Advantages of Investing in Gold Bullions (Bars & Coins)
A bullion is a precious metal in the form of a bar ingot or coin, with a purity of at least 99.95% or 99.99%. Bullions are often kept as reserve assets by governments and central banks (Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium).
Here are some of the main reasons to invest in precious metals coins and bars:
Gold is traditionally known for its inverse relation to stocks. Historically, when stocks went down, gold went up. Gold is an essential part of any balanced portfolio in the long run.
Private form of wealth
Physical gold as a private form of wealth remains outside the digital world and privacy remains paramount. The gold is easily liquidated and traded worldwide.
Store of wealth
Gold has maintained an intrinsic value for thousands of years, with limited quantities of 200,000 Ton worldwide. Increased use in the electronic era and in investment channels, make it a perfect store of wealth in the future as well.
Unlike FIAT currencies, stocks and real estate, whose value can be affected by geopolitical tension, monetary decisions of central banks, assets / properties nationalization by governments, gold is a tradable asset (commodity), that is stable, protected and shielded in times of crisis.
Gold bullions can also make great gifts, unlike any other present, it will maintain its value forever.