For ages, metals have proved to be some of the most reliable forms of currency available to us. The logic behind the concept is that there is only a finite amount of such rare resources on the planet. Precious metals are such an important aspect in any investor’s portfolio. Whether it’s a novice investor who simply trades in a discount brokerage account, or an accredited investor who has a portfolio value in the millions, gold and silver have proven time and again to be the perfect hedge in an environment of economic instability.
During the financial crisis of 2008, gold was the standard for investors who had no idea what the future held for their portfolio. While the United States spiraled deep into a recession, gold closed at a record high of over $1,600 per ounce. It gave investors a sense of security and to some degree prevented the masses from truly panicking.
The problem with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and other similar investment vehicles are that they are simply not tangible assets, as they are merely “paper wealth” used for trade, while gold and silver provide a psychological reassurance to consumers because they are hard assets. Even cash, which is viewed by many as being safer than stocks and bonds, does not come without its own dangers. Since 1933, when the United States monetary system came off the gold standard, the dollar’s value has not been linked to a specific asset and inflation has been a much greater threat to the economy. Cash only holds its value through the backing of the United States government—not a very reassuring notion, to say the least. That’s why when you buy gold or silver through Guildhall Wealth, you invest in the security of your future and the futures of your family members.
With North American federal debts soaring sky-high in 2016 and rising, the global market is at risk and likely to experience increasingly unstable fluctuations. Social security is expected to become depleted by 2037, employment rates hit record lows in 2015 compared to the last 30 years, and the North American economy is suffering from a huge lack of skilled labor forces. These are just a few of the current, significant issues that are likely to continue causing concern among experts like those at Guildhall.
Let’s be clear: precious metals are not intended to be the sole investment vehicle in one’s investment portfolio. They are simply the most stable means available to protect oneself from financial ruin caused by uncontrollable economic disasters. Using gold and silver bullion from Guildhall Wealth to protect one’s assets is comparable to buying insurance on an automobile, a home, or another important possession. Today, with online options available to determine exactly how you should buy, store, and monitor your bullion investments, protecting your wealth has become convenient and easy.