Ep 105 – A Beginners Guide to Investing in Precious Metals with Sami Chalfouh

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This week on the Alternative Investing Advantage podcast, host Alex Perny welcomes Sami Chalfouh for a discussion on investing in precious metals. Sami has 16 years of experience in the precious metals industry and focuses on three main questions during the interview—how, why, and what.

During this episode, Sami covers the main components of investing in precious metals. He discusses the relationship between commodities and the dollar. Additionally, Sami explains the importance of liquidity in purchasing precious metals and the need for diversification and estate planning. By understanding the different types of coinage available and the differences between government-issued and private mints, investors can make informed decisions about their gold investment.

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About Our Guest Sami Chalfouhheadshot of Sami Chalfouh

Sami Chalfouh, MBA, SIE, is the Founder of C-Gold Technologies LLC and GreatAmericanBullion.com, boasting 16 years of expertise in precious metals trading, leadership, and technology. Prior to founding C-Gold Technologies, he traded precious metals then co-founded a multi-asset trading floor, overseeing transactions exceeding $400,000,000, primarily in gold. He is the the co-founder and Chairman of Chalfouh International and has over 25 years of experience as a global strategy consultant and trading expert. Sami has led projects surpassing a billion USD in valuation, including international market expansions and fintech innovations and he spearheaded the SEC listed Transactional Investment Program®.

Throughout his career, Sami has held pivotal roles, such as Head of Strategic Government and Infrastructure Finance at a prestigious Los Angeles-based investment bank that concluded transactions surpassing 350 billion USD. Additionally, he served as Managing Partner at Strategic Growth Capital Holding, overseeing clients worth over 1 billion USD in Real Estate and a Media Fund valued at 150 million USD. Sami has been invited to share his insights at esteemed institutions like Kellogg School of Management and California State University of Los Angeles. Residing in Silicon Beach, Los Angeles, Sami is committed to decentralizing access to precious metals globally.

About Our Host Alex Perny, CISP

Headshot of Alex Perny

Alex Perny is a business development specialist and host of Advanta IRA’s podcast, the Alternative Investment Advantage. He is a self-described policy geek who loves learning the rules and technical aspects of SDIRAs, employer plans, and IRS regulations.

For more than a decade, Alex has helped thousands invest in alternative assets. These include precious metals, real estate, private stock, notes, and countless others. Additionally, he has spoken to investors across the country about using retirement plans to invest outside the stock market. Alex also believes so strongly in self-direction that he invests his own IRA and HSA in real estate and private equity.