by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:
Gold Investing 101 – Beware Unallocated Gold Accounts With Indebted Bullion Banks and Mints (Part II)
- Investors looking to gold again but gold buyers need to exert caution
- Royal Mint – a royally expensive way to help the government
- Unallocated gold – unsecured creditor of a bank?
- If you cannot hold it, you do not own it
- Own gold bullion coins as insurance, to reduce counter party risk and to preserve wealth
- Conclusion – Reduce counter parties, Don’t over complicate
Yesterday we pointed out how the gold market is seeing renewed interest from new, first time gold buyers and gold investors. Concern unites them – they are concerned about the current trajectory of the world – politically, financially, economically, monetarily and environmentally.
As the old adage goes though – ‘all the glitters is not gold’ and novice, and indeed experienced, investors need to be careful that they are not seduced by ‘shiny trinkets’ which look ostensibly attractive but in fact are fraught with risk and not the safe haven that gold bullion is – when owned in the safest ways possible.
We looked at collectible gold and silver coins with massive premiums, gold plated coins masquerading as “pure gold coins” and the assortment of such coins for sale on eBay and other online retail platforms.
Today, we move up the food chain of the gold market and look at some of the bigger beasts who offer various gold investment schemes – two of which are unallocated gold accounts with bullion banks and with government institutions and mints.
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