I’m adding this page here because there’s a lot of new people that come here looking to learn more about PMs. I am someone who supports local, small businesses – as well as businesses run by people I feel are ethical and have good business plans. I “endorse” these below, but it doesn’t mean extraordinary market conditions can put stress on any business. As an analyst, I can tell you what I do (and my thinking as to why) but cannot advise you – you need to speak to your financial advisor.
Local gold/silver – Steinmetz in York and Lancaster. I have been to the one in York dozens of times, and their new location once. When I first started, the guy running it helped me out for a brief 3 minutes understand “bullion” and this is also where I bought my first silver eagle at $16 spot. Many times I had been back there and it was a zoo. Very ethical from everything I have seen – as he could have easily fleeced me when I came in to sell, but ended up leaving having bought. He taught me briefly about the “junk” silver I had as well as the Morgans. He turned a one-time seller into a many-repeat buyer.
Online – retail – I bought a lot of junk silver on ebay back in the day, but cost is probably too high now. I have bought from Apmex due to how convenient it was. If I was a buyer again, I’d buy from SDBullion given James Anderson’s tireless efforts to educate us all.
Online – mint – I like what they got going on with the Scottsdale mint.
Other sources – https://www.silverbackpreciousmetals.com/ – while they are primarily doing wholesale at the moment, I’m a huge fan of the people running it.
Asset Backed Digital Currency – my horse is in Kinesis over others due to size of market cap and my ownership of KVTs, which has me biased towards them. I believe a wave of crypto lovers will roll eventually into this arena and discover the failure with cryptos was not backing them with assets. Kinesis solves this.
ETFs – I like PSLV due to the Eric Sprott stamp of approval. He has no idea who I am, but I know he owns hundreds of millions of ounces of silver in the ground and has a stake in the price of silver mooning. Therefore, it makes sense to me that he would buy it up unless SLV which may not necessarily buy.
Digital silver/gold – I’ve used OneGold to get in, immediately, when price of silver was $12 and you could not buy it physically for under $25. This has the backing of the RCM and when you sell, you can then use those proceeds to buy at the cheapest Apmex sale price.