You've recently become excited about the prospect of investing in gold. You've heard everyone tell you that it's one of the best metals to buy because it has been performing so well. Everyone is saying that it's a smart place to put your investment money. This is all well and good, except that you don't have any experience investing in anything. How can you start investing in precious metals if you don't have experience? The good news is that you do not need any formal training or experience. However, you do want to know the basics, so you can be sure that you buy the right things and you do not spend more than you should.