Have you ever considered investing in precious metals? If so, now might be the perfect time to get into the market. Owning precious metals can be a great way to protect your future, diversify your investments, and lessen your exposure to the stock market. The value of precious metals is non-correlated to the stock market and generally goes up when the value of the dollar decreases, which is why it is such a good asset to diversify with.

We’ve put together a list of some of the top ways to get the most out of your investment. This is great place to begin if you are on the fence about starting your investment or have just begun investing in precious metals.

1. Diversify, Diversify, Diversify

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Think about your traditional investment portfolio, we are told it would not be wise to invest all of your money in a single stock, since that would put your entire portfolio at high risk of fluctuation. Instead of relying solely on only gold (for example), investing in silver, platinum, or palladium can be a smart move. You can further your stability by investing in investment grade coins which follow a different path of value that rely on mintage numbers and the grading of the coin. You can get a better idea of how precious metals pricing works on our live gold price page.

2. Invest Precious Metal in an IRA

Did you know that you can contribute some precious metals investments directly into your IRA or Roth IRA? You can treat your precious metals IRA the same way as you can with a traditional IRA. Simply set up your IRA, fund it, and then your custodian will inform you when your IRA is ready to purchase precious metals. You should also keep in mind that any profits from the sales of your investments can be tax deferred as long as you keep the proceeds from your sale with your custodian for reinvestment or transfer the proceeds to another IRA account. To learn information about how to start a precious metals IRA, call the United States Gold Bureau today at (800) 775-3504.

3. Mix Proof and Bullion Precious Metals Into Your Portfolio

When you’re investing in precious metals, it’s always a good idea to have a healthy mix of bullion and proof coins. When you have both, you can tackle your precious metals investment from two different sides. You’ll have beautiful investment-grade proof coins that you can keep hidden away in your investment portfolio. They will build value over time based on their manufacturing perfection and population that was minted in a certain year. On the other end of your precious metals portfolio, you can invest in bullion. The price of bullion or “raw” precious metals in the form of coins, bars, and ingots, changes based on the worldwide commodity market, it’s an important tool to have at your disposal. Bullion can be available in any size desired, making bartering an easier affair. Having the two types of precious metals together will protect you investments and prepare your portfolio for anything that may happen in the future.

4. Find a Precious Metals Distributor You Can Trust

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So, you’ve decided to invest your future in precious metals - that’s great! Now you need to find an investment firm that you can trust with your investment opportunities. There are a lot investment firms out there, but you need to do your research on which one is the right fit for you. You need to find a firm that have a diverse inventory of fine precious metals whose value will only increase. You should also begin this search by seeking a firm that has friendly, knowledgeable Precious Metals Specialists that know the ins and outs of the precious metals market so they can advise you on how to make the most of your investment. Be thorough in your research and be sure to put your trust in the right precious metals firm for you.

So what are you waiting for? Contact the United States Gold Bureau today to start your portfolio today. Our Precious Metals Specialists are standing by to help you secure your future in precious metals. Call 1(800) 775-3504 today to begin your investment journey.

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