Investing In Silver: A Q&A Session with APMEX Director of VIP Services, Peter LaTona.

On April 10, 2013, we had a Q&A session regarding “Investing in Silver” on Facebook and Twitter, where our fans and followers had the opportunity to ask our Director of VIP Services, Peter LaTona their questions about investing in Silver. Below is a recap of this session. To join in on upcoming Q&A sessions, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We look forward to your questions


Q What is your opinion of Brittania’s versus Eagles for 1oz silver?
A
Truthfully these are both bullion coins produced by government Mints. They will both rise and fall with the price of silver. Some people just like collecting all the coins from around the world

Q I have $500 to invest. Do you have any advice for someone like me?
A If you are looking to invest $500 in silver I would buy the best deal we have going that day. You might even consider bars or rounds because the premium is smaller.

Q The premiums in “junk silver” is going up, could this mean there is starting to be less and less of it out there?
A
It definitely means that there is less availability right now. It could be that the sellers are holding on for prices to increase or it could mean more investors are buying this product so the demand is increasing

Q The National debt is out of control $16.7 trillion. Silver and Gold prices were at record highs just a few months ago. Has the sequester given the markets a false hope that Washington is addressing the debt problem? Is this why Gold & Silver have taken a hit downward and do you believe like I do that it is only a matter of time until it skyrockets?
A
I think you are on target. The same Fed Policy that drives up gold and silver is artificially making the stock market more attractive. At what point do companies need to produce real results and not just take advantage of cheap money?

Q With the recent crash in silver, are you buying or selling silver?
A
To answer your question we are both buying and selling. I am sure you have a long term view on where silver prices will be three years from now. Make your decision based on that and do not worry about timing the market.

Q What do you think the outlook for Silver will be for the remainder of the year?
A
We try to stay away from predicting prices and I would say that if anyone says they do know, they do not. Be especially cautious of a dealer who says prices are shooting to the Moon. They might just be selling you silver. I personally believe that the macro economic factors, money printing and geopolitical tension are all factors that favor gold and silver prices to increase.

Q With Silver & Gold going down in price, is it still a good investment? Compared to Money Market Bonds? It does not look like the fiat dollar is going anywhere fast.
A
I did not say prices would go down, I can say that today right at this moment prices are down, but next hour who knows? I believe that gold and silver are a solid long term investment

Q When I buy or sell silver or gold at APMEX what do YOU report to the IRS?
A
Form 8300 for cash transactions and 1099B for when you sell. If you pay by bank wire, personal check or credit card, it is not considered cash

Q The price of silver and gold is down but the price is down? If the demand is up and they keep running out of eagles shouldn’t the price be up?
A
The price of Silver Eagles have gone up because they are in short supply. Everyone is buying because silver went down. This does not mean the overall supply of silver is scarce.

Q Hello Mr. LaTona, my question to you sir is with all major governments printing to infinity, where do you see gold and silver prices head by the end of 2013?
A
There are very few people who really think all of this global money printing will turn out well. This is a major reason people are buying gold and silver…including the Central Banks who print the money

Q I was wondering what is a better buy, government backed coins like silver eagles and maple leafs or APMEX and sunshine mint silver coins and bars?
A
I like the added security of having a coin produced by a government mint, but many people in my company prefer rounds or bars. The “spread” meaning the difference between what we pay you and you pay us is very similar on all these items, so you cannot make a bad choice.

Q How do you feel about the future of AGQ and SLW? What are your favorite Junior Miners?
A
I think ETFs will be here for a long while as they are especially good for day trading. I honestly know little about mining companies.

Silver Prices Now At 2 ½ Year Lows – Turn Back The Clock Popular Products In Stock And Ready For Shipment

Current Silver markets are now providing opportunities to set a position in Silver at prices last seen in October 2010.
Remember the price of Silver before several long term economic events such as the Greek debt crisis, China’s lockdown on “rare earth mineral” exports, the lowering of the U.S. debt rating, and the U.S. budget deficit.
Physical Silver in both bar and coin form is in tight supply with many mints and manufacturers limiting the amount of physical Silver for delivery. However, your purchase with APMEX is available for immediate shipment while our supplies last.
Here are ways to take advantage now of the Silver markets:

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Looking for something different? Take a look at of our popular Silver products that are ready to ship.
APMEX offers Precious Metals through the APMEX secure website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or take advantage of our live help hours by calling our Account Managers toll free at (800) 375-9006, Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT).
At APMEX, we stock more than 5,000 Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium products, including thousands of collectibles. We pride ourselves on competitive, straightforward pricing – with no commissions or hidden charges – as well as top notch customer service. We also offer the option to have your Precious Metals stored at a secure and private storage facility through Citadel Global Depository Services. At APMEX, your satisfaction is our al.


Three Tips on Placing Orders with APMEX

We’re back! It’s time for part three of our APMEX course. You’re one lesson closer to becoming a Precious Metals expert. Now that you know how to buy and sell, here are three new tips to consider when placing your orders with APMEX!

