well anyone contemplating taking a position now in gold, silver or copper futures — especially if using dollars to buy them — should understand that the risks get bigger when these contracts start taking out record-highs.
Dazzling, yes. But at these levels, metals are potentially dangerous.”
Since the market meltdown of 2008, copper has rallied strongly based mainly on the furious demand from China, the world’s biggest consumer plus other emerging nations.
“It’s a top commodity pick.” In fact all the big guns you’re familiar with are very strong on copper including Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and others.
There are two times to make fantastic capital gains in the resource sector. The first time is when you buy a penny stock that makes a discovery. This is what we positioning for with Petromanas Energy (PMI, TSXV) as an example.
The second time to make incredible profits is just prior to the production stage.
Nevsun Resources (NSU, TSX) last year which about tripled from January to December.
Physical silver can be purchased in a variety of sizes and weights, which determines its price.
Most typical are 1.0 ounce silver coins, like the Austrian Silver Philharmonic, the American Silver Eagle, and the Canadian Silver Maple.
Their prices vary slightly due to differences in silver purity, with the Silver Maple being the highest at 99.99% pure.
You'll pay about a 16% premium over the silver price for coins due to the cost of fabricating them.
Silver prices are volatile - on the upside and the downside.
After hitting a bull-cycle high of nearly $21 in early 2008, the global financial crisis tipped silver prices into a near-freefall: They declined by more than 50% to drop into the $9 range later that year.
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