Getting Started with Precious Metal Investing

18th June


Investing Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start with investments, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. By investing an amount you can afford, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re building up a nest egg. Many investments are best suited to medium or long-term goals to allow for the fluctuations over time – the value of your investments can go up or down.

Why Choose Precious Metals?

Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and more) are one of many commodities. When you invest in these, you are buying a tangible and fascinating commodity that has been well regarded throughout history as a store of wealth.

How Do Precious Metals Compare with Other Investments?

Precious Metals

For millennia, gold has been used as a safe store of wealth by investors as it can generally be relied on to hold its value when other markets are struggling. When investments such as the stock market go down, or in times of political crisis or inflation, many investors seek the stability of precious metals.


When you buy shares, for example, you’re buying a small stake in a business, so it takes experience and knowledge to pick the companies that have potential for success. There are also other risks associated with share ownership as shares are (on the whole) unsecured assets. Shareholders are entitled to a share of a company’s distributable profits, so if the company performs well you may see a good return on your investment. However, if the company fails, you will be an unsecured creditor and rank behind the secured creditors. If there is anything left, you may receive some or all of your investment back, but you may not.


When you invest in a fund, your money is pooled together with the money that other people have invested. A fund manager then uses this pool of money to invest in a range of assets, which may spread the risk. A fund manager will charge a management fee, but their expertise, time and advice can be very beneficial for making the most from your investment.

Have you heard about our Signature range?

Signature from The Royal Mint offers an affordable and flexible means of investing in precious metals. You can begin your investment journey with Signature from just £20, and with all of your holdings in one account online and the fact that your precious metals are safely guarded at The Royal Mint, it’s an easy way to invest for the future, whatever your plans may be. There’s no better time to become a Signature customer than now as we have recently lowered our premiums across the range, helping your investment go further.

Chris Howard, Director of Bullion for The Royal Mint said: “Precious metal investment can be a great way to easily and safely invest money for the long-term. Signature could help you afford your dream home, your child’s university fees and future, retirement, that ‘big adventure’ you’ve always planned, or just to put some money away for a rainy day. We’re delighted to announce the new premium cut, to make precious metal investment through Signature an even more attractive option for investors.”

To find out more about our Signature range, click here.


*At the time of publication this information is correct. Please note we are unable to provide financial advice, so we recommend that you speak with a financial advisor regarding your options. 


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