And that's fantastic SJohnson, you had a $10K inheritance, BlackBlade got his through work incentives and buying direct from miners at discount prices.
So how does the average guy do it? Mortgage his house to buy gold? Take out a loan? Rob a bank? In order to buy the precious metals I woulld have to short myself somewhere else and that is not going to happen. As I stated previously I do have some old silver coins and I have no intentions in getting rid of those any time soon. But it is not in my plans to spend my resources to buy gold. Maybe if I had an inheritance so it didn't affect my normal bottom line, but to try and come up with $10k otherwise is simply not in the cards.