US Gold dealer Regal Assets has released a new “How to Invest in Gold” video to help individuals identify the two methods they should use when investing in gold. The first is to simply buy gold online or over the phone and have it shipped direct for physical delivery. The second is to start a gold backed retirement program known as a Gold IRA.
First, and the most popular way to invest in gold is to purchase and take Physical Delivery of gold bullion or rare gold coins. Gold bullion coins such as the Krugerrand and Canadian Maple Leaf are minted specifically for it’s gold content and is guaranteed by the producing mint or government for weight and purity. One ounce gold bullion is easy to monitor and trade as it trades close to the spot price of gold.
Rare Gold Coins are an option to gold bullion coins as they have the value of the gold content and the collectible value do due their rarity. Rare gold coins are coins that are no longer being minted and in very limited supply. Popular or sought after rare gold coins include the St Gaudens minted from 1907-1933 as well as European gold including Swiss Gold Coins.
Second, and perhaps the most overlooked way to invest in gold is the Gold IRA. Gold backed retirement accounts have grown over 350% in value since 2000 and almost 80% in just the last two years. Historically, gold has moved counter to the direction of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that makes buying gold a popular solution for hedging against global financial down turns or inflation.