Posts Tagged ‘Ounce’


How Much is PublicGold’s Silver Spot Price?

I have been asked this question many times over dining table. Today we will look into how to calculate PublicGold’s spot price for their Silver bar product.

^ Prices published by Publicgold on 07/10/2011

We will take 250 grams as example. The steps to calculate PublicGold’s silver spot price are as followed:

Step 1: Calculate Silver Spot Price in Ringgit Malaysia

At current time of writing, the price is USD $31.95/oz. PublicGold’s US dollar exchange rate is 3. Therefore, USD $31.95 x 3.0 = RM95.85/oz
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Kijang Emas Spread Margin Check!

Kijang EmasI was doing my regular check on Kijang Emas price via Bank Negara website and to my surprise, the difference between the buying and selling price for 1 oz of Kijang Emas is now RM233!

Wow, that’s a huge gap!

I previously wrote an article about spread back in July and I shared with you how we can calculate the spread for gold and silver. You can read the post here: Understanding Spread for Buying and Selling Gold or Silver

It’s a little bit passed 2.00 am now so the price I am referring now is actually yesterday’s price. The buying price for Kijang Emas is RM6,014 and selling price is RM5,781. RM233 is an huge price gap in Kijang Emas price history.

Armed with Excel, I dived into the historic data on Kijang Emas prices and crunched it to check if the spread is still the same during this current wild bull ride on precious metals.

Formula for Buy and Sell Spread:

(Sell Price – Buyback Price)/Buyback Price X 100 = Spread %

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How to Invest Silver: Ounce Cost Averaging (OCA)

Silver Price Aug 2010 to Aug 2011When it comes to investment, everybody knows about buying at low and selling at high.

Problem is, when is low and when is high?

It feels good to buy while riding the bull thus, common investor buys when thing is going UP. When price is falling, it feels worrisome to buy more. In reality, investors buy the least when price is falling and buy the most when price is moving up.

To solve this, dollar cost averaging strategy is recommended.

“The technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. More shares are purchased when prices are low, and fewer shares are bought when prices are high.” –

How to invest silver using this strategy?

While dollar cost averaging works best for shares and mutual funds, it is not as straight forward as it is if you are buying physical silver. We recommend buying physical silver instead of paper silver (some US shares on Mines or Singapore’s UOB silver passbook). It is difficult to schedule a regular amount when you are buying in ounce. You might want to look into investing via Ounce Cost Averaging.

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