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Thread: is Silver a good investment right now?

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Fiat currency and stocks etc. can become worthless, PM's will always have a good value.
    Yes and no.

    Yes fiat currency can drop to nothing. Single stocks and sectors can too, although ALL stocks becoming worthless is highly unlikely unless there is some sort of global SHTF scenario (highly unlikely). But at that point we aren't talking about investing, we are talking about survival. And as I wrote above, it is always a good idea to physically possesses some PM for trading in case of a SHTF scenario (along with other items which can be bartered).


    However the idea that PMs will always have a "good" value is also untrue. Both gold and silver have fluctuated wildly in the last 100 years. Look at silver now compared to 2012 for instance.
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    Some of us prefer to invest in something we can touch Matt. Stocks can go belly up and your account margin called or whatever, then what are you going to do Collins?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    . Stocks can go belly up and your account margin called or whatever
    LOL this makes zero sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Some of us prefer to invest in something we can touch Matt. Stocks can go belly up and your account margin called or whatever, then what are you going to do Collins?
    If you are borrowing money to buy stocks (never recommended) you could in theory face a margin call. If you aren't borrowing, you are not subject to a margin call.

    https://www.thestreet.com/investing/...-call-15062755

    One bit of risk that is common in investing is the use of a margin account - this is when the brokerage you open an account with gives you a loan to use for investments. Trading on margin gives you more capital to invest with, but it also makes you run the risk of a margin call.

    A margin call has the potential to be catastrophic for investors, turning a poor investment choice into a much bigger issue. What is a margin call, what happens if you are unable to pay it and what should you do to avoid it?

    What Is a Margin Call?

    A margin call is what occurs when an investment incurs enough losses that the investor's margin account goes below a certain amount, known as the maintenance margin. When a margin call happens, the brokerage will demand add funds or securities to the margin account to get back over the maintenance margin.
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  7. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Fiat currency and stocks etc. can become worthless, PM's will always have a good value.
    Have there been any metal backed currencies which never became worthless?
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  8. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Have there been any metal backed currencies which never became worthless?
    That's a bit disingenuous. Currencies based upon PMs have become worthless, mostly because the currencies were debased (lost their full value/backing of the PMs). A disingenuous answer to your question would be yes - the US Dollar. It never became worthless, but the USA couldn't keep debasing it's value with respect to PMs, so they abandoned the gold backing to let the debasement continue.
    I compiled a "brief" history of events since October 2008 that are defining the global currency war and the role that gold is playing:

    Tin Foil Hats, Economic Reality and the Total Perspective Vortex

    Also, have you contacted your Congressional Rep and asked them co-sponsor Ron Paul's Rep. Paul Broun Jr.'s HR 1098 77: Free Competition in Currencies Act?

  9. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Some of us prefer to invest in something we can touch Matt. Stocks can go belly up and your account margin called or whatever, then what are you going to do Collins?
    My GM stock went to zero , my Seated Liberty silver Halves have not .
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    One of you should ask Ron Paul what he paid for his first 1908 S Indian Cent and then I'll give you the current value and you can figure the return o that .
    Do something Danke

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