should do with our hard earned money.

Just one basic 10 year weekly Gold chart and some basic knowledge of a typical “J” curve or “BELL” curve and presto:-

“ A CHART CAN SAY A MILLION WORDS”

This Gold charts says that the safest place to double your money over the next 2 to 3 years is “GOLD”....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

pt 1/3 "Hold gold & silver coins for protection" David Tice on KWN

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www.kingworldnews.com David Tice is one of the most highly respected investment professionals at the forefront of bear market investing for more than 20 years. David has appeared in virtually all financial media including Barrons, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and much more. He gained national recognition through articles he wrote for Barrons and as the subject of numerous business journal and television interviews beginning at the time when he was among just a handful of courageous people who dared to short the market. In this interview David discusses the US stock market, US Dollar, gold, silver, the economy, real GDP, sentiment, the consumer, a coming funding crisis, threats to our freedoms, capital controls and much more.

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German coins of the 19th and 20th Century

 

COINS OF THE GERMAN STATES
19th & early 20th Century Specimens

       Black Mountain Coins maintains an ever-changing and expanding collection of numismatic specimens from throughout the world and history. One area of our site that has garnered the interest of a dedicated group of hunters are the German States, German Imperial Coins, Weimar Republic, Third Reich & Bundes republic and East German Coins sections of our site. For those of you who had not ventured so far but share their interests we are highlighting the finds specific to the collector of coins from the German States.

Every collector has their unique area of interest and developed base of knowledge. For those of us whose collecting senses have become honed to a specific numismatic quarry, the hunt is not merely a matter of spying & gaining a given specimen but of bagging the right catch under the right set of conditions. As one of the leading sites for collectors of world coins we take pride in the ever-changing collections we're able to bring to the public. We don't offer just a database of coins or ask you to trust us with no more evidence to go on than a blurry or grainy shot. We maintain an experienced numismatic staff that are able to locate unique pieces, value them appropriately and render high resolution images so that you can best inspect each piece despite how remote the internet may make your quarry seem. We encourage you to not just examine our collections but to inquire of us how we may best assist you in gaining an advantaged shot at that rare or hard-sought for piece.

 

       Every week we highlight a different realm of the numismatic public's interest with the offerings we are able to bring. This week's focus on coins of the German States is an encouragement to some. If this answers your area of interest then we are especially pleased. If your interests keep along a different path then please continue checking our newsletter and monitoring our site or just email or call us - (828) 669-0200. It is inevitable that, with us, you will find more than the mere trace of satisfaction.

 

Always prepared and at your service,

Dan, Liz, Terry, Clark, Bob, & Donna

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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