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With hot inflation coming is now the time to stock up on PMs?

MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

What do you guys think?

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

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  • MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    But if silver is say $28/oz and premiums are ridiculously high at $5/oz does it matter if it’s expected to rise to $40/oz?

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,041 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2021 5:18PM

    do not stack with high premiums as those premiums could disappear

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MKUltra24 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    But if silver is say $28/oz and premiums are ridiculously high at $5/oz does it matter if it’s expected to rise to $40/oz?

    I mean if you want to be underwater for the next 10-12 years like some of the conspiracy crew around here go ahead. Couldn't imagine it will be much fun though. Good luck!

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  • MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @MKUltra24 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    But if silver is say $28/oz and premiums are ridiculously high at $5/oz does it matter if it’s expected to rise to $40/oz?

    I mean if you want to be underwater for the next 10-12 years like some of the conspiracy crew around here go ahead. Couldn't imagine it will be much fun though. Good luck!

    Just a question. I don’t want to buy anything without being informed.

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MsMorrisine said:
    do not stack with high premiums as those premiums could disappear

    play SLV or PSLV online

    Avoid SLV, PSLV is the one.

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 22, 2021 6:08PM

    I'm a buyer when I can get a low premium, it happens on occasion. Keep in mind that if premium percentages stick, they will not matter to the future of your purchase.

    It boils down to what is the future of silver and gold spot prices. You have to decide that based on your own research. My research tells me they are both very under priced.

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  • MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @MilesWaits said:
    No one here knows. No one anywhere knows.
    You make the decision based on your information, motivation and drive.
    Careful about letting other people get you down.
    Be very cautious about coming here for advice. It’s a fun and entertaining place to visit but just like coin grading, everybody has an opinion.
    Either way, it’s only you that has your back.
    Good luck and enjoy!

    I just remember a few years ago people were saying $18/oz + $2 premium was way too high and that they were going to wait for $12-$13/oz.

    But since then it never happened.

    I don’t want to be one of those people with unrealistic expectations.

    If $5/oz premium is the new norm it’s better to just accept it.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We each make our bets. There is no guarantee either way.

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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The reddit boys apparently have no prob with the premiums. Way too high for me now but I've got a couple decades of stack to play with. Gold maybe if I make another buy this year but no dice with silver right now.

  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's such a thing as knowing you have enough, and that the best move is to stand pat.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dpoole said:
    There's such a thing as knowing you have enough, and that the best move is to stand pat.

    How do you know when you have enough? ;)

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2021 9:32AM

    10K oz is enough unless you can get a deal for more

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @dpoole said:
    There's such a thing as knowing you have enough, and that the best move is to stand pat.

    How do you know when you have enough? ;)

    I keep thinking that at this stage in life I have enough... but I keep looking for more and when a worthwhile bargain comes up I buy some more! lol... guess I'm addicted.

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  • ReadyFireAimReadyFireAim Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Silver has high premiums. Platinum is volatile/weird.
    1 oz gold coins seem to be the way to go. Certified would be a good idea unless you have a Sigma machine available.
    For a 1st time out, I'd recommend running it past the experts here before purchasing.
    A $2K+ mistake could sour you on coin collecting forever.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A year or so ago, (May, 2020), silver was around $14 an ounce....now knocking on $28 an ounce.... Which way will it go?? I am not concerned, my stacks are long since profit. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MKUltra24 said:

    If $5/oz premium is the new norm it’s better to just accept it.

    Depending upon the product, premiums are much, much higher

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  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @dpoole said:
    There's such a thing as knowing you have enough, and that the best move is to stand pat.

    How do you know when you have enough? ;)

    That's a really good question, and one other folks here (we're all so smart and all) may want to weigh in on.

    I guess for me, "having enough" means that I've diversified and I've planned well enough to handle the range of future events that I believe are reasonably likely to occur, and that I'm willing to accept the consequences of not being prepared for the other less likely stuff. Sort of a stacker's version of the Serenity Prayer.

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rather than stock up on PMs, I have been accumulating what I could afford, and holding, over a period of many years. I look at it as insurance. A hedge against inflation. Buy it, stash it somewhere safe, and forget it. You’d be surprised how much you can accumulate gradually over time. Hopefully you will never need it. If you don’t need it, you can always pass it on to your heirs.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CoinHoarder said:
    Rather than stock up on PMs, I have been accumulating what I could afford, and holding, over a period of many years. I look at it as insurance. A hedge against inflation. Buy it, stash it somewhere safe, and forget it. You’d be surprised how much you can accumulate gradually over time. Hopefully you will never need it. If you don’t need it, you can always pass it on to your heirs.

    Many things are stackable in addition to PMs. I'd say stack on but you already know that. RGDS!!!

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    Big premium on 2X4s too.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    Big premium on 2X4s too.

    >

    No doubt, what I'm saying.

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @blitzdude said:

    @Downtown1974 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    Big premium on 2X4s too.

    >

    No doubt, what I'm saying.

    I was going to build a new shed this Spring. Gonna put it off until prices come back.
    No joking....it would have been cheaper to use cabinet grade birch plywood than regular plywood sheathing.