  1. Before calling our account managers and reading from your “must have” list, make sure that you’re registered on our website! It’s free to register for an account with APMEX, and you’ll have a chance to win a FREE 1 oz Gold American Eagle. You can find the registration link at the very top of our website.
  2. So, you’ve registered…now what? If you’re a new investor you may have a number of questions about where to begin. We have several options to help you decide between the 5,000 products that we offer:
    1. Check out our New Investors page. This page is designed to ease new investors into the world of Precious Metals and contains a glossary of key terms, educational videos and a quick start guide that you can download for free.
    2. Join the in-crowd! Find out what other customers are currently investing in and take a look at the latest trends on our Top 40 Best Sellers page.
    3. Sometimes you just want to talk to a live person. Our account managers are here to help! These experts won’t lead you into what to buy, but they are extremely well versed on our products and the market and are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. Connect with an account manager at
      (800) 375-9006.
  3. Be sure of your selection before submitting your order. Once the order has been submitted, it can’t be changed or modified. Ask all the questions you can think of before finalizing your purchase so you can be confident in your selections.

Three Tips on Purchasing with APMEX

Lean in close we’ve got an APMEX secret just for you. Before reviewing your selections and confirming your order, we want to make it clear. Just because you’re you — a valued customer! Here are three things you should know about purchasing with APMEX!

  1. You can use your credit card, but some restrictions may apply. We get it! You want to make sure that someone is home to receive your shipment. You work all day, but your mom is home, ready and willing to sign for your package. Before including her address, make sure that it is listed with your credit card company. We can only ship to an address that is on file with your credit card company. Think that puts you between a rock and a hard place? Don’t worry. Any package valued over $500 USD will require an adult signature upon delivery, and EVERY package shipped by APMEX is fully insured. That means, if no one is home to sign for the package, USPS will leave a notice which you can take to the post office to pick up your item. FedEx will even try to reach you three times before holding it at their office. If paying with your credit card, ship to an address that is listed with the card company, or choose a different payment method and have your order shipped to any address listed on your APMEX profile.
  2. The discounts are all around you. Before picking up your phone and calling to ask about promos and specials, keep in mind that you’ll immediately start saving with APMEX just by deciding to pay with a check, money order, or bank wire. And that’s not all! You can even take advantage of our account managers and let them place the order for you over the phone if you choose one of these payment methods. The savings for selecting to pay with a check or wire…3%. The benefits of having a free account manager …incredible!
  3. We are always a click away to assist you. If you have any questions while browsing through our products, you can easily connect with a customer service representative via our Live Chat feature. They will be able to guide you through your purchase and answer any questions that you may have along the way.

Save While You Can On Silver American Eagles – One Day Only

Save While You Can On Silver American Eagles – One Day Only

Save While You Can On Silver American Eagles – One Day Only

Shipping now! Random year Silver Eagles are dates of our choosing and are limited to the stock on hand! With 1 oz of pure Silver and a beautiful patriotic design, the Silver American Eagle has become the most popular bullion coin in the United States.
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Coin Highlights:

Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American Flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect and display your coin in style by adding attractive display or gift boxes recommended for this coin, or browse in our Coin Supplies category.

Silver American Eagles — why buy Silver from APMEX?
APMEX makes buying Silver American Eagle coins online easy with prompt service, convenient access, and competitive pricing on a wide selection of Silver coins, rounds or bars. Call our Account Managers toll free or click on the ”Live Chat” button now to add Silver Eagles to your holdings today! APMEX is where to buy Silver! Also, you can turn to us when it’s time to sell Gold or sell Silver.

2013 Silver Britannias In Stock & Purer Than Ever Before

2013 1 oz Silver Britannias

2013 1 oz Silver Britannias

While silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability it now also gives you 0.999 purity. The legendary figure of Britannia has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. Little wonder then that the silver Britannia, with such a depth of history behind it, has been a popular choice with bullion investors ever since its introduction in 1997. This new specification combined with its tradition and integrity gives new life for today’s investment customer. The 2013 Britannia Silver Bullion coin contains one ounce of 0.999 fine silver and measures an impressive 38.61mm in diameter.

Learn why you should buy Silver, and learn how to buy Silver as an investment. Get started today! Call our Account Managers toll-free or chat with us live online. APMEX is where to buy Silver! Click here to purchase.

3 Day Stampede: Silver As Low As 99¢ Over Spot

1oz Silver Buffalo Round

1oz Silver Buffalo Round

Very nice Silver rounds with a rendition of James Earle Fraser’s classic design featuring an American Indian in profile on the obverse and an American buffalo on the reverse. Orders in multiples of 20 rounds will be shipped in tubes; multiples of 500 will be shipped in APMEX boxes.

How can your portfolio benefit from the value of Silver? Speak with a knowledgeable Account Manager at APMEX to learn about using Silver as an investment and make your Silver purchase today. Also, you can come to us when it is time to sell Silver or to sell Gold.

You can’t beat this low price on Silver Buffalo Rounds!
Order by Thursday, March 21, 3 p.m. (CDT)
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