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Why do people invest in Bullion? Research Team | Posted On Friday, April 24,2009, 05:34 PM

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Why do people invest in Bullion?



What is bullion?

Anyone new to bullion investing the question of how and where to store precious metal bullion coins and bars can be a confusing one. When making this decision, investors should consider the following three factors: size, security and liquidity.


Bullion products are in a variety of sizes and weights, which often determines their suitability for convinced storage locations. Some valuable metal bars, for example, can consider up to 70 pounds. For realistic reasons, those interested in purchasing bulk quantities of bullion will probably want to join the services of a registered precious metal storage facility. Those looking to keep their investment closer at hand may want to consider purchasing smaller sized precious metal bars or bullion coins which can be stored and transported more easily.


If an investor's maximum concern is security registered storage facilities, as well many banks, offer vaults dedicated wholly to conservation bullion commodities. Naturally, these facilities offer additional insurance policies for a nominal monthly fee.


The major attraction of owning physical metal for some investors is its liquidity. For those who put a premium on having ready access at all times to their bullion investments, home storage is surely an option. However, with the advent of modern technology, many bullion banking facilities offer investors 24-hour access to their confidential accounts. Investors can check their account status or buy and sell bullion online from the convenience of their home or office computer.

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