“AFTERSHOCK” co-author Robert Wiedemer and Monex VP Michael Maroney discuss the current volatility in the world’s financial markets and warn of the dangers of additional currency manipulation, quantitative easing, inflation and how to protect yourself in the coming months and years. Qualified investors should log-on to the Monex website (http://www.monex.com) to see additional “AFTERSHOCK” videos featuring Mr. Wiedemer and find out how to receive a complimentary copy of the new “AFTERSHOCK – 2nd Edition” book and also a copy of the now-legendary “Lost Chapter” not included in the book’s latest edition.
Today (10/19/2011) is the 24th anniversary of the 1987 "Black Monday" stock market crash . . . and in this new Monex video, Mike draws some very intriguing parallels between what happened 24 years ago and today.
This video contemplates whether or not you should invest in gold and silver for protection or for the potential profit that exists in the market. Precious metals are tremendous for long-term price appreciation, and they've been fabulous as far as short-term trading opportunities. Only you, the individual investor, can determine which investment strategy is right for you. When you compare the long-term price appreciation of the markets over the last ten years and you look at the performance of certain asset classes, gold has been one of the top asset performers in the world for the last ten years with an average of better than 15 % return. What does the future hold? Only time will tell, but since the trend has been your friend, doesn't it make sense to look at gold as a potential long-term investment in this type of environment? Every investor should start building a core physical position in precious metals.
This video talks about creating lasting wealth with gold and silver and where to purchase physical precious metals. As most consumers know, it's absolutely essential to know who you're dealing with. Everyone has heard of the saying, caveat emptor, which means buyer beware. So it is up to you, the individual investor, to do your due diligence before you actually purchase metal. Knowledge is power. Investigate who you plan on doing business with. The safest way to buy precious metals is by dealing with a reputable established dealer. Check everyone out; use the TV, the internet, the paper. Find out who you're dealing with. Talk to a friend. Most of our business comes from referrals. So there's lots of people out there that have dealt in the precious metals market that have a quality experience that they will share with you.
This video discusses how to buy gold and silver. In regard to silver bullion, individual investors may purchase silver as a monetary metal to protect against inflation, to protect against geopolitical uncertainty and to protect against any sort of catastrophic event within the financial system. Silver bullion bars come in many different sizes. The most accepted bar is the one thousand ounce silver bar. This is what we call a good delivery bar. Some people call it the industrial bar. A one thousand once silver bar can weigh up to 10% more than one thousand ounces or 10% less than one thousand ounces and of course if you purchase a bar that's less you will receive money back and if you purchase a bar that's more than one thousand ounces then you would have to pay the additional price per ounce based on your original purchase.
This video talks about the different types of gold and silver you can buy as well as how precious metals are priced and sold in the market place. In regard to metal purity or fineness, pure gold is 0.999 fine and what that means is it is 99.9% pure. When you hear 14 carat gold, that's 58% pure. That is not how you buy gold for investment. Typically when you purchase precious metals, you buy it by the Troy Ounce. When you hear about the spot price of gold or silver it is always quoted per ounce and each and every country or region has a specific price that will be listed on a daily basis.
This video discusses why it is so important to protect your wealth by owning gold and silver, and why so many of the world's top financial analysts are recommending that gold must be included in your portfolio. There are various ways that you can invest in precious metals. There are ETFs, there are precious metals mining stocks and there's physical ownership of gold and silver. This video also talks about where you can invest in gold and silver, finding a source that you can trust, and where you should and shouldn't buy gold and silver.
The first video in this series talks about how gold and silver are priced and sold in the market place, how to get the best products for the best prices and what pitfalls to watch for. The video also talks about the various types of gold and silver products you should consider owning from bullion bars, to bullion coins and the reasons for buying each one. Finally, the video discusses why you should be very careful about what you buy, how you buy and from whom you buy. Before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself and Monex.
This video discusses how to determine if owning gold and silver is right for you, and why you should own gold and silver. If you look at the investment community, there are really only four places in which you can park your money; one, the real estate market; two, stocks and bonds; three, hard assets; and four, cash. Most people will tell you that the trend of the market should be your friend. If you look at the real estate market right now, the trend is somewhat negative. If you look at cash, cash has become trash as the banks are paying less than 1% on CDs. If you look at the stock and bond market, they've been somewhat neutral over the last three years.
This video talks about how to buy silver coins. Silver coins are pure silver rounds minted by governments that are actually legal tender as far as cash values it concerned. The most popular silver coins are the Canadian Maple Leaf, the American Eagle and one of the new silver coins is the Austrian Philharmonic. Now needless to say most people when they purchase these coins are not purchasing them for the face value, they are purchasing them for the bullion value. But they are legal tender coins. Now, each one of these coins has exactly one once of silver. Unlike gold coins, silver coins do not come in smaller versions. One other thing to keep in mind when you think about silver bullion coins is the fact that we actually have silver coins that were minted by the US government.