Numerous Benefits of Gold and Silver
SafetyGold and Silver means safety in any language. With worldwide instability there has has never been a better time to buy and hold onto physical precious metals.
SecurityWith constant volatility in the stock market, having the security and peace of mind of owning physical precious metals as a safe haven is now more important than ever.
Intristic ValueWhile such investments may appear to be inflation-proof on paper, none of these investment vehicles have the solid intrinsic value of Gold and Silver.
LiquidityGold and Silver is a highly liquid investment and holding internationally recognized Gold, Silver coins and bars is wise during these turbulent times.
Low RiskGold and Silver is independent of all market cycles. No need to worry about who’s the CEO or board of directors, Gold and Silver is real Wealth that you can touch.
Immediate AccessibilityCapital Gold Group clients have the freedom of knowing that their Gold and Silver coins and bars are portable and grants them immediate access 24/7 365 days a year.
Many of today’s investment portfolios are dollar-denominated and full of paper assets, something that is generally frowned upon.
Physical metals help provide the balance and diversification necessary for a successful long term investment strategy.
Physical possession of real Gold is a refreshing departure from the complex investments in the headlines today.
Safety, security, intrinsic value, immediate accessibility, liquidity, low risk – these are the benefits afforded to collectors who own physical gold assets. A welcome change from all the dollar-denominated, paper assets that fill our investment portfolios, physical gold provides the balance and diversification that smart collectors today know is critical to a successful investment strategy for the long term.
Referred to as the ultimate currency, gold provides us protection from the devaluation of paper fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar caused by an “elastic” supply of money dictated by government actions and intervention. However, gold is not tied to any one currency or country but establishes its own value based on global supply and demand. Rising gold prices often serve as a “burglar alarm” that alerts us when inflation is stealing from our bank accounts and the buying power of our dollars is being lost.
Ultimately, gold is a timeless store of value, protecting those with the foresight to own it during some of the most uncertain and tragic times in history. The funds in your investment portfolio held as physical gold are shielded from devastating economic events such as stock market crashes, inflation, and other economic failures. For some of us, diversifying our investment portfolios with gold just makes common sense based on all of the uncertainty in the world today.
Statistics prove that in the last 10 years, gold has outperformed the Dow, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ, and has been dubbed the asset of the decade. Gold is an advantage for everyone seeking a sound and stable strategy for protecting their long-term savings.
History of Gold
Since early civilizations, gold has been the ultimate symbol of beauty, wealth, immortality, and power in many cultures throughout the world.
Even before it was used as money, gold was valued. The rulers and elite of the world turned it into objects of worship and created shrines, idols, vessels of all types, and jewelry. Today, as in ancient times, the intrinsic value of gold has the same universal appeal.
Gold’s beauty, scarcity, unique density, and the ease by which it could be melted, formed, and measured made it a natural trading medium. Gold gave rise to the concept of money itself: portable, private, and permanent. Gold (and silver) in standardized coins eventually replaced barter arrangements, and gold was first used as money around 560 B.C.
Executive Order 6102 signed on April 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt prohibited the “hoarding” of gold, and limited any person from owning more than five ounces. Holders of significant quantities of gold were forced to sell their gold to the government in exchange for paper currency at the prevailing price of $20.67 per ounce. Shortly after this forced sale, the price of gold from the Treasury for International Transactions was raised to $35 an ounce. The U.S. government thereby devalued the dollars (which it had just forced citizens to accept in exchange for their gold) by 41% of its former value. It is estimated that only 1% of the coins in existence at that time survived the massive meltdown.
The government held the $35 per ounce price until August 15, 1971, when President Richard Nixon announced that the United States would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, thus abandoning the gold standard.
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Do you own a portfolio full of paper assets?
If you are like the majority of investors, most of your investment portfolio may be denominated in U.S. dollars evidenced by a simple piece of paper – a stock certificate or statement from a brokerage account, a quarterly statement from your IRA or 401k custodian, or a bank statement showing the Certificates of Deposit you own or savings accounts you have and what they are earning.
For the sake of convenience and in an effort to help protect the environment, you may have elected to forego the paper statement, and you rely on the Internet to access electronic statements from your broker or custodian reflecting the assets you own. Your online brokerage accounts reflect your unrealized gains and losses in real time, registering instant fluctuations in account values that can make even the most prudent investors nervous. Immediate and convenient, electronic finance ties into a global network of records and information, resulting in a new “global economy” with implications all its own to factor into your investment decisions.
At certain times, however, the dangers of a portfolio held completely in “paper assets” or “electronic assets” becomes painfully clear. The value of your $100,000 IRA or 401(k) drops to $50,000 in a week due to crashing markets resulting from an act of terrorism or a lack of proper financial regulation of which you are completely unaware. These are the realities many of us experienced after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and again in 2008 after the collapse of Wall Street and near financial meltdown of the U.S. financial system and its global ripple effect.
