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    Precious Metals vs. the Stock Market

    Now that you know a little bit more about precious metal investing, we are ready to discuss how precious metal investments compare to the most traditional investment — the stock market. Precious Metals vs. Stocks Many of the visitors on our website are already familiar with traditional investment vehicles like stocks, but aren’t so familiar…

    The Modern Functions of Gold and Silver

    The modern functions of gold and silver are a lot more dynamic than many people realize. Yes, jewelry is a popular usage for precious metals, but it is hardly the only market that creates outside demand. Everyone from investors to automobile manufacturers has an interest in precious metals. Without the diverse source of demand for…

    Who Is Kitco?

    Most people involved in precious metals are likely familiar with the name Kitco. Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium. They even are involved in Rhodium. Kitco is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and also maintains offices in New York and Hong Kong. Not only…

    What Is The NYMEX?

    The NYMEX, or New York Mercantile Exchange, is one of the leaders when it comes to commodities trading. The NYMEX is now owned and operated by Chicago’s CME Group. The exchange came from humble beginnings. In 1872, several Manhattan dairy merchants got together and created the butter and cheese exchange of New York. Eventually, this exchange…

    What Is COMEX?

    COMEX is one of the most well-known and recognized exchanges for the trading of metals such as gold, silver, copper and aluminum. The COMEX exchange was founded in New York in 1933. The name COMEX was short for Commodity Exchange, Inc. In 1994, the COMEX exchange merged with the New York Mercantile exchange and became the division…

    Gold & Silver Futures Contracts

    Gold and silver futures are traded on several exchanges across the globe. These instruments can give investors exposure to gold and silver while only putting up a fraction of the total cost of the contract. Because of this leverage, gold and silver futures are not to be taken lightly and are certainly not appropriate for…

    Gold & Silver ETFs

    Many people do not understand the differences between buying physical gold, silver or other precious metals and buying paper metals products, such as a gold or silver-based ETF. Here we will look at the differences specifically between owning physical metals and owning shares of the gold based ETF GLD or the silver based ETF SLV….