Best Deal right now on Gold

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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:43 pm

It's good to know SDBullion has regular sales, I'll make sure to check them next time I am buying. I'd like to now, after reading about the newest stimulus bill, but I'm quite overweight gold as it is.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by SomeDude » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:38 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:43 pm
I'm quite overweight gold as it is.
Now isn't the time for a diet Herr Wargame
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by thisisallen » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:53 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:45 pm
These are back on sale:

https://sdbullion.com/5-us-commemorativ ... prices.com

fractional, US mint, legal US tender, collectible variety, about 2% over spot.

It really doesn't get much better.

My first two were the statue of liberty and an eagle.

I'm going to order more today, just not sure how many.
What’s the benefit of “legal tender?” You can’t use these as cash in a transaction or redeem them for cash at a bank, can you?
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by Mark Leavy » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:59 pm

Legal tender has different tax implications.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12 pm

SomeDude wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:38 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:43 pm
I'm quite overweight gold as it is.
Now isn't the time for a diet Herr Wargame
It doesn't make sense to buy gold when I'm flirting with the 35% band.

This is one of the only times that I'd actually wanting to buy the overweight asset. Back when I rebalanced out of stocks, I was only too happy to unload them.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by SomeDude » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:17 pm

thisisallen wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:53 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:45 pm
These are back on sale:

https://sdbullion.com/5-us-commemorativ ... prices.com

fractional, US mint, legal US tender, collectible variety, about 2% over spot.

It really doesn't get much better.

My first two were the statue of liberty and an eagle.

I'm going to order more today, just not sure how many.
What’s the benefit of “legal tender?” You can’t use these as cash in a transaction or redeem them for cash at a bank, can you?
Def do not use a $465 coin for a $5 purchase
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by SomeDude » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:20 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12 pm
SomeDude wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:38 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:43 pm
I'm quite overweight gold as it is.
Now isn't the time for a diet Herr Wargame
It doesn't make sense to buy gold when I'm flirting with the 35% band.

This is one of the only times that I'd actually wanting to buy the overweight asset. Back when I rebalanced out of stocks, I was only too happy to unload them.

Wow 35% even with the ridiculous (my opinion) run up in stocks?
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:32 pm

Well, gold's had a good run recently as well. I also don't auto-reinvest dividends or interest, which skews my results compared to other people.
I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. Who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. . . Nothing is better for a man than to eat and drink and enjoy his work.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by geaux saints » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:44 pm

One thing I've thought of doing is buying low-mintage, graded proof gold from countries other than the United States. There are times when you can get them for close to melt. I wouldn't do it with more than, say, 25% of my gold allocation because these coins are not nearly as recognizable as the common bullion issues. But the low premiums over spot, combined with the possibility of price appreciation, has me tempted.

Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by Mark Leavy » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:19 pm

Not familiar with the concept. Intriguing.

What are some examples of:
geaux saints wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:44 pm
low-mintage, graded proof gold from countries other than the United States.
On the surface, it looks like a free option. My favorite thing.
Won't ever be less valuable than spot, might be more valuable at some point.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by SomeDude » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:23 pm

geaux saints wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:44 pm
One thing I've thought of doing is buying low-mintage, graded proof gold from countries other than the United States. There are times when you can get them for close to melt. I wouldn't do it with more than, say, 25% of my gold allocation because these coins are not nearly as recognizable as the common bullion issues. But the low premiums over spot, combined with the possibility of price appreciation, has me tempted.

Does anyone have any thoughts?
Can you give any examples? I can't think of any gold product that fits this description. I thought i knew just about every coin out there.
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Re: Best Deal right now on Gold

Post by geaux saints » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:12 pm

Here is a good example: https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/wor ... id-1529612

Same specifications as a UK Sovereign. With patience you can find these close to melt; and look at those mintages!
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