Collect Gold & Silver, Be Miss Universe Or Buy An iPad

Living the dream, each and every Miss Universe contestant is living their dream as Miss USA, Rima Fakih stated on her blog “This is a very important and exciting time in my life for so many reasons. I have the honor of representing the USA in the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant. I am living my dream of competing in the Pageant with 82 of the most beautiful women in the world.” She also said “I know this can be a challenging time for the contestants but we must not forget to have fun! ” The importance of this will be made clear later. Oh and a dream of being Miss Universe is out for me and about 99.999% of the population.

Every person that owns an iPad had a dream of getting one, maybe saving up the money and finally walking into the store or going on line and ordering your very own to be delivered. When you open that box as with every new gadget that we get, overly exuberant, like a kid at Christmas. Another dream realized, OK not a major accomplishment but it all counts and a dream that is much more reachable by a much greater percentage of the planet, than Miss Universe.

What about a dream of financial achievement? The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Have you ever believed that you could collect gold and silver? Could you see yourself with a wooden treasure chest full of gold and silver coins right in front of you? Can you touch it, smell it and feel it. Is it possible and as Miss USA says, in this challenging time can you collect a fortune and have fun while doing it? and maybe improve your financial situation as well?

The answer is yes, for some, (There is a better chance of you getting your fill of gold and silver than becoming Miss Universe) but not without a plan, commitment and consistent action toward whatever monetary status you’re trying to get to. The timing is perfect for collecting gold and silver. Unless you live in a cave, it is almost impossible to go through a day without seeing signs “we buy gold and silver”. Why is there so much demand for gold and silver? It is a commodity with limited quantity and like most, if not all commodities, price is based on supply and demand. The demand is through the roof and the supply, well you understand.

You need to know that I am not a broker and do not possess a license to trade gold and silver commodities. This post is general information by an independent collector that understands the need for everyday people to collect something, so it might as well be gold and silver (it is not only for the rich).

So how do you get started? The first thing you need to do is educate yourself on value and the different forms that these metals come in, such as gold & silver coins or silver bullion.

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Take More Booty By Playing The Gold Silver Ratio

I liken investing in gold and silver to treasure hunting. If you have ever held gold or silver in your hand, you will know that it holds a certain allure. This is especially true of gold. People also like that they won’t rust. But a lot of folks look at precious metals investing as something to scoff at. They say that gold and silver aren’t a productive investment. Playing the gold silver ratio enables one to make this “passive” investment a more vital one.

Historically, gold and silver have retained a certain ratio. Most experts think that a 16 to 1 ratio is a good historical representation. This means that it takes 16 ounces of silver to buy 1 ounce of gold. In different times in history, this ratio has been fixed at different levels to stabilize markets and currencies. It brought predictability to the market. Businesses and investors love predictability.

Until very recently, this ratio has remained pretty consistent. However, in our area of fiat, central bank notes, this ratio has fluctuated wildly. We have seen lows around 10 and highs near 100. Given these swings, one can play the price spread between gold and silver to increase one’s stores of those metals. Let’s use an example.

Typically, anything under 40 or above 70 is a time to think about swapping. Recently, the gold silver ratio was flirting with 47 on the ratio scale. That meant that it took 47 ounces of silver to buy 1 ounce of gold. At this point, an investor might swap some of his silver for gold, thereby playing the price spread. Conversely, if the ratio exceeds 70, an investor would most likely swap some of his gold for silver. This again is a simple price spread play.

Playing the price spreads between gold and silver allows an investor to make his metals an active investment. An investor can do very well investing in these metals long term on the metals’ own merits. But, by playing the gold silver ratio, an investor can increase their effective stores to hedge against monetary policy.

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