What Is Happening To American Expats And Their IRA’s ?

Investing in Gold or Silver in IRA and Roth IRA Imagine working hard at the same job for over forty years. Imagine while you are doing this, that you trustfully deposit money into your IRA every year, waiting for the day that you can wake up, and call yourself retired. Perhaps at some points over the years, you watched in horror as hard earned money in your IRA evaporated due to poor investment choices, a lack of financial supervision, market … Read More »

How Are Gold Coins Used As A Hedge Against Inflation?

When you begin researching gold, there are a few terms that seem to consistently pop up. One is “hedge against inflation” the other common term often applied to gold is “store of value”. To a very certain extent, these terms are nearly synonymous. This article-blog will explore how gold, gold coins, and gold bullion in particular functions as a hedge against inflation. What Is Inflation, And Why Does Gold Fight Inflation? To begin this conversation, understanding what inflation is and … Read More »

Gold Coins And Gold Bullion Investments Are Doing Quite Well In 2014 – Part One

The Wall Street Journal just released a very interesting article that compares gold futures, which are most closely tracked in value by gold bullion and gold coins, to other investments, and the returns that have been tracked so far this year. The author, Myra P. Saefong, looked at the S&P 500, Barclay’s U.S. Bond Index, iShares Emerging Markets Fund, Bitcoins, the ICE U.S. Dollar Index, and even the SPDR Gold ETF. This is what she found: The S&P Vs. Gold … Read More »

Gold Coins And Gold Bullion Investments Are Doing Quite Well In 2014 – Part Two

In part one of this article-blog, I discussed some findings of Myra P. Saefong’s article, which was published by the Wall Street Journal. Myra compared the growth of gold in 2014, against several other investments. Gold bullion and gold coins most closely track the gold futures price, so if you bought modern gold coins or gold bullion products on January 1, 2014, congratulations your gold purchase has done quite well very quickly. Here are some more of her comparisons and … Read More »

Gold Investment Options And Buying Physical Gold – Part Three

So, in parts one and two of this article-blog we started a conversation about buying numismatic gold coins, rare gold coins, old gold coins, and our plan to buy gold bars online with the teller at the bank. She offered to set us up with the bank’s financial planner, and we set down at his desk at the appointed time and laid out our desires and plans to own gold. I then explained that there would be no commission available … Read More »

Gold Investment Options And Buying Physical Gold – Part Two

  Picking up where we left off in part one of Gold Investment Options And Buying Physical Gold, which is at the bank teller’s window, the teller just offered to make an appointment for you with the bank’s investment adviser. Let’s say for the sake of this article-blog that you accepted her offer, and set aside a time to talk to the financial professional. Lets take the scenario a step further and suggest that you ask this person about your … Read More »

Gold Investment Options And Buying Physical Gold – Part One

If you are like most Americans, you are having a lot of your retirement savings decisions being made for you, and you participate very little. Think about it. Every payday Social Security is deducted from your paycheck, and another little column shows you how much of your paycheck was sent to be deposited into your 401k account. If you are unlike most Americans, you actually log into your 401k account and actively manage your investment directions by selling and buying … Read More »

Rare Gold Coin Dealers And Buying Gold Coins Online – Part Four

Picking up where we left off in part three of “Rare Gold Coin Dealers and Buying Gold Coins Online”, I was noting why Craig Griffin’s vision for ITM Trading was needed to help Americans buy and own gold coins and numismatic gold coins in particular as part of their retirement portfolio. I wrote that until president Nixon took the United States off of the gold standard, the price of gold in the United States was set by the government and … Read More »

Rare Gold Coin Dealers And Buying Gold Coins Online – Part One

These days, the Internet is becoming a dominant marketplace for many items, and you can now purchase items or services online that just a few years ago you either would not or could not. For instance, take mortgage products. When I purchased my first property, not only did I know my mortgage broker personally, but I had to make several treks down to his office to deliver tax filings, W2’s, bank statements, letters of employment, and the like. These days, … Read More »

Rare Gold Coin Dealers And Buying Gold Coins Online – Part Two

In part one of this article-blog, we left off looking at how the market for rare gold coins and numismatic gold coins has changed over time. I mentioned that rare gold coins and numismatic gold coins can be a great way to transfer wealth from one generation to another, and this is one reason that I believe, their are more rare gold coins and numismatic gold coins in the hands of younger people than there were a decade or two … Read More »