Gold IRA Investments And Savings

Gold IRA investment is the most tax effective way to invest in precious metals. The tax advantages should not be ignored. How do you invest in a gold IRA? What are the IRA rules? What is a Roth IRA? What are the IRA contribution limits? These are just a few of the questions you need to consider. We have put together all the information you need to fully understand how a Gold IRA works and we show you just how easy it is to get started.
To learn more about tax effective investments take a look at the Gold IRA Investment Guide.

We have so many different choices available to us when deciding on the best way to invest money for our future, our retirement, for estate planning and also for short or medium term profit. Gold allows us the flexibility to invest as much or as little as we want with the knowledge that we can quickly and easily sell it or allow it to continue to grow in value for our future. See IRA Retirement Plans for more information.

Why Invest In Gold?

Pamp Gold Bullion Bar Lady Fortuna


Buying Gold has proven to be an excellent choice when deciding how to maximize your return on investment. Historically, the price of gold has had larger increases when the economy is in decline, unemployment is increasing, the US Dollar is down against other world currencies and when the stock market is taking a nosedive. Investing In Gold is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio.

Gold Price History has shown gold to give exceptional returns compared to most other types of investments. Since 1971 the price has escalated from $35 per ounce to over $1,700 which is 50 times your investment. Therefore, $5,000 invested would give you a return of over $250,000 at today’s prices. Just in the last 10 years gold prices have increased 640%.


The Performance Of Gold Investments

Over the past 40 years the price of gold always seems to increase year on year but the spikes are much higher when there are major problems going on. Generally this is not the same for most other types of investments. It is apparent that when everything else is going downhill gold is the one of the few things that is going up. This is why more and more knowledgeable experts are Investing In Gold.

We have put together a comprehensive analysis of how gold has compared against many other different types of investments over a long period of time. We also take an in depth look at gold price history and the major effects on its performance caused by the US economy, the volatility of the stock market, the weakening of the US dollar and other world events.

 Tax Effective Gold Investments

Gold British Sovereign Coin 2013


It is very obvious that precious metals are a fantastic investment just based on the consistent increases in value over a long period of time. However, there are a number of different ways to invest in gold to ensure you get the highest return on your money. Bullion bars, bullion coins, proof coins and rare coins. If you prefer to buy gold for home delivery we can arrange this very quickly and easily for you.


If you are looking for a longer term investment then it is essential to understand the various types of tax effective methods which are available to you such as a 401K rollover or an Individual Retirement Account. Having the ability to invest with tax free earnings or being able to receive your profits tax free could make a huge difference to your overall return on investment. Take a good look at tax effective IRA Retirement Plans before you consider any other options.

Which precious metals to invest in

There are lots of choices when deciding which type of gold or precious metal to invest in. You may prefer to buy gold and take physical delivery of it or you could take advantage of one of the many tax effective methods of investing in precious metals such as a 401K rollover to an individual retirement account. If that is the case then the IRS does have a few restrictions regarding the type of products which you can include within your portfolio. For a list of products allowed in a Gold IRA take a look at Gold IRA Investment Guide FAQs.

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If you prefer to have physical gold in your possession then there are no restrictions on the types of precious metals you can purchase. For in depth information about all the different types of precious metals available to you, take a look at Bullion Bars, Bullion Coins and Rare Coins.

How and where to invest

The big question is how and where to invest in gold? Is it best to rollover your 401K? What are the contribution limits? There are a number of options available to you so we have put together an easy to follow guide on investing in gold and other precious metals including the most common mistakes people make. This guide is designed to answer all your questions on gold investments and to make the procedure fast, simple and very clear. Take a look at the Gold IRA Investment Guide.

Three Simple Steps - Gold IRA Investment Guide

Good Time To Invest In Gold

When Is A Good Time To Buy Gold?

If you are looking to make a long term investment in gold there has never been a bad time to buy over the past 15 years. Gold has consistently and significantly increased in value during any long term period or even over any (short) 5 year period of time.

Some of these increases have been huge. For example, if we look at 2006 to 2011 the increase was from $603.46 to $1,571.52. An rise of more than 150%. This was not just a “flash in the pan”, the price of gold in 2005 was $444.74 which shot up to $1,224.53 in 2010 which is more than a 175% increase in just 5 years!

