Friday, March 1, 2013

Why Gold and Silver is always a good investment?

In recent years Gold, considered as a safe haven, gradually changing status to states and savvy investors to regain its historic role as the reserve currency. This should lead many investors to make an investment vital for years to come. End of 2011, a significant change in status of gold has very little was echoed in the mass media: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez demanded the return of the gold reserves of the South American country in the trunk strong national bank, its reserves are kept in the far western banks. At the time this request spent more provocation for Chavez to the west for a rise in the role of gold. But in January 2013, Germany the first power of Euro zone country much more symbolic, has called for the gradual repatriation, by 2020, all its gold reserves stored in Paris (374 tones) and some of those stored in New York (300 tones).

 End of 2012 the gold reserves of Germany amounted to 3391 tons, and accounted for almost 80% of foreign exchange reserves of the country. It is the second largest gold reserves in the world after the United States but to those of the International Monetary Fund (IMF - about 8,000 tones) and Italy (2,451 tons). France is in fifth position, with 2435 tons. The Euro zone crisis has led the German public, inspired by some conservative politicians to worry about the national stock of gold. The German equivalent of the Court of Auditors asked last October to establish an inventory of the gold stock of the country.

Euro skeptic politicians have publicly questioned the extent of German reserves abroad, asking for their repatriation. Germany justified the repatriation of reserves by the lack of possibility of change, but it clearly demonstrates that the national gold reserves are again a strategic issue. This decision may be treated as a major event (compare Gaulle's decision in the late 60s that had ended the Bretton Woods system) which foreshadows the return of the gold standard. Countries have clearly lost confidence in the central banks (New York Fed and Bank of England), supposed to hold physical gold on behalf of many states. The gold is perhaps more simply as GATA says, lent to banks and sold on the market to keep prices under pressure. Thus, they save more time confidence in the monetary system of silver "paper" not convertible.

 In addition, the market for paper gold, would be a hundred times larger than the physical market. The day that investors will obtain delivery of their gold-backed paper that there will not be enough physical gold to satisfy demands. Gold is a material present in limited quantities in the world and its scarcity intensifies over time. Repatriating its gold, Germany eliminates counterparty risk and ensures really hold physical gold and not pieces of worthless paper.

With these repatriations that give us a strong signal of progress towards the degradation of confidence in currencies, families should reconsider the amount of gold and silver to possess. Gold is money. Its role is to safeguard the wealth. Especially the yellow metal still beautiful day ahead when we know that less than 1% of financial assets in the world, destroying every argument bubble in gold. At the same time, monetary impressions launched by the Fed and the ECB devalue paper currencies and does not restart the economy. Gold (and silver) continue to reflect the destruction of paper money. It is not gold rising; the dollar, the euro and the pound sterling fall and this may continue. These safe havens are not diluted by central banks.

Silver is also a precious metal and historical ratio gold / silver is 16. That is to say that every gold coin you possess worth 16 pieces of silver. Today this ratio is greater than 50. Thus, investing in silver metal should be more profitable in the long term, provided they are patient and mentally strong to withstand fluctuations in its price. To eliminate the risk of counterparties must hold his gold outside the banking system, directly in physical gold. I advise to hold a small portion of its assets in precious metals, in order to keep this future security. Money that we do not need a long-term horizon may be invested in it. Invest around 10% of your assets in gold and stumbling sounding reassured, but for the rest

 I prefer you to invest in developing your income. Precious metals have this defect, they produce nothing. Besides this, you can buy stock of assets, real estate, which in turn will generate regular income.