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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