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What are the differences between gold/siver “coin” vs. “round”?

There two types of silver (and gold) in the market available: silver coin and silver round. I am looking answers for this two questions. What are the main difference between them, and advantages of ...
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Pros & cons in Hungary of investing retirement savings exclusively in silver? What better alternatives, given my concerns?

For my retirement savings, my strategy is to buy a decent amount of silver (8% of my salary, roughly 1 month) every year to put away in coin form. I am currently investing in nothing else for the long ...
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How to calculate micro lot leverage?

For these gold and silver products http://www.fxdd.com/us/en/products/metals/, how many micro lots are required so a penny move is worth a dollar? How much leverage does that equal? I've traded ...
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How does a mint determine the face value of precious metal coins and what does it mean?

If one were to look at silver/gold proof coins that are minted by/for/on behalf of the government, one could see that some coins would bear a face value, such as the 1/2 oz $25 American Eagle gold ...
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Is buying or selling goods for gold or silver considered taxable?

Is buying / selling goods for gold / silver taxable? If yes, what's the rationale behind this?
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Precious metal trading a couple questions

I live in China, the national bank here allows you to buy silver on something called RMB/SLV market. Basically i'm displayed a bid and ask price, at the moment both are around 5.7rmb. I'd like to ...
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What is the correlation between silver prices and stock prices?

I'm interested in the correlation (in the recent years, or even decades) between the silver (and maybe gold) prices and some stock market index. In other words, I'd like to know how strong is the ...
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How can a resident Indian buy and hold physical gold/silver at BullionVault?

Is it legal for an Indian resident to transact at BullionVault? Are there any tax implications? While BullionVault allows deposits from international banks, it only does so in dollars, pounds or ...
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Why is silver so volatile compared to the S&P 500?

As an example, silver took a 9.4% hit on 9/22/2011, which was a bad market day -- the Dow dropped over 3.5%. The conventional wisdom is that precious metals like silver are a hedge against a falling ...
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Is the gold and silver in the GLD and SLV ETFs leveraged?

There are various blogs and videos that indicate that the gold that GLD holds (via HSBC) and the silver that SLV holds (via JP Morgan) is leveraged 50 to 1 or 100 to 1. For me there are some ...
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Basis for American collectible coins in lieu of proof of purchase price?

Say I have some silver half dollars, but no receipt of purchase. Can I claim face value (50 cents) as the basis should I sell, or is the basis nothing?