Investing in Gold and Silver
Investing in Gold and Silver is critical to protecting your portfolio from government and central bank mayhem. When central bankers manipulate markets with Quantitative Easing (another term for digital money printing), you can protect your savings with the stability of physical precious metals.
We call this a Personal Hedge Fund.
It’s like an insurance policy for inflation, bank panics and even currency failures.
Physical gold and silver have the longest track record of any form of money, spanning at least 3500 years.
For as long as people have used money, gold and silver have been a store of value and medium of exchange. And when other forms of money fail (which has happened countless times in the past 200 years), gold and silver are left as the only viable form of money.
In a large scale currency crisis, hyperinflation wreaks havoc on other assets (especially unbacked currencies and paper assets, like stocks and bonds) leaving precious metals as the most liquid, most desirable asset class.
When investing in Gold and Silver, you’ll enjoy these 3 benefits:
1. Limited supply. Gold and Silver exist in very limited quantities and it is this rarity that gives them great value (hence the term “precious metals”).
Increasing demand with limited supply will drive the price of Gold and Silver higher as people begin to abandon worthless fiat currencies, such as the dollar.
2. Durability. Gold and Silver are durable in many ways. They resist corrosion, they are not brittle and they melt at relatively high temperatures. Their malleability lets them be formed into coins with intricate details to thwart counterfeiting. These properties also contribute to the beauty of gold and silver, which adds to the desirability of these valuable precious metals.
3. No counter party risk. The market cannot be flooded with Gold and Silver like it can with fiat currency or stock certificates. Man-made paper assets only have value when they are issued in honest and limited numbers. History shows that bankers and politicians cannot resist the temptation to print as much currency as they please. Investing in Gold and Silver keeps you safe from this problem, since no new Gold and Silver is being made.
Investing in Gold and Silver has many benefits, but you can also get yourself into trouble if you don’t do it right.
One common mistake investors make is to purchase “paper” gold or silver. Gold and Silver ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are one example. Another is mining company stocks.
The problem with “paper” gold is when you need it most, all you’ll have is a piece of paper – a contract or stock certificate – that is not worth the paper it’s printed on.
Only physical precious metals will be liquid and valuable at the time you really need them.
Another common pitfall is for investors to store physical gold and silver at home. While it may be in a safe, it also makes you a target for criminals. Theft of precious metals is not uncommon and people have been threatened or even murdered by thieves desperate to get hold of their gold and silver.
You will also find that you can’t insure physical precious metals held in your home safe. Not in any worthwhile amount, anyway.
The best solution we have found is storage in a high security vault. There, your Personal Hedge Fund will be safer from theft than anywhere else. Your gold and silver will also be fully insured against loss, whether from theft, fire or other disaster.
To learn if a Personal Hedge Fund is the right fit for you, contact us and we’ll help you make the best decision. Just fill out our contact form here.