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A “long-term” precious metals mix tends to require a longer hold strategy of 3-5 years or more, the precious metals have less daily or monthly volatility. Conservative metals have more than one value in addition to their weight value. The metals are fractional and have a limited mintage resulting in a higher acquisition cost.
A “mid-term” precious metals mix tends to require a longer hold strategy minimum of 3-5 years. The majority of this precious metals mix will be more long-term metals as defined here and a minority of short-term to provide a mix of potential short-term gain and long-term hedge in the precious metals market.
A “short-term” precious metals mix tends to be a short-term hold and metals with one value, its weight value alone, this is what the word bullion refers to. These metals tend to have high exposure, or risk, in the precious metals market due to hourly, daily, and monthly volatility in the weight price. The metals have incredibly high mintages and are rarely fractional, resulting in lower acquisition costs but greater exposure.