Gold Price Up

When Is The BEST Time To Buy Gold?

If the question is “When is the BEST time to buy gold” then the answer is Now! History has shown that buying gold for long term investment is a no brainer but right at this moment all the indications of a significant rise in the price of gold are very very strong .

Gold Bars BullionWhen investing in gold we all want to buy at the most advantageous price and at a point where the increases come fast. Many experts are predicting that gold will not fall below the obvious resistance level and people investing now should see a very significant gain by the end of 2013. It has been suggested that when the upturn comes that the swing will be much greater than we could hope for with levels possibly reaching in excess of $2000 per ounce before the end of the year. That would be more than a 40% increase in the price of gold, also silver could achieve the same percentage increase.

Riding The Wave, Not Watching The Wave.

Watching for the price reaching the bottom is something that all investors are doing right now and most of the experts are telling us that we are just about there. Very experienced investors are not waiting any longer because they don’t want to miss the big wave. The theory is that if they buy today and the price drops another $10 or $20 it really doesn’t matter. When the upturn comes they want to be riding the wave, not watching the wave!

American Buffalo Gold CoinMany already have significant investments in gold and silver which have both made huge increases over the last 10 years but they are now poised to invest a much larger percentage of their portfolios than ever before. They believe that investing now is a perfect time to take advantage of this unusual situation. Most of the best brains in the business are predicting we are at, or very close to the bottom and the up swing is highly likely to take us over the $2,000 per ounce level in the near future.

If you would like to talk with a Gold IRA expert on this subject just call our 800 number 1-855-682-1046 or fill out the free gold investment kit request for further information.




Gold Prices Increasing

Many Reasons For Gold Prices Increasing

Gold prices are rising and are expected to rise much further over the next few months for a number of reasons. Gold reached over $1,700 per ounce on Thursday along with Platinum but this was not just a flash in the pan. There are many different factors that are set to push the price of gold up over $2,000 per ounce in the short term and many experts are predicting $2,500 to $2,800 is very achievable during this year.
Gold Price UpChinese New Year starts on Sunday, February 10th and the celebrations last for 15 days. Traditionally Chinese New Year is a time when there is a large amount of gold purchased in the form of both jewelry and bullion investment. A large increase in gold buying is expected over the next few weeks to meet the anticipated demand. China became the world’s largest buyer of gold in 2011 and although they produce about 350 tons of gold per year, they consume more than double that amount.

India is the world’s second largest market for gold. There are serious rumors that the Indian government intends to impose an increase to the import tax on gold by six percent later this year. This will obviously cause gold prices to go up as investors increase their gold investment holdings before the Indian government releases the bad news about the import duty. The effect of the increased gold buying in India is likely to start pushing the price of gold upwards throughout February and March.

The weakening of the US Dollar is expected to continue as we see sustained monetary easing. This will cause further devaluation of the dollar as the US Government faces big problems over the debt ceiling. Traditionally, as the US Dollar decreases in value the price of gold increases. This has been the driving force behind the large increases in the value of gold over a number of years.

Value Of Dollar FallingMany countries around the world are concerned about the US Governments ability to pay its debts. Further unrest came to the forefront last week when Germany announced they would be more comfortable having their gold reserves in their home country rather than in the US Federal Reserve. Germany’s Audit Court told the Bundesbank to examine its gold assets in the US, saying their existence has never been verified. The Bundesbank have said that the returning gold will be examined.

A spokesman for the Bundesbank declined to comment about the cost involved for repatriation of their gold from the US to Germany only saying “it is economically tolerable for us”. The German gold is currently stored in New York for free but the German gold stored in the UK has a yearly charge of 500,000 Euros by the Bank of England. The Bundesbank has requested 300 tons of their gold be transferred from the Federal Reserve to Germany but they have said that German gold held by the Bank of England will remain unchanged.

