There are many different gold and silver investment solutions, whether for gold paper certificates, ETFs, metal accounts, bank storage, or even mutualized gold. But all of these solutions come with two main issues:
Fabrice Drouin Ristori (Fondateur et CEO de Goldbroker.com):Fabrice Drouin Ristori (Founder and CEO of Goldbroker.com):
Own real physical gold and silver bars. Be the sole owner of allocated gold and silver bars (no mutualized ownership).
Hold your investment in your own name (a storage certificate is issued in your name with the serial numbers of the bars) so you’re not exposed to any counterparty risks. You have direct ownership of your investment. Goldbroker.com doesn’t own gold and silver in the name of their clients: clients own their gold and silver bars directly, in their own names. There is no intermediation between clients and their investment.
Our storage partner, Malca-Amit, is independent from Goldbroker.com. Malca-Amit directly issues the ownership certificate with the client’s name and the bars’ serial numbers, which means they knows exactly who owns what.
Store gold and silver outside the banking system to avoid any bank bankruptcy risks.
Clients have personal access to their precious metals without the need for Goldbroker.com employees to be present.
Be able to take possession of your investment without any exit penalty.
Egon von Greyerz is the founder of Matterhorn Asset Management, and a Board member of Goldbroker.com. He’s been in the gold and silver markets since 2000, and is counted among the Top 5 gold fund managers worldwide. In 2003, he advised his clients to put up to 50% of their wealth in physical gold. Mr. von Greyerz explains why it’s important to own physical gold and silver, outside the banking system:“The banking system is in a mess. There is a hundred times more paper gold issued than physical gold, and the banks could never meet those obligations. The system could collapse, so it's critical to hold it in physical form, outside the banking system, with your own access to your gold.”