Does anyone trade in metals for cash or for savings? I am astounded in the upwards rise of precious metal prices from 2010 and into the 17th day of the New Year. Gold was roughly $1,150 per ounce in the start of January 2010. Today, gold is worth $1,351 and 50 cents per ounce. That’s a pretty decent climb in one year of $201.50+ per ounce. I have been investing in gold and sitting on it. However, I have been buying gold in grams lately for $39-$42 on eBay (usually free shipping) and stockpiling those. Today, a gram of gold is worth $43.77 so I am slowly making a profit on them. Now I am extremely interested in silver. Today, silver was $28.38 an ounce. Just in January of 2009, silver was $11.00 an ounce. January 2010 it was $15.00+. In a year’s time it had gained only $4.00 per ounce. I find it fascinating that from 2010 to today, silver has gained $13.00+! It has almost tripled in price per ounce in 2 years. I’m interested in knowing if people buy in gold and silver and what is their plan to do with them? I am sitting on mine until the time is right and watching how things go.