These are just a few of the different factors which are likely to push the price of gold up over the next few months. The real indicator that a seriously large increase is imminent is if we can see a weekly close near to $1,700. As soon as this occurs we will be looking at a new resistance level of about $1,760 but if gold continues through that barrier then we will be looking at a whole new range of between $1,770 and $1797. Many experts are predicting that after we break through the $1,800 level the price of gold will rise sharply and most are talking about levels in excess of $2,400 later this year.

Printing Money To Pay Debts

A $1 Trillion Platinum Coin!!!

If Congress refuses to increase the debt limit, policy makers are debating whether or not a platinum one trillion dollar coin would be a good way for President Barack Obama to gain leverage against the Republicans in the upcoming debt ceiling fight. The Federal Reserve controls the US printing press and the Treasury is not allowed to print money to cover the government deficits. However, a loophole in the law allows the Treasury unlimited ability to produce platinum coins of any denomination (for coin collectors).

Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin


Minting of a one trillion dollar coin is being considered by The Treasury, bypassing the collectors market and depositing it with the Federal Reserve so the Treasury can continue to pay bills after the debt ceiling has been reached. Theoretically they could mint a regular size coin with just 1 ounce of platinum but with a face value of one trillion dollars. The Treasury is not allowed to print more money to pay the nations debts because that just causes a further increase in inflation. This loophole in the law could allow the Treasury to do exactly that which will just cause further problems with our economy.

Recklessly Printing MoneyThe Government has been recklessly printing Dollars for many years now which only dilutes the value of the money in your pocket. Every time they roll the printing press your existing dollars become worth less. This is just another hidden tax.

Several economies have been completely destroyed when reckless governments have used the printing press to pay debts which they cannot afford. It is similar to having a whole bunch of credit cards and continually using one card to pay off the next until one day you are all maxed out. Our government has been doing this for a long time and they are already maxed out but instead of fixing the problem they are still looking for yet another Band-Aid.

Unconstitutional Paper Money
Paper money NOT backed by gold or silver is unconstitutional. Article 1, sections 8 & 10 of the constitution clearly states that “No state shall make anything except gold and silver coins for paying debt unless it is backed by gold or silver”. The reason for this is to avoid inflation. If the Government prints Dollars which are not backed by gold then those dollars are worthless so when they are put into circulation they automatically reduce the value of all of your existing dollars by diluting their value. The result is higher prices for you on everything you spend, also known as inflation.

Burning Money To Stay Warm


Germany printed billions of Deutsch Marks after the end of the war to pay compensation to a number of countries. The result was a massive inflation increase causing prices to skyrocket. A loaf of bread or a pint of milk was costing Germans millions of Marks. Many people resorted to burning Deutsch Marks to stay warm because it was cheaper than paying fuel bills and the Marks was almost worthless.

The US Government has been printing Dollars not backed by gold for many years now which has been causing a gradual dilution of its value. Over the last 100 years the value of the US Dollar has decreased by 97% according to the US Bureau Of Labor Statistics. If they continue down this path your dollars will not even be worth the paper they are printed on. This is the main reason why so many people prefer to invest in gold which has been increasing in value every year rather than leave their money in paper dollars which are dramatically reducing in value.

Value Of Dollar FallingYour dollars are worth 97% less than they once were.

In 1971 if you had invested $35 in 1 oz of gold it would be worth $1,700 today which is an increase of almost 5,000%. If you had kept that same $35 in cash paper money it would still be worth just $35 but now it will only buy you less than one tenth of what it would have bought in 1971. Therefore, your $35 in paper money has reduced in value by more than 90%.


US Mint Sold Out

US Mint Sold Out

American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins 2012 sold out after a huge increase in sales during December. It was the third largest level of December sales in the history of the Silver Eagle with orders for more than 1.6 million ounces. The US Mint told authorized buyers that the 2012 American Silver Eagle bullion was sold out in mid December and there would be no more of the 2012 coin minted.

American Silver Eagle 2013 Obverse


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The 2013 Silver Eagle bullion coin will be available to order from January 7th but this leaves a three week period at the busiest time of the year for the US Mints most popular coin. There is normally a rush of orders in January from authorized buyers which is likely to be significantly exasperated by the three week void of supply from the US Mint.

