Thursday , 14 December 2017


Tag Archives: physical gold

Surprise! A Close Look at GLD Reveals What it IS and is NOT

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The most common misunderstandings regarding the primary gold ETF, SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) is that it buys and sells gold. That is not the case. It is just a paper asset. It is not a way to buy gold and have someone else store your holdings for you. It is just an innovative way to “own gold.” Below I outline more of just what GLD is and is not.

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Why, Pray Tell, Would I Want to Own Gold??

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Comments I have made that "when this [financial crisis] finally ends the big winners are apt to be the ones who have lost the least purchasing power. Keeping score in nominal dollars is likely to be meaningless. Gold tends to hold its purchasing power regardless of what happens to fiat currency.” have prompted questions about a) how to achieve such purchasing power with physical gold when this stage is reached, b) how to go about buying things with gold coins and c) how gold would be utilized under the assumption that a barter system would develop when dollars become worthless. [Let me explain.] Words: 700

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Big Banks Blatantly “Harvesting” Your Money! Got Physical Gold?

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When prices are set by companies that can profit by manipulating or rigging them, we’re screwed. This “harvesting” of our money in ever-more-creative and hard-to-detect ways is not just stealing by reaching a hand into our pocket and taking out money, but stealing in which banks can hit a few keystrokes and magically make whatever is in our pocket worth less. This is corruption at the molecular level of the economy - space age stealing - and it’s only just coming into view.

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Which Gold and Silver Assets (and How Much) Should You Own?

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It is no longer a matter of whether or not you should buy gold and/or silver but, rather, which type of investment(s) and how much. You don't need a lot but you do need some - and here's a primer on just what type of investment vehicles are available and recommendations on just how much you should buy. Words: 1086

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