Precious metals are regaining investor’s interest despite the fluctuation of their individual prices in the market. Gold, silver, platinum and rhodium have the highest value per kilogram among the precious metal category. When these precious metals are formed into bullion, they are considered as an ideal store of value over time. By investing in these precious metals, investors are able to hedge their money in these investments.
As hedge investments, precious metals offset the financial devaluation of currency due to economic downturns. Especially during the current economic crisis in Europe and in the US, hedge investments in precious metals offer market players more security. Gold, silver and other precious metals go through different types of market fluctuation. This is good for investors because they are given other options to diversify their portfolios. Silver is collectible because it is more stable than gold. On the other hand, gold and platinum are appraised based on market movements.
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According to Investmentcontrarians.com, 2012 has been a volatile year for gold. However, in August of this year rumors started floating around predicting the Federal Reserve would partake in more economic stimulus, and as a result gold appreciated. This is exactly what the FED gave us, a very aggressive amount of stimulus with no end date announced. When the announcement was made in September of this year there was a huge sell off of gold. However, in December of this year, the FED announced it would add $45 billion per month to the money supply, on top of the $40 billion per month of stimulus already being enacted. This means gold could hit $1800 per ounce or higher next year.
To further make the case for gold, Goldbullionexchange.com offers an interesting article titled, Return of the Age of Gold. Indeed, we may in fact be returning to gold in a big way, because gold can now be bought from vending machines in German airports and train stations. Shoppers can purchase a 1 gram wafer or a 10 ounce gold bullion bar, right from a machine. Refiners have been unable to keep up with the gold bullion demand, and gold vaults are being built as more people are turning to gold for safe haven. Read More »
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The prices of rare Monaco coins usually depend on various factors including the coin market, coin grading, rarity, errors and its mintage. Overall, the rarity of the coin will determine its value in the marketplace, which is often not based on its face value. The rare coins that dramatically appreciate in value over a specific amount of time are usually the coinage that collectors are continually seeking.
The value of all Monaco coins will be determined by their grading. The higher the grading value, the more exquisite and expensive the piece will be. Even a coin that has a one great difference can be offered at two or three times more than the lower graded piece.
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At the height of their powers, the hedge funds were virtually linked to central governments who treated them like the royal equivalent of the business community. The kinds of resources that they were able to muster were so impressive that the normal restraints that government tends to place on business were abandoned in favor of a sycophantic attitude.
This article aims to examine what the role of the government was as opposed to what it should have been. This exercise is undertaken to give governments the possibilities to improve the framework for dealing with the hedge fund in the future when it resurrects at some time in the future.
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