While everyone knows precious metals are valuable (it is in their very nomenclature, after all), not everyone can pinpoint exactly what about them is valuable — much less, what makes an investment in them a safe and worthwhile venture. A short lesson is in order, perhaps, in order to educate you on the basic ins and outs of the bigger players in the world of investing in precious metals.
Gold, known the world over as being precious and popular, is an obvious choice for an investment. Jewelry, silverware, currency… there’s a good chance you have some gold already. Its very status as a precious metal means that everyone who has any gold implements or rings is already an investor. A fairly stable market overall, gold has risen in value of late due to political machinations and a lack of confidence in the US economic situation; people would rather keep their capital in a solid metal form than a nebulous liquid one.