Better Investment

Discussion in 'Investing' started by edward222, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. edward222

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    An investor who has decided to invest in precious metals has
    four choices: gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.
    There are times when gold is a better investment, and there are
    times when silver is a better investment.
    But for you guys, whats the better investment?
    Gold or Silver?
     
  2. 88Keys

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    Neither is a good investment. They are very volatile and the rate of return over years is quite low.
     
  3. twirdman

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    Yeah commodities in general are poor for long term growth. To see an example of this

    To take an extreme example [of price volatility], while a dollar invested in bonds in 1801 would be worth nearly a thousand dollars by 1998, a dollar invested in stocks that same year would be worth more than half a million dollars in real terms. Meanwhile, a dollar invested in gold in 1801 would by 1998 be worth just 78 cents.

    98 wasn't a great year for gold you'd have doe a lot better if you chose something like 2011 but still nothing compared to even a low yield safe stock. Gold and in general all precious metals are not investments they are stores of wealth and not particularly great ones at that.
     
  4. finalstud

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    Silver is more stable than gold. However, gold can be more lucrative in returns.
     
  5. allisison123

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    Agree with you finalstud, Silver is really more stable rather than gold......
     
  6. edward222

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    It would be great if you can share with us
    why you think Silver is more stable than gold.
     
  7. JasonStormriderr

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    The greatest investment is time, effort, money or energy invested in yourself.

    It pays the greatest dividents and the greatest speed. ;-)
     
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    You can get good rates once in a blue moon, for me it's a very tiresome investment as you have to wait for a long time to get an expected deal.
     
  9. breathabbott

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    Thanks a lots for your crucial tips.
     
  10. maryjones.tutor

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    cannot agree more :)
     
  11. esands

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    I guess silver has rare chance to be imagined as an investment but Gold is not loose the status to be considered as the most important source of investment.
     
  12. Ashuta

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    I think both are valuable
     
  13. acheter

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    They are very volatile .
     

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