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!

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!

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!

Why geopolitical change is a strong buying signal for gold.

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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 …

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What you can learn from Ukraine’s plan to spend $1 billion on gold.

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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 …

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!

Owning gold – a small downside with a huge upside.

When you invest money there is usually a reasonable upside and a huge downside. Just ask anyone who invested their savings in Enron or with Bernie Madoff. Yes, those are extreme examples. But there are thousands of other cases where honest people invested their savings in the hope of a reasonable growth in their savings, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

2 Reasons why you should store some of your gold overseas.

Owning gold is all about protecting yourself and your wealth. It’s the money you keep outside of the banking system and out of reach of Wall Street. It’s about planning for the future and avoiding risk. It’s about coming out on top in the event of a catastrophic social or economic event. To achieve this …