4 Reasons to Buy Gold Bullion

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If you're reading this, you're likely looking into buying your very first gold bullion. Congratulations on taking your first steps! No investment decisions should ever be made without doing extensive research and educating yourself on possible risks and rewards. So consider this your introductory guide on why buying gold bullion might make a great investment option for you.

1. You can't just "print" more gold.

This should be obvious, but gold is a finite resource. While the Bank of England can choose to increase or decrease the speed of our nation's money printing, gold is much harder to produce. If you don't believe that, just watch an episode of any reality TV show about gold mining. As a result of a more limited supply, there's a greater likelihood of rising gold values as demand increases.

2. It's an investment you can touch.

While most investments are stored in an account on your computer, gold can be stored in your very own home. And because it's a tangible asset that you can see, touch, and hold, you often have more control. Should you ever choose to sell it, you can set every term of the sale and control the process from beginning to SOLD! 

There are also few investments as beautiful as gold bullion. Look no further than the  Canadian Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand and American Eagle.

3. The greater the uncertainty, the greater the value.

If there's one constant theme in the early goings of the 21st century, it's that we live in a volatile world. When economies falter and currency values fluctuate, gold prices rise. We saw this during our recent recession. If you're looking at diversifying your investment portfolio, gold might be a smart way to hedge your bets should the economy falter.

4. Bullion is harder to spend!

If you're looking for a mostly foolproof way of locking up your extra savings (beyond a liquid emergency fund), bullion is a fantastic option. After all, retail therapy isn't nearly as interesting as collecting gold coins that double as investment vehicles. And thanks to the variety of bullion choices available for sale on eBay, it's easy to find something in your savings budget. 

Those are just a few reasons why your investment portfolio might make a good home for gold bullion. But don't stop your research here. Head on over to the APMEX Store to see the latest market prices, learn how to get started in buying bullion, and sign up to receive email alerts and deals. 

Thanks for reading, and happy bullion-ing!

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