What percentage of your savings are precious metals?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Jason.A, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Jason.A

    Jason.A Active Member

    I'd like honest answers if people are willing to share them. I won't share total ounces, because that's too much personal info. But, I did some calculations and my PMs are about 9.5% of all my monetary worth.

    Yours?
     
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    PMs are 2.43%
    Coin Collection is 2.28%

    % keeps going down becz my investments are growing too fast, which isn't a bad problem to have. Plus I haven't really bought PMs nor coins in a while anyways.

    It all comes down to what you are comfortable in holding as assets, not really the percentage. Percentage may be a good initial target, but there's a large variance depending upon what you net worth actually is.
     
  4. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    Something really REALLY close to zero, as a percentage. Certainly well under 1. I trust the U.S. dollar much more than I trust metals traders. Yes, Daniela Cambone is still compelling, but that only goes so far.

    Besides, a traditional old world style defined benefit pension alters things quite a bit.
     
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  5. John Johnson

    John Johnson Member

    Around 8%. That's because I count the silver and gold in my coin collection as part of my savings. Not sure I'll ever sell them, though.
     
  6. Clay Bowen

    Clay Bowen HaveYouSeenTheWizard?

    Not counting my coin collection (so just bullion), about 5%, although some of that bullion is more collectible so may be worth more
     
  7. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Hmm, pm would be much lower than my collection and books I imagine. I guess collection and books around 10%, and PM around 5%, (maybe less). However, when I talk about my "net worth", I NEVER include my coin collection. Its my hobby, and I have no intention of selling, so it is not really an asset to me. My kids or wife may have it as an asset someday, but not me.
     
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  9. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    less than 1%
     
  10. Ron W

    Ron W Member

    About 10% Bullion that I would consider investments , not counting my coin & currency collections as investments as i may not sell any of it anyway.
     
  11. Ron W

    Ron W Member

    About 10% Bullion that I would consider investments , not counting my coin & currency collections as investments as i may not sell any of it anyway.
     
  12. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Asking in the bullion forum, or even a coin web site will get you pretty skewed results. Mine is about 0.01%
     
  13. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Less than 0.009%.
     
  14. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Without crunching the numbers, I will say about 20%, not counting my coin collection. I don't trust the dollar as much as I used to.
     
  15. Larry E

    Larry E Member

    Less than 1%
     
  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

  17. buckeye73

    buckeye73 New Member

    Less than 0.5%. Growing investments/net worth have outpaced PM in last 25 years or so.
     
  18. RhinoEmpire

    RhinoEmpire Hi-Yo (Ag)

    .043%; who needs PMs when you have a booming economy!
    ( Edited: political)
    My holdings in PMs have nearly doubled since 2011, but the overall value has stayed the same.
     
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  19. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I have know idea, but would have to guess less then 1% @ spot pricing.
     
  20. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I am surprised that a gang of treasure lovers like us coin collectors seems to be so shy about holding on to a big stash of gold and/or silver. I wouldn't mind having a whole truck load of gold!
     
  21. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    It's Not your neighbor on the forum.
    What the .Gov doesn't know about you is a plus in your favor.
     
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  22. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    .00 something.
     
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