In summary, a currency of this calibre means many things to different people - but ultimately this is the new way to buy and sell Gold and Silver. Whatever country you’re in, the Gold and Silver Standard are there for you - right now in geopolitically safe, high reg environment Australia.
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If this is your first time looking into buying gold and silver bullion you might be feeling a little daunted or unsure. However, rest assured it is simple to understand why it's worth considering and even easier to buy when you are ready.
First, let's outline gold and silver bullion's properties in the world of finance:
As inflation, expansion of the monetary base, and devaluation of currencies erode your modern 'money', gold and silver have protected wealth for literally thousands of years.
"Gold is money. Everything else is credit" - J P Morgan
As a safe haven or 'defensive asset' you might expect lacklustre 'safe' returns?
Over the 15 years to 2016, both gold and silver outperformed Aussie shares (including dividend reinvestment) and cash in Term Deposit.
Everyone has their own motivations to invest in gold and silver. Here are the 3 main reasons we see:
The following are just brief summary points.
Gold and silver are generally uncorrelated to shares or equities.
In the five worst years on the ASX, shares declined 24.4% and gold rose 38.5%. You were 63% better off in gold. In the GFC (over 2 years) – shares halved and gold doubled.
Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), a financial crash caused by too much debt, we have seen over 40% more debt added to the system.
We have seen Central Banks around the world unleash unprecedented monetisation ('printing money') and reduce interest rates to near and even below zero.
This desperate attempt to reflate the system has not worked. Amid moribund real global economic growth, it has artificially inflated financial assets (shares, bonds, etc) beyond fundamentals. It has made it worse and left them nowhere to run when it next crashes.
Many believe the next financial crisis is nearing and will be far, far worse than the GFC.
Both gold and silver production appear to have reached a peak in 2015 and are now in decline after years of suppressed prices, declining mining yields and lack of new discoveries. As at 2016, demand for gold outstripped mine supply by 33%.
The world's Central banks, already strategically holding large quantities of gold, have bought over 3,000 tonne since the GFC.
Whilst there is around $7.5 trillion worth of gold in existence, estimates indicate only $1.5 trillion is available to the financial market. There is approx $295 trillion of financial assets in the world. What happens when even a fraction of that $295 trillion tries to get into that $1.5 trillion market space?...
Chinese demand has surged since 2013 and continues. Investment demand too, started to surge in 2016.
About half of all silver produced is used in growing industrial uses to which its properties are unique. Most of those uses discard the metal afterwards without recovery.
Both gold and silver are relatively small markets that can quickly be overwhelmed by sentiment based investment.
The spot price for gold and silver are US dollar denominated. A falling Australian dollar sees the metal price in Australian dollars rise (with no change in the US spot price).
Many economists are predicting an Aussie dollar in the 60c's and 50c's in the near future. From, say, 75c that represents a 25% or 50% rise in price on either scenario without 1c change in the US spot price, and all at the same time that your Aussie dollars buys less internationally or on any import.
Our asset backed digital currencies tether the price of gold and silver bullion. That may present a stablecoin safe haven for crypto investors, an inflation hedge worldwide currency, or a cost effective investment in gold and silver. They combine the high security of vaulted metals and blockchain technology to safeguard your investment.
Using blockchain, all transactions and fees are transparent and very efficient (0.2%*). Every Gold and Silver Standard token is equivalent to a gram of real gold and silver. Every single bullion bar of real gold and silver is stored in the Reserve Vault, one of the most secure facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Move between other crypto currencies with ease, giving you access to the most exciting currency innovation of this generation. You can also exchange or redeem our digital currency for real gold and silver bullion. Alternatively buy with or cash out for AUD with Ainslie Wealth or participating Fiat pairing exchanges.