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5 Factors to Consider Before Buying Precious Metals

buying precious metals

Did you know that precious metals like gold, platinum, palladium, and silver are effective safe-haven assets during seasons of market upheaval?

Whether a new or experienced investor, you can learn lessons from worldwide events like the financial crisis of 2007 and the COVID shutdowns. These events underscored the importance of portfolio diversification.

Are you interested in learning how to invest in precious metals so you don’t put all your proverbial eggs in one basket?

Continue reading to see five things to know about before buying precious metals.

1. Consider the Type of Precious Metal

When looking into precious metals investments, you must consider what type or types of precious metals interest you. Gold is the most common option. However, as you can see above, it’s not the only precious metal available.

The safe choices are gold and silver, but you should research to figure out the supply-and-demand dynamic before pulling the trigger on any investment. It’s also essential to consider price volatility to reduce your odds of losing money.

2. Stay Clear of Scams

One reason it pays to invest through a reputable metal dealer when buying gold or silver is that you can avoid fraudsters seeking to prey on investors. You’ll appreciate this protection even more if you want to buy in volume.

The number of scams out there is enough to make anyone’s head spin, so you don’t want to run ahead of yourself and start investing until you’re ready. You need to consider the dynamics of the market and issues like metal purity.

Again, working with a reputable gold and silver dealer will help you avoid problems that can cost you a small or large fortune.

3. Learn How to Time Investments

Timing is everything when investing and growing your metal collection. Just like in the stock market, you want to learn how to purchase low and divest high.

If you want to invest in a way that evens out the highs and lows over the long haul, invest a certain amount monthly or quarterly. It’ll get you in the habit of investing regularly, and the odds are you’ll come out ahead over time.

4. Find the Best Places to Buy Precious Metals

It’s essential to buy your precious metals from reputable dealers. Don’t make the mistake of buying or selling precious metals through the wrong dealers.

At CMI, we’re the oldest bullion dealer in the United States. So, we have a long track record of success as a gold and silver dealer.

Are you looking to benefit from discounted prices when buying gold or silver in volume? If so, we have what you need to succeed as a precious metal investor.

5. Ask Questions When You Need Answers

If you have any questions at any stage of the process, ask questions. You shouldn’t proceed until you get the answers you need to make informed choices. Investing in precious metals is a good idea, but do so intelligently.

We Make Buying Precious Metals Pain-Free

Are you interested in diversifying your portfolio of financial investments? If so, it pays to consider precious metals.

Buying precious metals doesn’t have to be complicated. Contact us at CMI to see for yourself how easy and pain-free it can be to buy and sell precious metals. Get in touch with any questions or to find out how to get started.

4 Responses to “5 Factors to Consider Before Buying Precious Metals”

  1. Irving Cobb

    I am new to this market, I am looking for information. 1 . What is the lowest amount of
    Product I can purchase. 2 can I buy multiple products at the same time. What is the difference in categories? How will buying coins affect my taxes?

    • Johnny Estes

      Good Day,

      Our minimums are 3 ounce of gold and/or 100 ounces of silver. You are able to mix and match as you please.

      please see our doing business page, linked below. You can also call one of our non-commissioned brokers at (800) 528-1380

      Have a great day,

      Doing Business with CMI

  2. Mark Veit

    I bought a few coins from a fellow couple years ago and I cannot remember his name. I was just wondering as I have just come into a inheritance and so until I’m looking at options.

    • Johnny Estes

      Hello Mark,

      In the past you delt with Daniel. He is still with us and would love to take your call. (602) 845-7043


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