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Risks Associated with Silver Investment

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If you have limited funds and want to add some precious metals to your portfolio, then silver is an excellent choice. While it might not give the same level of protection against inflation, it does help investors protect their wealth. 

If you have decided to invest in silver, here are some risks that you need to be mindful of.

Price Fluctuation

Silver is used by industries to produce a wide variety of products. This leaves it exposed to demand fluctuations according to economic cycles and consumer trends. The price of the commodity is also lower, so a marginal change in price will reflect a larger change in the value of the metal.  

Experienced investors make the most of these fluctuations and use them to get capital gains. New investors need to learn to keep tabs on industry statistics so they too can use this risk to their advantage.

Storage Risk

If you invest in physical silver like bars or coins, you need to find a way to store it securely. Work with a dealer that offers insured deliveries to your premises or the commercial depositories. Get a vault that is durable and offers protection against water and fire.  

Many times, the poor data protection policies at storage companies result in cybercriminals stealing your data. Work with a company that takes their client’s privacy very seriously. Try to hide the location of the safe so it becomes hard for criminals to know of its existence.

Fraud Risk

If you are not careful, you could end up buying fake silver or one that isn’t of high purity. This is why researching the dealer you’re choosing is crucial. Ensure that they are certified by associations like the Numismatic Guaranty Company and the Professional Coin Grading Service. 

Look at consumer reviews about the company on platforms such as, Trustpilot, and Google Business Profile. This will help you see how these companies treat their customers and if there are any red flags you need to be mindful of.

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Orion Metal Exchange is a reliable precious metals investment dealer that is accredited by BBB. We offer high-quality gold, silver, palladium, platinum bullion, and coins in the country. Our staff goes the extra mile to add convenience to our customers’ experience.

Our in-house IRA department makes the process of starting a precious metals IRA very simple and fast. We also help with precious metal storage options. 

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