Owning gold is about creating a long-term safe haven for a proportion of your wealth.
It is about possessing gold coins or bars as a physical asset, outside of the banking system, and having them on hand if your income, investments or retirement savings take a hit.
In my last post I talked about how the price of gold could very well go up significantly this year. Goodness knows, there is a ton of uncertainty out there. Here’s just a partial list of the things that give investors and risk assessment managers the shivers… – The market meltdown in China – The … Continue reading..
2016 has gotten off to a rocky start. Global equity markets are on shaky ground, triggered by chaos and huge declines in the Chinese markets. The “war factor” is hitting the red zone, with ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and some nasty and potentially very dangerous posturing between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Not to … Continue reading..
Central banks around the world continue to buy gold bullion. As I noted in a previous post, the world’s central banks purchased a total of 447 tons of gold in 2014 alone. That was the second biggest year for buying gold in the last 50 years. And it represented a 17% increase on purchasing in … Continue reading..
Whether you are talking about commodities, stocks, bonds or anything else you care to invest in, their prices are impacted by narrative. And by narrative, I mean the stories people tell. For example, without the bold, upbeat and optimistic narratives coming out of the world’s central banks right now, the state of the global economy … Continue reading..
Nobody thinks about buying an umbrella when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, without a cloud in sight. If we were totally rational beings, that would be odd. Because we know for a fact that it’s going to rain one day. And we know if we don’t have an umbrella before the … Continue reading..