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What's your ratio? Gold to silver to platinum

WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 17, 2022 4:29PM in Precious Metals

Inspired by @jmski52 's post in @MKUltra24's thread.

I keep a pretty accurate excel file of my PMs, so it's a pretty easy thing to calculate.
Not talking about dollar amounts--just percentages or fractions of your whole.
I was only considering spot value on these items--not numismatic, collector, antique, or other values.

I was a little surprised to find I'm almost precisely:
AU: 70%
AG: 25%
PT: 4%
PD: 1%

That tells me I'm probably a little too heavy in gold and not strong enough in platinum--even adding Pd & Pt together I think I'd still like to be a little north of 10%. Great excuse to splurge! :)

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  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 9,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Im guessing 75 ag
    25 au

    I have 0% records other than my own memory of events

  • RobMRobM Posts: 527 ✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2022 2:49PM

    Au 45%
    Ag 20%
    Pt 15%
    Rh 15%
    Pd 5%

  • RobMRobM Posts: 527 ✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2022 3:25PM

    @RobM said:
    Au 45%
    Ag 20%
    Pt 15%
    Rh 15%
    Pd 5%

    But might ne better to express as a ratio of relative volumes with smallest holding given the denominator of 1.

  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Physical spot value 62% Au 38% Ag
    54% Au 46% Ag if we are counting both physical and paper PM.

    No Pd and maybe an ounce total of Pt somewhere, not even enough to register. I've been dumping physical gutter for the better part of the past 2 years and continue to do so. The proceeds go to gold and paper gutter. End goal is to be 100% physical Au with a bit of paper gutter. No more nasty arse toned gutter for me. RGDS!

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  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a low percentage of AU in relation to AG so I focused on building up a better ratio, now almost dead even…

    37% AG
    36% AU

    I like the Platinum groups and also have nearly equal parts of each at

    14% PT
    13% PD

    I also have a few rhodium pieces for further PM diversity but they would only serve to skew these tidy numbers above so I’ve excluded them.

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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm heavy gutter at 100-1

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,265 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to shoot for 25 Ag / 50 Au / 25 Pt, but over time it became 15/70/15, and that works pretty good.

    I’ve observed that Ag and Pt track each other fairly closely, with the caveat that Pt isn’t as liquid, but it stores more easily, thus it’s a two-edged sword.

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  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ratio is where is should be. No specifics, it brings out the troll who stays up at night worrying about my trading. He needs a good night's sleep.

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  • jessewvujessewvu Posts: 5,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can’t comment because my % of Pb is growing off my numbers.

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For just bullion/stacking purposes, I’m 100% AU.
    I do have some silver numismatic coins in my coin collection.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am about 65/35 AU/AG... and a mountain of Pb... Cheers, RickO

  • pragmaticgoatpragmaticgoat Posts: 823 ✭✭✭

    70au/30ag seems about where I've settled in over the last twenty years

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really need to sit down and figure it out.

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All $20’s ( all no problem OGH because I like it that way) except my one Lucky French Angel 20 Franc gold ( it would be unlucky to get rid of it) 0% everything else.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Virtually all of my gold is numismatic, so it’s hard to say, furthermore most of my silver bars are vintage and collectible type. I don’t really have a traditional “stack”

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