Which precious metal to buy?
Without question all markets move in major cycles, every asset class has its day in the sun and indeed on the inverse side of the cycle they are either hated, forgotten or mired in misunderstanding.
There are times to buy and times to sell any asset class – when it comes to physical precious metals the current economic climate indicates that precious metals can act as a safety net for an investment portfolio.
For example, Gold is used as a balancing item on official countries balance sheets, effectively re-balancing the accounts due to excessive and continued debt creation and forced paper currency devaluation.
Only by understanding how all markets and assets classes are inexorably linked to each other within major cycle trends in capital flows, can one understand how to trade between assets and indeed protect and build one’s wealth.
The world is presently and without doubt exceptionally underweight in portfolio diversification to physical allocated precious metals in percentage terms, held outside of the banking and financial system.
Physical precious metals are not only a diversification within portfolios; a tier one-asset class, but also an incredibly important insurance policy against world debt and leverage excesses.
“An investor in physical gold will control everything: quality, quantity, security and storage from start to finish. When it comes to storing value for the future, what else could be safer or more powerful?”
What are the ways to buy?
There are a number of ways you can buy bullion from Gold Stackers Australia
Visit our showroom – Suite 805, Level 8, 227 Collins Street, Melbourne
For customers who like to deal face to face, you are welcome during trading hours at our Public Trading Office in Melbourne CBD.
Trading hours for the store are Monday to Friday 9.00am until 4.00pm excluding Public Holidays.
Collections from and deposits into our vaulting facility will also take place at that location. Appointments for those services are required.
How to choose a brand?
We carry an extensive range of cast and minted bars, coins and other investment grade bullion products, and are an authorised distributor for Perth Mint, PAMP Suisse and Baird & Co.
Gold Stackers only sells investment grade bullion with a gold purity of 99.99%, and silver purity of 99.9%. Each bar is stamped with its weight, purity and the brand’s logo.
How to choose a type of precious metal product?
The type of product you choose will depend on a number of things including how much you want invest, whether you want to store your investment, the degree of liquidity you prefer minted p and whether you prefer minted products, coins or simply cast bars.
Depending on your needs the options are:
Pooled allocated – Is a flexible option when choosing to invest, it is the most cost effective way to buy, store and trade. Held at the custom-built vaulting facility and insured under the custodial arrangement at no cost, you can buy and sell quickly and easily, making it one of the most tradable types of investments. Your precious metal investment is fully backed by Gold Stackers and can be converted to physical product at any time.
If you wish to take possession of your gold, there will be a barring fee applied.
Cast bars – are the next most cost-effective product and are traditionally the most popular forms of precious metal purchases made by investors as they represent great value in terms of manufacturing costs, and our cast range begins with the 1/2oz size.
Coins – one of the oldest forms of money; coins were introduced as a currency almost from the very beginning of recorded history. One of the principle reasons that coins proved so popular was for the rich they were able to provide a convenient store of value. This was particularly the case with gold coins as the coins were made from almost pure gold and the purity was exactly specified, in later years as refining techniques improved this was usually between 99.5% up to 99.99%. Gold is an extremely stable element and as such remains a material that very conveniently stores wealth.
What is the right time and how much?
The right time and how much to invest will depend on your circumstances. Investing in precious metals should be considered with a long term view; so whether you buy today or tomorrow is less relevant. Over the past 10 years, the price of gold has risen more than 10%.
Gold and silver prices do fluctuate constantly based on a number of factors including demand, exchanges rates and the economic environment.
To stay on top of pricing, you can subscribe to our daily price update or visit our interactive pricing charts on our website.
Who invests in precious metals?
The various types of clients who invest with us range from small individual investors to companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds. Unfortunately, we are unable to advise you in relation to your own investment decision as we do not hold a financial adviser’s licence. If you’re a first time investor you may want to consult with your accountant or a financial planner. With the rising uncertainty in the world, history has proved time and again that owning gold and silver is an excellent way to preserve an individual’s wealth. It’s important for both experienced and new investors to keep up to date with market news, and we recommend the World Gold Council’s website, invest.gold.org, as a good place to start.
What are the benefits of including physical gold and silver in your investment portfolio
Physical gold and silver are an asset class, just the same as shares, bonds or property. The golden rule of a balanced portfolio is to spread your assets over a number of classes, thus maximizing potential returns and reducing risk. Gold and silver do not correlate directly with other asset classes, which means they can afford your portfolio a natural “shield” from the same effects that the market has on assets that are strongly correlated.
For centuries, gold and silver have been seen as a safe haven from currency deflation, and as an unrivaled preservation of wealth – an attitude which persists today.
This explains why in the current economic climate, more and more people are investing in these metals. Please explore the graphs in our website to review historical metal prices.