Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange
Features
Direct Delivery
Vaulted Product
Registered Account (TFSA/RRSP/etc.)
IRA/401K
Allocated Financing Account
Notes
Real Physical Precious Metals
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Allocated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No*
*Allocation option available
Segregated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No*
*Segregated option available
LBMA/Socially Responsible Product
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spreads
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lower
Volume Discounts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shipping to your home available
Yes
Yes
Yes*
Yes*
Yes*
* Manufacturing, shipping, insurance fees apply
Fully Insured
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trading in all world markets
No
No
No
No
Yes*
Vault Storage
Not Applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Storage Fees (per year, paid monthly)
Not Applicable
Waived for the first 6 months
Yes
Yes
Yes
up to 49K US
1.00%
1.25%
1.50%
50K - 149K US
0.75%
1.25%
1.50%
150K US +
0.50%
1.25%
1.50%
International Storage Options
Not Applicable
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Financing Available
No
No
Yes*
No
Yes, up to 80% of your purchase
* For margin accounts
Risk of Collateral Calls
No
No
No
No
Yes, if equity drops to 15% or less*
* We advise starting with at least 30%
Income Tax Benefits
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Administrative Fees
None
$2 US per bar*
$19.95 US per transaction*, $2 US per bar*
Yes
None
* One-time fee