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Precious Metal Equities

A Guide for Understanding Precious Metal Stocks, Funds, and ETFs.
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Created by Jerry Western
Last updated 5/2013
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
To introduce the main precious metal funds and stocks to the potential investor.
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Knowing what equity options are available, and understanding the differences between Precious Metal Equities, can be challenging for the novice. 

What is an ETF?  How does it differ from a Royalty Company?  What options are there for investing in silver and gold equities?

This course is meant to introduce the uninitiated to the many possibilities when researching precious metal stocks.  It provides ample equity names, trading symbols, and relevant information to assist the buyer.

It is meant to save those new to the sector hours of research by covering the most relevant metal equity investments.  It also presents and explains the major precious metal Indexes in use today.

The course consists of a series of college lecture slides.

It should take one hour to complete.

Instructor consultation will be via e-mail.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in Gold, Silver, and Investing.
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The Professionals
2 Lectures 13:35

How do the Professionals structure their portfolios?  What percentage of Precious Metal exposure should one own?

Preview 06:44

What are the top investors and hedge fund managers up to?  Do they own gold?  If so, how much?

Preview 06:51
The Equities
3 Lectures 16:27

This lecture outlines what Royalty Companies are and names the leaders.

Gold Royalty Stocks

What are ETFs?  Are some better than others?  What are my options?

Exchange Traded Funds

This lecture introduces the larges metal funds.  Finding the right fund is important to those who would rather buy one stock than research individual companies.

Precious Metal Funds
Tracking and Research
3 Lectures 12:27

There are numerous Indexes that track sub-sectors of the Industry.  Each can be useful for differing reasons.  The Indexes are explored in detail.

Market Indexes

Various free databases for additional company and equity research are presented.

Preview 02:43

Addendum of additional slides.
Additional Lecture Slides
15 pages
About the Instructor
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The Gold Money Guy

Mr. Western has bought, sold, and collected coins since he was a child.  He teaches College courses about Gold and Silver, Money, Inflation, and related topics including Precious Metal Equities.  It is his wish that others come to a better  understanding of money and our monetary system.

Mr. Western has an intense interest in all things gold and silver.

Look for other courses from him  on Inflation, The Gold and Silver Industry, and Gold and Silver Stocks and Equities.

He can be reached at

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