Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Silver Investing - Silver at $24 Per Ounce

Silver had some great gains today and spot silver stands at $24.30 as of this writing. In the last 30 days, silver has gone up $3.83 or 18.70% (compared to 30 day gold up 10.64%). Precious metals are moving too far too fast and are due for a correction. Buy on the dips if you can.

You really don't need a lot of money to get started if you haven't already. I read one person's plan for investing in silver. Although this person is on a fixed income, he makes it a point to buy one or two silver dollars at his local coin shop every few weeks. Small but steady.

Totals for Silver American Eagles so far in October are as follows: 1,350,000 with year-to-date totals at 26,830,500. Compare that to Gold American Eagles which so far in 2010 have consumed 1,006,500 ounces of gold.

Happy investing.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Silver Investing - Higher Premiums For Silver Eagles

Premiums for Silver American Eagles are higher due to a recent announcement by the U.S. Mint that they are raising their wholesale pricing above spot to all authorized dealers from $1.50 to $2.00. This news has already had an effect on dealer pricing as prices for Silver Eagles have jumped over $0.50/oz industry wide. How this will affect the premiums for generic silver rounds has yet to be determined. If investors favor silver rounds to Silver Eagles, you can expect the premiums to rise for them also.

Current numbers for American Silver Eagles from the U.S.Mint are as follows: September total stands at 1,880,000. They have already posted 325,000 Silver Eagles for October (one day) which brings the year-to-date total at 25,805,500. This is turning out to be a record year for these popular silver bullion coins. The total for all of 2009 was 28,766,500 and we still have three months to go.

Happy investing.