When you buy gold or silver, do you always take physical possession? Or do you participate in a pool? Or do you allow the company you buy from to store the metals for you? The reason I ask is because I was just reading a very alarming article on CoinWeek: https://coinweek.com/bullion-report...-in-170-million-precious-metals-ponzi-scheme/ It seems like there have been quite a few precious metals companies over the past couple decades accused of fraud. Is this a rampant problem? And, I guess to wrap this up in a bow, how do you prevent yourself from being defrauded?