Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Do I trust the government to protect my wealth and my retirement? Absolutely not!

zero trust in banks

In fact, the way I see it, it my duty not to trust any government, bank or financial institution right now. I know some people reading this will be big fans of particular political parties, world leaders or presidential candidates. Not me. I’m not a fan of any of them. I don’t trust any of …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Cyberattacks and software failures at your bank are two more reasons to keep some of your wealth in gold.

Cyber attacks on banks

Most of us love the fact that we can get cash from an ATM machine, and don’t have to line up in the bank and get money direct from the teller. And more and more of us now have apps on our phones that allow us to check our balances, transfer funds and even make …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Owning gold isn’t about making investment profits, it’s about mitigating risk.

risk of hurricane

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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

The bittersweet prospect of gold prices jumping to the moon.

gold prices to the moon

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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Is the U.S. planning to pay down its debt with gold?

Federal Reserve building, Washington DC

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 …

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, …