A precious metal is a rare naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. Precious metals are often referred to as the ultimate safe haven assets during the times of market turmoil. Because of this a lot of experienced investors hold at least some part of their portfolio in precious metals. Precious metals are a great asset to diversify your trading strategy; as global markets, supply and demand are not driven by any one country in particular but the world as a whole. You can buy or sell to take advantage of both rising and falling markets with your own trading account you and participate in one of the most exciting markets in the world with less hustle and more opportunity.