Precious metals are all the rage among investors today. They can be purchased in several different ways. The most popular, by far, is to purchase the metals in bullion form or in the form of coins. There are other options, as well, that are less direct. Some investors purchase mining company stock and others purchase metals that are held in a remote location and which they never actually see. No matter how you go about it, these investments are growing in popularity and have become one of the best ways for individuals to take control of their investments.