Beginning investors will find thorough guidelines for making good decisions in this guide to private gold ownership. Emphasis is placed on the asset-preservation qualities of gold at a time when investor uncertainty about the economy and recent investment scandals have led many to seek asset diversification. The economic and political trends driving gold marketing are detailed, as are the reasons why gold plays an important role in millions of investment portfolios worldwide-as both a hedge and an investment for capital gain. Topics examined include understanding gold's role in combating inflation and deflation, how to select a gold firm, the history of gold since 1971, storing gold, and government debt.

About the Author

Michael J. Kosares is the founder and president of USAGOLD-Centennial Precious Metals, one of the oldest and most prestigious U.S. gold firms serving private gold investors. He is editor and publisher of the newsletter News & Views: A Quarterly Review of Forecasts, Commentary & Analysis on the Economy and Precious Metals.

  • Publisher: Addicus Books; 2nd edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886039720
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886039728
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches