Precious Metal Storage Guide

Tue, Jan 13, 2015 - 1:42pm

Late last week, I received an email from a company called Global Precious Metals, asking me to publish their new precious metal storage guide. I looked it over and found it to include some helpful information.

So, here you go. Of course, this is not a recommendation and I'm not looking to make a commission or anything. I just thought that there was some helpful information here and that this information was presented in a format that made it easy to understand. If you're new to precious metal buying, stacking and storing, it's worth your time to review this piece.


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gold slut
Jan 13, 2015 - 2:11pm

Thanks Turd!

I will give that a look, but the thought of letting my stack out of my hands puts my teeth on edge.

Oh, and foist!

Angry Chef gold slut
Jan 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

Storage Guide

One of the nice things about storing your PM's out of Country is worst case scenario you have already planned for the day TSHTF. I know a guy that uses a vaulting service because he is headed over to Britain to spend time with his Father. If he needs money all he has to do is contact the dealer and sell some PM's. The cash is in his account overseas within 24-48 hrs. I personally do both. But now that I have a vault I'm considering closing my vault service. 

Not for everyone but there are some advantages. But typically for high net worth individuals.

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:04pm

Appreciate it Craig...

Will definitely look this over.

Jan 13, 2015 - 4:28pm

suggestions for bullion i already own

Any storage suggestions for bullion I already own and currently in a local bank safe deposit box ? -- Thanks.

Jan 13, 2015 - 4:34pm

Hard Asset Alliance

Any using this service?

I been stack straight physical hold in my hand

Been using the HAA for some international exposure.

Jan 13, 2015 - 4:34pm

Worth a bookmark

for future reference. I noticed Grant Williams is one of the directors. That seems to add some creditability to this company.

lund175 jouquh
Jan 13, 2015 - 4:39pm

@ jouquh

For starters get your stash out of your bank safe deposit box. If and when the banks take a hit, you will most likely not have access to your pm. Purchase a safe/ vault for home would be one of several options depending on quantity. Good luck.

Jan 13, 2015 - 4:48pm

suggestions for bullion i already own Submitted by jouquh

there have been a few cases where FBI raid safe deposits in banks on their suspicion (a subjective issue) of criminal activity and seize gold and keep - without informing owner of theft, banks just comply and keep quiet too - why make bad publicity for themselves?

Rakka lund175
Jan 13, 2015 - 4:49pm

I totally agree No safe

I totally agree

No safe deposit box's

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:40pm

Hard Asset Alliance

They are our original affiliation and I still recommend them.

Please be sure to use this link when setting up an account smiley:

Rakka TF
Jan 13, 2015 - 6:39pm


TF - Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

Quality service, really glad that your still recommending.

Very reasonable premium and storage sites.

I waited to join until the opened the monthly less than 5k account and honestly, the service has only improved to exactly what I was looking for to get some physical bullion in other locations.

I will gladly pass the TF link anytime I talk to others about the service.


Iceberg Slim
Jan 13, 2015 - 7:08pm


Been using HAA for over a year now and I think it's great, definitely recommended for storage diversification, and their MetalStream program is a great "set it and forget it" method to accumulate and cost average each month, before I knew it I had a nice and solid position built up.

As you get a bigger stack storage fees do increase proportionally though, but that is expected. the more you have to store, the more the quarterly storage fee is respectively. Just FYI because I know some people have been under the impression that the storage fee is a flat fee from the get go.

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:22pm


Metal Stream is my personnel favorite feature @ HAA

great set and forget, and I find storage fees quiet reasonable and competitive.

thanks for sharing

lnardozi jouquh
Jan 13, 2015 - 8:17pm


In your yard in a burlap sack would be safer. In a situation where you really NEED that money, the bank will almost certainly be closed. Build a safe into your wall, or make a secret closet. Obscurity is your friend. No one has ever asked about, even looked at my hiding place and people walk past it every day. No one will ever see me open it or close it and only the wife knows where it is. Sure someone could break in given time and tools but why would they? Who would ever imagine there was anything of value there? If ever someone does see me open it, it'll be because I'm taking it all and leaving.

