Which do you prefer-Silver or Gold?

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I have my own preferences and many people don't even know why precious metals might be considered a good investment in these times. What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author trinsleynewton
    well, its been said that China is expanding its gold reserves and that's why everywhere the price of precious metals especially of gold is rising
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  • Profile picture of the author abundantlife
    While that's no doubt true gold, especially gold, but also silver are a store of value and usually increase in price as the value of the dollar goes down. Just a thought. Thanks for your comment TrinsleyNewton.
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  • Profile picture of the author donkiston
    I prefer both because both are real wealth and have a very strong role in Islamic Economical model.
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  • Profile picture of the author maaria143
    I like both but I love to wear Gold as compare to Silver.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdwardDoo
    Gold, because it's more valuable and it's good investment. Gold's price is rising constantly
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
    I've always preferred the look of silver to be honest and prefer it even more now what with the mad hype over gold gold gold!
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    • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
      I prefer property... Even whatever people say about property- i think it has the best value..

      Choosing between gold and silver.. i prefer gold.. but i hate to be seen with gold in public because it attracts criminals and snatch thieves. its scary.
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  • Profile picture of the author chimeara27
    I prefer gold as choice if you want to invest on them.
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    • Profile picture of the author DrewBru75
      I would probably say gold as silver has already almost tripled over the last 3 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author mariaikram
    I like gold because it is more precious then silver,,,,,,
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Gold for investment, but I prefer to wear silver!
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      I prefer diamonds over silver or gold. A pound of diamonds carries a lot more weight than a pound of gold.
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  • I prefer wearing silver. . Wearing gold is hard to mix and match with clothes!. If ever you need customized jewelries try visiting Customized Jewelry | Personalized Gold Jewelry | Affordable Jewelry | Cheap Custom Jewelry. Ciao.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeof1
    If you're talking about preferring gold or silver from an investment point of view, then silver is the better investment. From a percentage point of view, it has increase more than gold.
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    • Profile picture of the author larrydcook
      Originally Posted by mikeof1 View Post

      If you're talking about preferring gold or silver from an investment point of view, then silver is the better investment. From a percentage point of view, it has increase more than gold.

      I agree, from 1833 to 2001, the compound annual growth rate of gold was only 1.54%. today 2.75% That's pretty rotten. Since September 11, the value of gold has definitely increased. It's looking better right now. But you can't deny nearly two centuries of consistently poor performance.

      But think about it. If you were going to invest in gold at all, would you really want to buy it at its 176-year high? You should be selling not buying in my opinion! but there is always a cycle an as our economy turns gold will go down! Again!

      In Jeremy Siegel's book Stocks for the Long Run, he reveals what would have happened to a single dollar invested in bonds, stocks and gold since 1801:
      One dollar invested in bonds in 1801 would yield $13,975 today.
      One dollar invested in stocks in 1801 would be worth $8.8 million today.
      One dollar invested in gold in 1801 would be worth $14 today.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisa77
    I prefer $$...

    anyway, I would love to have gold..
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  • Profile picture of the author migen
    Diversify your investment is one thing i learn when trading forex.
    I don't like gold or silver, I just want to make sure I get good, stable return when investing.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
    Precious metals are good for wealth preservation, nothing more. (and maybe a bit of showing off)

    Okay now seriously... I preferred to invest in silver over Gold given the price potential. That was several months ago. I've stopped buying since as it was sufficient. I've moved on to Copper. It's common metal but I forecast this may be the next to go up in price. Even if it doesn't well, I already bought it at its lowest.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Yarbrough
    Without any thought at all both should be in your retirement folder
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  • Profile picture of the author ace21
    Definitely gold It always seems to hold or increase its value over the long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiteg2
    Gold is the world currency in times of crisis, and the world is in crisis at present.
    Sooner or later the gold bubble has to burst, but right now there are no signs of it.

    Silver is on par with gold.

    However you might like to think about base metal depending on your investment strategy. Copper often gets incredable results also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shilpa
    I like both, it depends on what kind of jewelery it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachellex3
    I'm a gold lady I love my gold rings
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  • Profile picture of the author pennington33
    I invest in silver. Silver will be the next big thing to take off. Remember silver is used in every tv,smart phones etc... Silver is also a industrial metal. As the Us Dollar continue to lose value these metals will continue to go up in value. Gold is a good investment as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    i like both but silver looks hotter on me
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  • Profile picture of the author George Curtis
    Gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author komplex
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    Love Silver, wear it; but gold is so played out to wear. but there's so many needs for it. In terms of investing I'd go with Gold though.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpopjeongsik
    I personally like silver jewelry, and sterling is pretty affordable. I wear a lot of silver..And its cheap also when we compare with yellow jewelery..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jun Balona
    Silver. Keeps the werewolves away.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhaedraDragon
      I like crude oil and natural gas. With those, I will get your gold and silver, cause you gonna need my crude oils and natural gas. Don't count on an alternate energy source coming along which will be cheap. The companies that put that out, will be charging all the traffic will bear; which means I will have power when the clouds cover the sun, or the wind don't blow.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
    I think it's best to go with gold, just has a stellar reputation all round
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