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.
If you are a trader or speculator in gold, by all means listen to the markets. Your task as a speculator is to make money from the ups and downs in the short-term price of gold. However, if your primary aim is to own gold as a hard asset, you are playing a longer-term game. … Continue reading..
As the price of gold begins to inch its way up, a whole new flood of buyers start looking for gold. (Weird thing…few people buy gold when the price is going down or stagnant. They prefer to buy when the price is higher!) Anyway, as these occasional or “amateur” buyers start looking for dealers, … Continue reading..
Many of us who buy gold bullion coins are motivated by the desire not only to diversify our investments, but also to build up an alternative stash of “money” for times of emergency. Gold is the kind of money you can spend when chaos strikes, whether the dollar has plummeted in value, the banks … Continue reading..
If you just glance at the headlines, the world seems much as it was last year and the year before. A few wars, some trade disputes, ups and downs in the economies of various countries. Same old same old. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see the first cracks appearing in what will … Continue reading..
As I sit down and write this post, Ukraine is on the brink of war. It’s unclear whether this will be a civil war, or will involve Russian troops crossing the border and invading Ukraine itself. But one thing is clear: the government of Ukraine is doing what every other country has done under similar … Continue reading..