Metals protect against counterparty risk, but they protect against so much more. You can never be ruined if you have enough to flee for your life in gold, and to start a new business or career in silver. Everything we own can be taken away with a click, but not that.

Jan 13, 2015 - 9:54pm

I read parts of the article

And frankly, the advice on what to buy didn't jibe with my philosophy. Kilo bars? So the minimum you can redeem is a kilo, which is obtrusive and enough cash to trigger reporting requirements? NEVER - I have a ten ounce bar and when I can afford to I'll trade it for 10 rounds, like the rest of my gold stack. I don't need AGEs, as long as the brand is recognizable I'm ok. I can redeem outside the 'system' if I need to and I don't have other people sticking their nose in my business, sending reports off to Sammy. I'm perfectly capable of computing my own taxes without their testimony, thanks. The whole idea is to be untraceable, off the grid, unknown should it become necessary.

Dr. P. Metals
Jan 13, 2015 - 10:00pm


I believe that when it counts the most, and at proper valuations, 1 oz will trigger all the things you say anyway..

AlienEyes lnardozi
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:00pm

@ lnardozi

Amen !

My nest egg will never be from an ostrich.

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:43am

In Singapore

Simon Black recommended them. They are very straight up, look over their website for any questions you might have, it is very well done. You can buy/sell any time. You can sign docs making sure that with a U.S. confiscation, yours won't be included. I am in no way affiliated with them. And prices are a little higher than what you would pay at home. Also if you use their storage I believe FACTA comes into play.

Whereas Switzerland is viewed as "Western", I view Singapore as where "East meets West". This distinction is important, and Singapore is home of the new Global Interpol. Just don't think the Western mitts would be able to confiscate with the same ease they have had with their unilateral Western control (i.e. rumors of not being able to get access to Swiss vaulted gold). Also Swiss bankers are negative towards U.S. citizens right now; they are very smug and are always doing you the kindest of favors by simply acknowledging your presence. The truly Swiss citizens (anyone outside of Geneva) by and large seem nice.

Geneva is not the Geneva of 25 yrs ago. It seems to thrive off the 1.5 billion a year given to fund the UN, the spending (bribes?) from the 1800 NGO organizations, and the plethora of prostitutes. Graffiti is everywhere, everywhere. Cern is a mystery to me, where all the $ came from and what was the point. The public obviously doesn't have the full story. Too much talk to say if you are thinking of "off shoring" I would pick Singapore over Switzerland any day. Singapore is up and coming, Switzerland the "put some lipstick on that pig" has been. Zurich not nearly as trashy/run down as Geneva.

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:44am

Singapore finally

caved in December and signed the FATCA agreement where they report Americans' bank values to their version of the IRS, but not directly to the U.S. IRS. I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not in the end.

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:46am

Treasury Yields

5yr 1.28 10yr 1.823 Long (30) 2.431

Looks like some $$ moving out of stocks to the temporary safe haven of bonds.

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:33am


Yes, it's better to physically own your precious metals, however, what will happen if/when the day comes when the gov makes it illegal to own? It has happened before it can easily happen again. I believe it best to store some of your physical in a country such as Singapore, outside of the US reach. 

SE Homes
Jan 14, 2015 - 7:35pm

@ Homes

Yes, it's better to physically own your precious metals, however, what will happen if/when the day comes when the gov makes it illegal to own? It has happened before it can easily happen again. I believe it best to store some of your physical in a country such as Singapore, outside of the US reach. ------------------- Not at all true... How will you get over to Singapore when travel is restricted? Another thing - where will the government even find two million people to go searching in 175 million homes? All the people will have to do is take their metals and vacate the house until the goon squads have left. Why would you entrust your life savings to people you don't know and have never met before?? The reason it happened before is because gold and silver was the store of value for people in 1933. Today, we do not have that. No one in my family has metals to any extent except me. Rather, they will try to confiscate your bank accounts, 401Ks and stock accounts. This is just too easy to do compared to sending goon squads to people's homes and triggering a civil war.

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