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Why is silver bullion a bad investment?

  • 13 May at 12:33 - by bestinvestment - 873 views


HI, A friend of mine has been convinced that silver is way under valued, is that true? Why He is or is not correct in buying up these silver coins ?

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Because it's not an investment. It doesn't generate value or pay dividends. It's a safe haven in financial turmoil, where other assets and cash lose their value. It's not a bad idea to set a portion of your wealth in precious metals to cover you when the market crashes, but don't expect to make any profits.

13 May at 12:51 - by KRucker

Exactly: It’s not a good financial investment (in general, precious metals are terrible investments). The only good reason to buy silver coins it’s collect them.

13 May at 15:07 - by christianbr

People should stop dreaming about unreal returns in imaginative booms. silver rices are down nearly 50% in the last 5 years. Where's the "shortage"?

13 May at 20:12 - by KRucker

Thank you for your advice. This is exactly my concerns.

14 May at 01:24 - by  bestinvestment

I have just come across this thread and it;'s interesting because my friend was talking about the exact same thing last night how he thought he should invest in silver bullion as he had watched a televsion programme about it.  Still the same advice, everyone?

05 September at 13:33 - by BrianWhiteInv

Definitely.  Yes you can argue that it's a good place to put your money in times of uncertainty so in term of Brexit and market crashes, it wouldn't be the worst thing you could do but it's more of a secure place for your money, and not really an investment as such.  This is what I hate about the media to be honest as they can out any spin on things and make it look like a good idea to people who are watching the programme.  Don't get me wrong, you won't lose but you won't gain much either.

06 September at 16:59 - by KRucker

Thank you for that, I think he needs to hear it!

08 September at 20:57 - by BrianWhiteInv

Don't get me wrong, I am no financial wizzkid!!  But it's just good old fashioned common

08 September at 22:21 - by KRucker
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