Even when we are fortunate enough to see our account balances slowly rising, we know that our dollar is “shrinking” – it will buy less tomorrow than it does today. There is a third option beyond paper and electronic ownership that provides for physical possession of real assets. Physical possession is the option which applies to the real gold and other precious metal assets offered by Capital Gold Group, and it is an option which more collectors and institutions are turning to every year in an effort to help minimize the risk in their overall portfolio and to help manage the disastrous effects of erratic markets and currency devaluation to their long-term dollars and reserve assets.
What's happening to the U.S. Dollar?
As more Americans awaken to the global effects of the devaluing U.S. dollar and rising inflation, they will start to realize physical gold and silver offer an affordable advantage for anyone at any financial level. Now is the time to diversify your portfolio.
We only offer physical precious metals – no ETFs, precious metals funds or futures
There are two ways in which to own physical precious metals. In either case, a measure of safety, stability and risk management is added to the portfolio in which it is held. When the funds being converted into precious metals such as gold and silver are coming from a non-qualified account such as a savings account, CD, money market, or brokerage account outside of an IRA, we can ship the physical metals directly to the address you designate.
This option is favored because physical possession of the assets gives you immediate accessibility and liquidity, and removes all counter party risk (risk of loss due to the default or non-performance by another party to the transaction). We also have insured, third-party storage options available.
When the funds being converted into gold, silver or other precious metals are coming from a qualified account, such as an existing IRA or 401(k)with a former employer, we can assist you in opening a Precious Metals IRA and transferring the desired percentage of your existing retirement funds into ownership of physical metals inside the IRA.
IRS Code does require that assets in an IRA be held by a custodian or trustee, therefore, we have chosen Self Directed IRA Services, Inc., the most reliable precious metals custodian in the country, to administer our clients’ accounts, with storage provided by Delaware Depository Service Company, a high security, licensed insured depository with safeguards in place for the protection of your IRA assets.
Direct Delivery of physical Gold is available in two options
A variety of bullion products are available through Capital Gold Group, and one of our experienced Gold Specialists can provide you with information and pricing. Bullion is a wiser choice for your shorter term dollars (funds you can set aside for less than 3 years) or for smaller starting positions.
Bullion coins are available in various denominations, however, one ounce coins provide the best value. Some of the most common bullion coins are the American Eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Chinese Panda, the Austrian Philharmonic, and the South African Krugerrand.
Bullion bars, 999.9% pure, are available in 1 oz., 10 oz. and 400 oz. good delivery bars. Due to the dynamic nature of the gold market, bullion pricing is firmly set upon receipt of cleared funds.
Certified Graded Gold Coins
Coin grading offers a measure of safety and security to the consumer in acquiring certified Gold and Silver coins. The grading company confirms that each coin is authentic, graded accurately, and can be liquidated easily. A coin’s grade is a reflection of its physical condition. Each graded coin comes in a tamper-evident, plastic holder with its grade and unique identifying serial number and bar code sealed inside. Each is guaranteed to maintain its grade as long as it remains sealed.
All investment grade gold coins acquired through Capital Gold Group are certified and graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the most respected names in the industry and the pioneers of standardized grading for consumer protection. Established in 1986 and 1987 respectively, the numismatic experts of PCGS and NGC guarantee you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. For portfolio diversification and long-term capital appreciation, Capital Gold Group recommends mint state, investment grade certified gold and silver coins in uncirculated condition falling into the MS61–MS70 range of the Sheldon Scale of Standardized Grading, which is universally accepted within the numismatic community.
Valued according to their weight, scarcity, and condition, certified gold and silver coins have been proven to outperform gold bullion and provide a powerful investment that safeguards long-term investment capital, providing a more balanced portfolio and helping to minimize risk.
When the trading of rare coins was predominantly from one dealer to another, the dealers themselves would decide on the coin’s value using three simple definitions:
- Good – a coin with most of the detail intact;
- Fine – a coin with clear detail and some luster on its surfaces; and
- Uncirculated – a coin which had never been in general circulation.
Soon terms such as fine, very fine, and extra fine emerged as collectors sought to add further value to their coins for sale. However, when the ban against owning gold was lifted in 1974 and more and more consumers began entering the coin market, it became obvious that additional protection was needed for consumers acquiring numismatic gold beyond these general terms.
By 1985, industry leaders and some of the country’s leading coin experts (numismatists) realized a need for ‘grading’ coins – assigning a definition to reflect the ‘grade’ or condition of a coin using a standardized scale for grading which was consistent throughout the numismatic industry in order to avoid product misrepresentation. Eventually the industry came to accept the Sheldon Scale which assigns a grade from 1 through 70, with 70 being a perfect coin.
With the introduction of grading agencies providing a third-party appraisal of a coin’s physical condition backed by a guarantee, a national network of reputable coin dealers could provide an extremely reliable form of protection for rare coin consumers. This introduced a climate in which consumers could acquire numismatic coins with greater confidence.
Capital Gold Group, Inc. offers Pre-1933 coins graded by either the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the industry leaders in grading.
Established in 1986 and 1987 respectively, the numismatic experts of PCGS and NGC guarantee you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services.