The Realm of the Coin

Posted by on March 8th 2012 in Bailout, Bart Chilton, CFTC, China, Federal Reserve, GATA, General Economy, Gold, Goldman Sachs, Monetary Policy, Short Sellers, Silver, U.S. Congress, Wall Street | Be the first to comment!

Introducing its primer on “Buying Physical Silver,” Silver Investing News cites the “excellent case” that Rep. Ron Paul made last week for owning physical silver, as he flashed a one-ounce silver coin while questioning Fed Chairman Bernanke.  The primer covers everything from spot prices — here’s an informative article on how they’re really set — to the virtues of “junk” silver and scrap silver, which are described as “exceptions that can allow investors to purchase the metal without a premium, or perhaps even below spot prices.” It also raises issues such as supply concerns and storage.

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