I believe the best deal in gold currently is by Kitco (www.kitco.com). Sold at $22.30 over spot for one ounce gold bars. Alternatively, they have Krugerrands for 5% over spot (probably the best price you will find for them). The drawback is it takes like 6 weeks for delivery. However, if you are going to invest in gold as an element to add to the Justin Case you leave buried somewhere (along with your weapons, ammunition and MREs) you need physical possession of the gold you buy. That's why you pay a premium for it (as there is currently a run on gold, this premium is high). Investing in gold kept in a communal store only costs pennies over spot but is hardly safe if the company you invest with suddenly "needs a bailout".
If you need gold fast, Asset Strategies International can have gold bars to you within a week, but you will pay for it....7% over spot. Not terrible, but not a bargain either.
Also, check out The Coin Agent and Border Gold for occassional deals. Try not to pay over 6.5% over the spot market price.
Of course, you know what happened during the last depression, don't you? The government stole everyone's gold. Sure....some people hid theirs. But it became impossible to exchange it for goods.
Originally Posted by Tom Shelly
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