Physical Gold Is True OwnerShip
First take 2 minutes to watch this great little video where Kyle Bass explains why, as a fiduciary for a Texas university he did not rely on paper gold to protect wealth but instead says it was an easy decision to take physical delivery of the gold and not rely on the Crime-Ex, I mean, Comex, to give him gold exposure in the portfolio.
So, as Kyle Bass stated, and many, many before him have stated, if you want to own gold and KNOW that you own it, control it, and it will protect your wealth, then you cannot rely on paper gold, you must take delivery in one way or another.
If you buy GLD or our preference SGOL in your brokerage account you can profit from an orderly rise in the price of gold over time. Yet if things ever become DISORDERLY and you want to have the gold in your possession for whatever reason:
- You don’t trust your broker and all of the counter parties involved
- You need the gold to barter for daily needs
- You don’t trust the exchanges to make good on GLD or SGOL’s claims on gold or gold contracts (wise thought in the aftermath of MF Global’s default)
So How Do You Own Physical Gold?
Owning physical gold is easy to do – currently. Although demand often threatens to out-strip supply.
Maybe you call up OnlyGold.com, place an order, wire funds and have them ship it to you insured US Mail. At that point the gold will be in your physical possession and your main concern becomes keeping it safe from burglary and cosmetic damage from fire.
Maybe a Titan Closet Vault fireproof home safe is in your future.
Midnight gardening is also an option for those of you comfortable with that.
Obviously having the gold in your own hot little hands is physically taking possession and not subject to any counterparty risk, exchange risk, etc. Yet not everyone is comfortable with that; yours truly being one of them.
Easy, Sleep Easy Ways To Own Physical Gold
What I prefer for physical ownership of gold is a private, trustworthy entity that takes physical possession of the gold and stores it in safe, secure vaults – optimally in other jurisdictions than the one you live – and insures it with the largest insurance companies who are most unlikely to default.
Is there some risk that way? Yes, but there is risk in having the gold stored at home too, and there is likely no (affordable) insurance for storing it even in a home safe, let alone your back 40.
Certainly Kyle Bass is trusting someone to store that university gold for them, it’s not stored on campus or in Kyle’s (non-existent, he lives in Texas) basement.
The companies you find reviewed here at BuyAndStoreGold we have found to be trustworthy private entities whose best interest is served by being honest with their customers.
Each company, however, operates differently and is a “perfect fit” to a different investor. Many of us can diversify between these companies, and countries of storage, to reduce risk even further.
The physical gold solution that is accessible to even the smallest net worth investor, offering quality services at the LOWEST PRICES is BullionVault. Read our full review here
If you want to skip ahead and check out BullionVault then click here
A firm similar to BullionVault with more storage jurisdictions, slightly higher costs, and higher pain factor to do business with is GoldMoney. Check them out here
Companies that have customer service people you can talk to and deal in physical bars and coins allocated to you:
Level Of Trust
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