THE GOLD INVESTOR

The Gold Bug seeks to preserve wealth. Physical gold is an inflation hedge, meaning it will protect your wealth. Gold has established itself as a store of value for thousands of years. It retains its value as fiat currency (aka government-issued currency, or cash) is printed into oblivion.

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STRENGTHS

Store of value.

Tangible asset.

Scarce.

Historically proven record, thousands of years.

Inflation hedge.

Portfolio diversification.

Wealth preservation.

Industrial applications.

Can be crypto-linked.

WEAKNESSES

Depending on quantity, can be hard to transport/transact in/store.

Can be faked.

Storage can be an issue. Although it is scarce, as technology continues to improve – supply sources can increase, thus increasing supply. 

The gold market is largely supplied by the global elite.

GOLD VS SILVER

Silver is highly affordable, compared to gold.

Silver storage space is significantly higher than gold.

TIPS

  • Physical gold is part of a well-diversified portfolio. 

  • If you’re nervous about storing gold at your property, you can keep it in a safe deposit box at a bank.

  • There are online services where you can buy and sell gold or silver with Bitcoin or Ethereum, then have your asset stored in a secure vault.

  • Alternatively, you can buy crypto tokens backed by physical gold.