The US Mint only sells the American Eagle Silver bullion coins through a network of authorized buyers and not direct to the public. They are purchased in bulk and the price is calculated from the current price of silver plus a fixed premium. They are then sold on to other coin dealers, bullion dealers and to the public.

The US Mint released their 2013 annual product schedule on December 19th, earlier than usual. Acting Director Richard Peterson said they are listening to their customers and by releasing the schedule early it is a reflection of their commitment to their customers and a continued effort to give their customers as much info as possible.

American Gold Eagle 2013 Obverse


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The United States Mint decided to change their production plans for both the one tenth ounce and the one ounce American Eagle Gold bullion coins following very strong sales during November. However, it seems that the US Mint didn’t make alterations to the plans for minting the Silver Eagle bullion coins.

The Silver American Eagle 2013 will also be minted in various different versions for collectors. The 2013 Silver Eagle Proof will be released two months earlier than usual on January 24th This coin will have the frosted relief on a mirrored background giving it the familiar cameo effect. The price for the Silver Eagle Proof is likely to be $62.95 which will be a $3 increase on the 2012 coin which sold out in November.

The American Silver Eagle Uncirculated 2013 is scheduled for release by the US Mint in May. This coin will have the “W” mint mark and will be struck on specially burnished blanks. These collectors’ coins are expected to be available for $53.95 which will be a $3 increase on the 2012 version which is still available to purchase.

The West Point Silver Eagle Set is scheduled for release in May or June. This set is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the “mint” status of West Point. Although West Point was built 50 years earlier it did not become an official branch of the US Mint until 1988. This will be a special two coin set with one Silver Eagle reverse proof and one Silver Eagle uncirculated coin, both displaying the “W” mint mark.

Reverse proofs are minted in the opposite way to conventional proofs. The main design features and inscriptions are mirrored and the background is frosted. The price for the West Point Silver Eagle set is expected to be around $160.

Gold Investors Celebrate

Gold Spot Price Expected To Rise Much Further

Investors in gold and the other main precious metals have plenty to celebrate after the US Congress approved the long awaited deal on Tuesday. The agreement is a temporary fix to prevent the US economy from falling off the “fiscal cliff” into deep recession. The instant reaction from the financial markets caused a global rally today (Wednesday Jan 2) with commodities increasing sharply while government bonds and the US Dollar fell, as expected.

The weakening US Dollar causes commodities priced in USD to increase because they are effectively made cheaper for holders of other foreign currencies. If gold can close above the existing resistance level of $1685 then we are likely to see more widespread speculation pushing the price of gold in excess of $1720 per ounce. At this moment (1:15pm ET) spot gold price is up to $1688 and expected to rise further before the close.

Gold Price History - Gold Price UpAll four main precious metals are on the increase today as an effect of the weakening US Dollar. Besides gold heading towards $1,700 per ounce, palladium is up to $708 and platinum has increased more than $30 per ounce so far today. Historically, the price of precious metals and especially gold has had large increases when the economy is in turmoil, unemployment increasing and the US Dollar is declining against other world currencies.

Silver prices are expected to go “off the charts” during this year for two major reasons. There is likely to be further weakening of the US Dollar because of the continuing economic problems which are not going away anytime soon. Also, the huge rift between the supply and demand for silver continues to become wider. The demand for silver by investors and by industry far exceeds the amount of silver being mined. As the momentum increases further during 2013 it is expected that the price for silver will go crazy as the basic rules of supply and demand take over.

Gold Bullion CoinsInvestments in gold and other precious metals have yielded good profits during 2012 with all four main metals increasing significantly. It is easy to predict that precious metal investments will continue to increase in value during 2013 but it is difficult to forecast which of the main four will increase the most. Many investors are choosing to leave the majority of their existing investments in gold and diversifying their portfolio by making new investments in silver, platinum and palladium.

Only five years ago gold was less than $600 per ounce and has increased more than 275% since then. Although nobody can give a solid guarantee that gold prices will continue increasing at this rate, most investment experts are convinced that they actually will. A lot of reputable and highly regarded investment specialists are predicting that gold is likely to achieve well over $2,000 per ounce during the course of 2013.