As some IDA program participants learn about investing their money, financial education providers may receive questions about investing in gold and coins. The FTC provides resources on the topic, and has revised a series of three publications to help provide consumers with the information they need before investing in coins or other precious metals. The three brochures explain the differences among investing in gold stocks and funds, bullion, bullion coins, and historic coins. The brochures also include a glossary of terms that consumers should understand to knowledgeably invest in precious metals and coins. The three publications are available through the links below.
This article originally ran in the IDAresources.org Update Newsletter on 08/04/11 and is available for archival purposes.