We get deluged with questions here at Private Briefing. And it's no surprise to me that the bulk of them are excellent queries. We answer them in different ways … some by writing back to the subscriber … and some as secondary topics in the daily column.
Many of your questions – like the dozens of requests we recently received about graphene – lead to actual recommendations or even special reports. Other queries will form the basis of "roundup-style" Q&As with our band of experts.
Every once in a while, however, we'll get a question that's so good, or that's so representative of other queries that we're getting, that it deserves a standalone answer.
And that's precisely the kind of question that we recently received about buying physical silver from Andy F. It was on a topic so popular I decided to share it with our Money Morning readers as well.
Andy F. writes:
"Bill, I know this is a very basic question, but you have me interested in silver. My question is … what kind of silver? I like the 999.9% rounds and bars, but is it better to purchase coins with 40% to 90% content?
Then, if I go that route, do I buy cull, junk or do I need to learn collector values?
I really like the simplicity of the 999.9%, as I have little interest in collecting unless the value difference is there. I also like the liquidity and simplicity of selling when I am ready. I am enjoying your work, thanks!" – Andy F.
Although it is a basic question Andy, it's also a very good one that we believe a lot of our other subscribers will be interested in.
I also turned to our resident mining, natural-resources and commodities expert Peter Krauth, editor of the highly successful Real Asset Returns advisory service, and here’s what he had to say…
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Before he moved into the investment-research business in 2005, William (Bill) Patalon III spent 22 years as an award-winning financial reporter, columnist, and editor. Today he is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning. With his latest project, Private Briefing, Bill takes you "behind the scenes" of his established investment news website for a closer look at the action. Members get all the expert analysis and exclusive scoops he can't publish... and some of the most valuable picks that turn up in Bill's closed-door sessions with editors and experts.