Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

In a world of negative interest rates, gold recovers a lot of its shine.

gold in a safe

I wrote recently about how governments around the world are waging war on cash. This war has too fronts. The first involves phasing out high denomination banknotes, like the $100 bill and the 500 euro note. The second involves banning cash transactions over a certain level. But now there is a third front opening up. …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Warning: Why owning gold will soon be banned.

The an on cash and gold bullion.

There is a move by governments to move all financial transactions to the digital world. The first step in that direction is to ban cash. More specifically, to ban high denomination banknotes. To that end, the European Central Bank is talking about phasing out the 500 euro note. And former US Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

In times of emergency you need the gold coins with the highest liquidity.

emergency-gold

  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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

During times of global uncertainty, buy more gold.

When should you be buying more gold? Some people make this decision very complicated, listening to analysts on a daily basis, scrutinizing technical charts, and so on. That’s not how I make my own buying decisions. First off, I’m not a trader or speculator in gold. I’m an owner of gold. I buy physical gold …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Why physical gold is probably worth a lot more than you think.

It would be reasonable to think that the price of gold is determined solely by the supply and demand of the physical product – gold bullion. But that is not the case. Most of the “gold” traded each day is paper gold, not physical gold. This paper gold is traded in the form of ETFs, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Wondering what to give your loved ones this holiday season? Give gold.

Here in North America we have no tradition of giving gold as a gift. That’s a pity – for the reasons I describe below. And it’s not the case in many other parts of the world. Of all countries, India stands out for the way in which families protect and distribute wealth through gifts of …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

How to buy physical gold at the lowest price, and keep it safe and available.

When we think of buying physical gold, we naturally think of holding the gold in our hands and then storing it in a safe place at home, or at our bank. There is something almost irresistible about actually owning and touching the gold you buy. But that need to hold your gold in your hand …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Turkey is paying for Iranian oil with gold bars carried over the border.

Since March of this year Turkey has exported $11.7 billion in gold bullion, over 90% of which was carried over the border on its way to Iran or the United Arab Emirates. What’s happening? Turkey is buying oil. Not with wire transfers or cash, but with gold bullion. They can’t buy Iranian oil through the …