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Stick To Gold And Silver

August 29, 2011 by  

Dear Bob,

I would like to know if I am doing the right thing by investing in three precious metals at the same time, or should I just concentrate on one of them?

Trevor Simmonds

Dear Trevor,

I recommend you stick to gold and silver only, since they have both been used as “money” for centuries. For gold, stick to U.S. Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, African Krugerrands or Australian Kangaroos. For silver, choose American Eagles or junk silver. Pre-1965 U.S. silver coins are known as junk silver. These are recognizable as U.S. currency. You will be able to use the dimes and quarters to buy most things you will need in the event of a complete crash or massive hyperinflation.


Best wishes,




Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • oldbill

    In 1998, I had four years gross expenses in split equally between money markets and US Savings Bonds, both EE and I-bonds. There was a waiting period before the Savings Bonds could be cashed. Once they reached the time when they could be cashed. At that time I took one years gross expenses out of money market and bought equal dollar amounts of Gold and Silver Eagles. The reason I did this was that I had had not gold or silver since 1993, and the consolidation since then seemed to have run its course, with buyers like Buffett and Gates showing interest. If I had limited resources, and knowing what I do now, not necessarily the future, I would “dollar cost average”, buying the less expensive of gold or silver. If I had a years gross expenses in gold and a years gross expenses in silver, then I might consider Platinum Eagles, if platinum is inexpensive relative to gold, as it is now (historically, platinum should be 50% higher than gold). If my means were limited, where spending $10,000 is not possible, I would stay strictly with silver. The only other consideration I would give is that if I had debt, I would concentrate on being debt free as soon as possible, and then increase savings and precious metals.

    By the way, I cashed in all Savings Bonds by January of this year. Compared to gold they did not do very well. However, at an overall gain of 60%, they did a lot better than stocks over the same period of time. I stopped buying Savings Bonds in 2004 because of changes in the way interest was calculated and extension of the time before they could be cashed.


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