Protect Your Future by Purchasing Gold and Other Precious Metals
Gold has stood the test of time as a reliable store of wealth, especially in unstable times. In fact, the “gold standard” was based on tangible value – arguably the same trusted value that gold, silver, platinum and palladium still have today.
Remember: A golden retirement starts with gold.
Some experts say you should guard against today’s volatile economic environment by lining your retirement and savings nest egg with gold and other precious metals. Here are some reasons you could consider including gold and other precious metals in your asset portfolio:
- Just in the course of the 21st century, the price of gold has risen 300%, while the purchasing power of the dollar has declined by more than 25%
- During inflation currencies can lose value, while precious metals have historically retained value.
- Gold bullion is often seen as a potential hedge against inflation.
- The value of precious metals is recognized across most cultures and geographies, making it essentially a borderless currency.
- Secure your wealth from economic crises, governments printing money, and uncertain times.
- Precious metals are prized for their rarity and beauty today, as they have been throughout recorded history.
Rosland Capital offers the expertise to help you make smart decisions about obtaining precious metals and about building a diverse asset portfolio. We will help educate you about strengthening your portfolio, buying coins, and obtaining other precious metal products.
The Historically Rising Price of Gold
When President Nixon moved the United States off the gold standard officially once and for all in 1971 and introduced the fiat financial system, the price for one ounce of pure gold was a mere $35.
In the less than half-century since that time, the price for gold has risen to well over $1,000 per Troy ounce, as of September 2018. What other types of assets can you think of which have risen 3,400% in the space of 50 years? While it may not retain that same torrid pace of appreciation over the next half-century, it doesn’t really have to. The fundamental appeal of gold prices throughout history is that they are expected to retain their value, even while assets, economies, and nations may crumble around them. In many people’s eyes, gold is stable, it’s reliable, it’s the best-performing financial asset you could ever hope to own, and if you don’t already have some in your portfolio, you need to consider it at your earliest opportunity.
Why Buy Gold?
In uncertain economic times, one thing has remained certain – the value of gold always remains strong. Since the first Egyptian dynasty, gold has been revered for its beauty and intrinsic value. Five thousand years later, gold is still a trusted choice for wealth protection. Gold has stood the test of time as one of the world’s most valued assets.
Emerging economic powers such as Brazil, China, Russia, South Korea, India, and Mexico, are all purchasing tons and tons of gold. Why? Gold is a time-tested way to protect and preserve a country’s wealth, and it’s no different for individual people with portfolios, who include gold for the very same reasons:
Diversification – plan for your family’s future by managing the risk of your asset portfolio, and by including gold to counterbalance inherently unstable paper assets and currencies.
Security – Protect your assets, and be prepared when times change, and the market become volatile.
Ways to Buy Gold
Whether you’re buying to diversify, secure your assets, or both, there are numerous ways in which gold is made available for purchase:
Bullion bars – bullion is gold in bulk form, and regularly traded on major markets.
Bullion coins – are struck from gold or other precious metals, and are sold with a markup for coin design and known provenance. They are valued by weight, and are usually legal tender in whatever country they’re minted in.
Numismatic, or premium, coins – these coins are valued by collectability, rarity, artistry, condition, age, and limited mintage, in addition to the value of the content metal.