Trade Physical Gold & Silver with the Pros

If you share our point of view that Gold and Silver prices will eventually head North, then you're definitely examining available investment alternatives. From buying at jewelry stores to trading ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) or futures and options contracts, the process might prove too complicated for the layman; let alone the tons of commissions involved. Well, how about a platform where you would cut all costs, and trade physical gold and silver at market price from anywhere in the world? This editorial is our answer to the too many questions we received lately inquiring about the best way to invest in Gold and Silver.

We're inviting you to join a $2-billion online community of around 50,000 private investors, who don't believe in paper-based trading, be it options, futures or ETFs. These people prefer the real thing, physical Gold and Silver, which they trade directly among each other at prevailing market prices. The metals are then allocated to each investor, insured and stored at one of five high security vaults. Members decide at the time of placing a buy order where they'd like their metal stored. The five options are Zurich, London, New York, Toronto and Singapore, with Zurich being the most popular although London offers the best spreads.

You'd think that such a professional setup would cost a lot, however, I wouldn't bother and write a whole editorial about if it were so. For transactions up to $75,000 per year, you'd be charged half a percent per trade, i.e. for a $10,000 trade, you'd pay $50 in commission. However, the more you trade the more your commission drops. For very active large size traders, this could be as low as 0.05%, or $5 for the same trade above instead of $50. As for vault storage rates, they're 0.01% monthly for Gold and 0.04% monthly for Silver with a minimum fee of $4 and $8 respectively. By the way, the management fee for any major Gold ETF is three times higher, whereas, for Silver it's almost the same, but mind you, you'd be owning a real insured metal instead of just a paper!

So could this dream have a happy ending with the possibility of shipping your Gold and Silver all the way to you? Indeed, although I don't see why anyone would resort to this option except in the case of a crisis. Depending on the size and location of your Gold and Silver, your bars could be shipped to you at rates ranging from 2.5% to 7.5% for Gold and 10% for Silver. Minimum withdrawals weights apply though; 50 grams for Gold and 1,000 oz for Silver.

Finally, where exactly is all this taking place? BullionVault Ltd, owned by Galmarley Limited except for an 11% stake purchased by the World Gold Council, a 23-member council comprised of the world's leading gold mining companies. BullionVault Ltd is registered in Great Britain at 12th Floor, Landmark House, Blacks Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DP.

So would your money be safe there? As an individual, there is no way I could guarantee the safety of your money anywhere in the world. You need to do your own homework before investing a penny through them. Do I work for this company? Absolutely not! Do I gain anything for referring you there? Only if I provide you with my referral link. So am I gonna do this? No! Why not? Because this was "not" my intention when I wrote this editorial. You asked me about the best way to invest in Silver and Gold, and the above was my answer. If you would like to know more, click on their website link here. If you would like to open an account, make sure to have a scanned copy of your ID, a utility bill showing your address and a bank statement of the account you'd be wiring the money from. You can find the "Open Account" link at the upper right corner of their website.


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