Have you ever thought of investing your money? What investment vehicles have you heard about (or been investing in)?
You’ve probably heard of bonds, stocks and mutual funds because they are the more popular ways of investing money. Bonds are basically securities founded on debt. You buy bonds from government or entities and then they pay you interest and eventually the whole money that you initially invested on them. Stocks are, on the other hand, equities in companies. Among the ways to earn are from dividends or when the stock increases in value. Investing in mutual funds is like pooling your money with other investors wherein this fund is managed by a professional manager who picks bonds and stocks and other investments that will make up the investment portfolio.
Other methods of investing money are options, futures, foreign exchange or FOREX, gold, real estate and a lot more (I cannot enumerate them all here, of course).
Now, why do you think one should invest in gold coins (specifically American gold coins and gold eagle coins)? It is said that in times of economic instability and uncertainty, gold still remains as a valuable commodity. Its value doesn’t fluctuate as much as money’s value. For example, when the stock market crashed recently, stocks lost their value and those who invested in stocks are basically left holding an (almost) useless paper. This is not the case with gold since it still managed to keep its value. Even until now, it’s still increasing its value. Having gold among one’s investments is a good way to diversify one’s investment portfolio.
There are various companies and businessmen that sells golds and silver but you have to be cautious too when dealing with them and make sure that they are legit. Just like any investment decision, you have to do your research too in finding legit companies that sell gold and silver.
Great Southern Coins, for example, had certifications from PCGS, NGC, ANACS and ICG. They claim to be one of the leading internet coin dealers and have several auctions closing throughout the week. They had been trading on several different auction sites across the internet and pride themselves in the volume of coins they are able to offer to their customers.
Are you planning to invest? Which investment vehicle do you think is the most likely that you’ll invest in? Care to share your thoughts?