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Tips On Investing In Gold Bullion

Apr 10, 2008
For thousands of years, men and women have held gold in high regard. We want more of it! And this is not down to greed, but rather the soundness of gold. Gold is a stable investment; the price does not fluctuate as drastically as oil or the stocks on the stock exchange. Before you go and buy your hundred grams of gold investment, consider these points.

Everyone wants a gold bar. It is the epitome of wealth, after all, you likely have a wealth strategy, and if you don't then hopefully this will make you consider it. Usually investing in gold bullion comes after investing in high yielding savings accounts, stocks and bonds, and other investments, art possibly.

A good strategy is to have 1-5% of your wealth in the form of gold. As I stated earlier, gold is stable. A look at the price of gold does not show major differences. You will not see gold increase 30% in a day, and likewise, you will not see that kind of decrease, so this makes gold such a good investment strategy (to keep just on top of inflation).

Looking for a gold bullion bar will show you many sizes. From ounces to grams, right up to the kilograms if you really want to invest in gold bullion bars, you can. However, buying these amounts of gold in one piece can cause many problems in the long term.

Imagine for a moment, you invest in this gold bullion bar. Now, you have one big piece of gold. That is great! However, looking long term you likely want to pass that gold to your spouse, your children or even a charity when you leave this world. And what about if you really need to sell it to free up some cash in an emergency? The gold bullion bar will at some point in time be exchanged for cash.

Now, it is not as simple as buying the gold bar. Now, you also need to consider how you can convert the gold bar to cash. There are not that many places that will buy the gold bullion bar, and some of the places selling gold bullion bars may not be interested in buying your gold bar back.

This leaves you in a dilemma. One option is to cut the gold bar, but no one wants to do that! The gold bullion bar has stamps on it, which indicates its authenticity.

An overlooked option is gold bullion coins. Coins are small enough that there is no need to cut them to pieces! Also if you should need the cash, then you can sell some of the coins and keep the rest, thus preserving at least some of your original investment.

Gold bullion coins can also be more easily split up in your will. You can distribute some to each of your loved ones, and everyone is happy. Gold bullion coins are also more readily available, and as such more people are willing to buy them. You can even increase your holdings over time, by buying gold bullion coins every few months or once a year, and have a pouch of gold coins!

The price of the gold bullion coins does have its own problems. For example, they need to be kept in pristine condition. Obviously the benefit also is that well kept gold coins may actually be worth more than the base gold value.
About the Author
Investing in gold or buying gold has many options. To help you find what you need, visit these sites:
* Buying Gold Bullion
* 14K Gold Bracelet
* More Investing Articles
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