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 9,266 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 23, 2021 7:17PM

    @Downtown1974 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    Big premium on 2X4s too.

    5/8 CDX plywood has it BEAT

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  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just remember that premiums exist when you buy, but don’t exist when you sell, especially to a dealer.

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2021 6:11AM

    premiums do exist when you sell, only not when you sell wholesale to a dealer. And those who bought a year ago and sell today are receiving more premium than they paid.

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  • TPGSTPGS Posts: 207 ✭✭✭

    I see silver hitting $50++ with all the Goverment spending. The high premiums are a "tell" to higher prices in the near future. jmo

  • ShadyDaveShadyDave Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:
    @Downtown1974 said:

    @blitzdude said:
    Nope, not at current premiums. You'd be better off stacking butter and beans (and maybe 2x4's).

    Big premium on 2X4s too.

    5/8 CDX plywood has it BEAT

    Yeah, I'm seeing over $65 for a 4x8 sheet these days :o

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2021 6:10AM

    Economist John Williams: Inflation & Implosion

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  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some quick math. I picked up some timber 6x10 beams for a patio project for around $240 each. They weigh about 280 pounds. We are paying about $1 a pound for lumber. Anyone remember buying chicken for 0.99c a pound?

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember paying .79 each for wall studs when I was a builder.

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  • MetalsmanMetalsman Posts: 2,018 ✭✭✭

    @derryb said:
    premiums do exist when you sell, only not when you sell wholesale to a dealer. And those who bought a year ago and sell today are receiving more premium than they paid.

    I'm getting more today then I paid in January. ;)

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We only have now. That's as good a time as any.

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,270 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What would you say are the premiums on retail lumber in terms of the spot pricing for lumber on the comex?

    On a relative basis, how do the premiums on lumber compare to the premiums on silver?

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:

    On a relative basis, how do the premiums on lumber compare to the premiums on silver?

    While both trade in the futures market, their the premiums both based on supply and demand of physical products.

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  • SoldiSoldi Posts: 2,013 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 5, 2021 4:00PM

    Inflation or Implosion, painted into a corner and this guy leaves himself an eighteen month window of "what if" prediction. I distrust sooth sayers. I noticed gold and silver rising with the ever increasing stock market. "the fed's painted into a corner" The treasury is printing and the "Fed" is buying bonds. The twelve private banks are buying the bonds that keeps the printing going on. I WONDER does anyone really read this type of drivel?

    Marxist behavior, socialism is making a big BIG move on us all. The Fed? The Fed? The Fed will keep interest rates artificially low and I ask you now._ Does anyone see "the monetary repression"?_ That's what holds it together. Once the ship is upright you'll see, you'll see taxes from all of us paying this bill. If it ever comes due.

    Then of course regarding this dismal social science I could be completely wrong, but I will never put a time limit on my OPINION. There it is and thank you for reading. PS. Cost push inflation or demand pull inflation? I think COST PUSH

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,270 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What do you guys think?

    I think that owning some physical precious metals is probably (85% confidence level) a real good idea. In the current environment, you really never know what's going to happen next.

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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have home and auto insurance. And they don't seem to be paying off.

    Stop pricing PMs in fiat USFRNs and price them in commodities like gasoline and food. That is the true measure of the worth of the PMs. A $20 bill has lost a lot of ground to a $20 gold piece, especially since August 15, 1971.

    thefinn
  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like De-flation has hit The Commonwealth. PS where did the original inflation thread go?

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  • OPAOPA Posts: 17,104 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @metalmeister said:
    Some quick math. I picked up some timber 6x10 beams for a patio project for around $240 each. They weigh about 280 pounds. We are paying about $1 a pound for lumber. Anyone remember buying chicken for 0.99c a pound?

    "Anyone remember buying chicken for 0.99c a pound?"

    National Chains in the DC Metro Area, still have the "chicken" sales for .99 cents or less per pound. Giant Food, Safeway & Shoppers, just to name a few. Rib Eye, T-bone, Porterhouse & NY Strip Steaks can be had for $5.77 a lb.

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  • OPAOPA Posts: 17,104 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now, is an excellent time to sell & take some money of the table on PM's. We've been through this scenario a number of times over the last 25 years, and guess what? The premiums will come down and the market will loose it's steam. CAVEAT EMPTOR to those that are willing to pay the current premiums. Patience is on your side.

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  • USSID17USSID17 Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I learned a lot from this thread. The #1 thing I learned was; I knew I should have changed my avatar to this 6 months ago!! :D

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dammitt, your silver squeeze thread got closed too? In your honor brother, more crazy Apes. lol

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  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the CPI for 2021 comes in under 4% we'll know a lot more. In more ways than one.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm predicting $28 bags of Cheetos!

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  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So chicken is cheaper by the pound than timber. Wonky times we are in. Put on your helmets.
    GLTA

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @metalmeister said:
    So chicken is cheaper by the pound than timber. Wonky times we are in. Put on your helmets.
    GLTA

    I had to look it up. GLTA is Good Luck To All. :D

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