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By Brad Gilmore Subscribe to RSS | February 24th 2012 | Views:

Through time, one of the most valued commodities has been that of gold. The fact that it is a bit scarce and comes at a premium has almost every culture in the world vying for it. It is also considered a great way to accumulate wealth. While there was a time when it was used as a form of currency, today it has lost its importance as a means of transaction. However, in the form of investment, it still stands strong, especially in the current state of world economy.

In the recent past, the price of gold has been steadily rising and from the looks of it, it will continue to do so. This makes investing in gold, in the long term a good idea. One advantage of investing in gold is the ability to use it as a hedge against your other investments. With the markets being as volatile as they are and the US dollar fluctuating seriously, a good idea would be to invest between 10% to 20% of your money in a hedge fund such as that of gold, as protection.

So how does one invest in gold? The first step would be to get help from a seasoned investment consultant especially if you are doing this for the first time. Based on what you expect from your finances and your long term goals, he will be able to advice you on what you can add to your portfolio in terms of investment in gold. Look for someone who has specific knowledge about investing in gold.

If you would like to make a profit for the constant price movements of gold, then a good idea would be to invest in gold bullion coins. Internationally, there are several good options such as the American Eagle or the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Britannia, and even the Australian Nugget. These coins can be bought from dealers at recognized outlets or from reputed dealers online.

Before you purchase bullion from any place, it would be a good idea to look around for the best prices that you can procure it at. The prices vary in terms of mark up that each dealer takes. Ensure that the dealer you are associating with is the best in the industry and reliable with quality. Always make it a point to preserve your coins in their original packing – this prevents scratches and damages and even increases its sale value.

Brad Gilmore - About Author:
Welcome to Top Gold Pay, Financial guru Dave Ramsey and his Financial Peace, courses have helped millions of people get out of debt and get their lives back on track through new investment techniques. You can read more on our website.

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