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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Where are the best places in the world to store your physical gold, silver, and other precious metals

There are an infinite amount of analysts who have their own varying opinions on buying precious metals, and more importantly, how and where to store them.

Some through ignorance or agenda will swear by having their customers purchase gold through etf's or other paper securities, while others believe in the old axiom about property that says, if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

But with the world no longer being a place where it takes months versus hours to get from one location to another, and communications and access are just a Smartphone touchscreen away, the options available for you to buy gold in one place, and have it stored in another, is no longer a cumbersome process, and in many cases is the most prudent of measures.

Personally I believe in a five-fold diversification when it comes to precious metals and wealth protection.

1.  Have some cash on hand, outside the banking system

2.  Have some physical gold on hand

3.  Have some physical silver on hand as part of an investment plan

4.  Have the majority of your wealth outside of banks, and outside your local jurisdiction (offshore)

5.  Look into mining stocks for the speculative portion of your portfolio, and don't be married to them forever

Today nearly all markets are manipulated to a lessor or greater degree, including equities, bonds, interest rates, real estate, currencies, etal... and the days of buy and hold ended following the Crash of 2007-08.  And what is left are hard physical assets that are meant to be used as wealth protection and protection of your purchasing power from the profits and earnings you acquire through investments or salaries.

Yet when it comes to storing your wealth this can be one of the hardest choices to make, verify, and trust.  And in a new White Paper published by Sprott Money Lmt. last week, the long time metals institution laid out the best and most secure areas to store precious metals in your offshore portfolio.

Holding that gold outside the banking system, and for some, outside one’s own country, are increasingly popular options. Canada, Switzerland, and four other countries have particularly attractive characteristics. 
Those are the conclusions of a new whitepaper produced by Sprott Money Ltd.
Canada and Switzerland are obvious choices. The True North has fabulous natural resources, one of the world’s most stable banking systems and hasn’t been attacked in more than 200 years (the last two times the Americans tried to invade - during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 - things did not work out so well for them). 
Switzerland, which ranked first on the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index in 2015, has fabulous attractions as an offshore investment locale. These include a long history of offering investors a safe, discreet place to store assets. That applies doubly for gold, which has a better reputation in Switzerland than in almost any other country. 
The Sprott report also identifies Singapore, Germany, and the Cayman Islands as current good offshore storage jurisdictions. 
The paper also acknowledges that many other international jurisdictions such as Dubai, Australia, and Hong Kong are regarded as good locales, but acknowledges that changing geopolitical risks requires constant monitoring of domestic and international investment environments. - Zerohedge
Ironically, the U.S. made the list as well, but with a caveat... and that is, no financial institution or storage location is considered rock solid safe, and the best place to store your gold and other precious metals is with the individual owners themselves.

As with all investments, taking the time to research where to store your physical metals is just as important as taking the time to research a broker or investment house.  Because in the end, the responsibility for our wealth lies with us, and not with those who we might commission to hold it.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Duetsche Bank's failure to deliver physical gold from ETF request could become catalyst for price skyrocketing very soon

On Aug. 31, a German gold ETF known as Xetra Gold, and who's fund was underwritten by Deutsche Bank, sparked the first fail to deliver of promised physical gold since ABN Amro did so back in 2013.

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As Oliver Baron reports, those who ask for gold delivery at this moment, "could encounter difficulties." The reason is that according to Baron, a reader of GodmodeTrader "sought physical delivery of his holdings of Xetra-Gold. For this he approached, as instructed by the German Borse document, his principal bank, Deutsche Bank." 
At that point then he encountered a big surprise: the Deutsche Bank account executive informed the investor that "the service", is no longer offered, namely exercising physical delivery at Xetra-Gold, for "reasons of business policy" and therefore the order form provided by Clearstream Banking AG for exercising Xetra-gold is no longer available. 
Baron writes that since Deutsche Bank is no longer serving the physical exercising of delivery request of Xetra-Gold is remarkable, as Deutsche Bank is the "designated sponsor" as well as fiscal, principal and redemption agent of Xetra-Gold according to its prospectus, and as the explainer of how to exercise physical delivery also reveals. Even if one is a customer of another bank, Xetra-Gold should - at least on paper- guarantee delivery by way of Deutsche Bank, as the Deutsche Borse Commodities GmbH explains in its "process description for exercising units" - Zerohedge
But the question now that needs to be asked is, with so many investors buying into global gold ETF's at the same time others are buying physical metals, are these paper traded gold funds also vastly underfunded and subject to their own failures to deliver?  This assertion was brought up on Sept. 1 by Jim Rickards, author of The New Case for Gold and metals forecaster who believes that the gold price will one day soon climb to over $10,000 per ounce.
Last June, I visited Zurich and was able to meet with some of the most knowledgeable experts and insiders in the physical gold industry. In March, I visited Lugano where I met with the top executive of the world’s largest gold refinery. As a result of these visits to Switzerland, and other points of contact, I have been able to gather extensive information on the major buyers and sellers of gold bullion in the world and the exact flows of physical gold. 
This information about gold flows is critical to understanding what will happen next to the price of gold. The reason is that the price of gold is largely determined in “paper gold” markets, such as Comex gold futures and gold ETFs. These paper gold contracts represent 100 times (or more) the amount of physical gold available to settle those contracts. 
As long as paper gold contracts are rolled over or settled for paper money, then the system works fine. But, as soon as paper gold contract holders demand physical gold in settlement, they will be shocked to discover there’s not nearly enough physical gold to go around. 
At that point, there will be panicked buying of gold. The price of gold will skyrocket by thousands of dollars per ounce. Gold mining stocks will increase in value by ten times or more. Paper gold sellers will move to shut down the futures exchange and terminate paper gold contacts because they cannot possibly honor their promises to deliver gold. - Daily Reckoning
So, is the failure to deliver promised gold by Europe's largest bank, and one of the world's top financial institutions an anomaly, or the beginning of the end for the manipulated and fraudulent paper gold market that tells customers they are buying physical gold, but in the end only have paper promises that are only as good as the value of its ink and parchment?

As with all things in life, if you don't hold it, you don't own it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Audit the Fed: German courts demand full audit of nation's gold supply

On Oct. 22, the German Court of Auditors voted to demand a full audit of the nation's gold supply, which is currently being held in the Federal Reserve vaults, the Bank of England, and the Bank of France.

This audit demand comes during a time when Germany is standing against the EU's move for an overall banking czar, and when the EU central bank is seeking dominion over the monetary policies of sovereign nations.



The German court of auditors (Bundesrechnungshof) has demanded that the Bundesbank undertake an audit of its gold reserves. In an 'audit-the-fed' style effort, the court wants to ensure that the nearly 3400 tons of gold is in fact in existence - 'because stocks have never been checked for authenticity and weight'. Furthermore, the Bundesbank's gold is stored in three other vaults around the world: The Bank of England, The Bank of France, and the US Federal Reserve. The court questions the practice of relying on a written confirmation from the custodians (foreign central banks). The decision means negotiating with the three foreign central banks for physical verification but in anticipation, the Bundesbank has begun the process of shipping 50 tons per year from the Fed back to Germany for the next three years. -  Zerohedge

Germany, the most solvent and fiscally responsible nation in the European Union, is quickly learning the lesson of 'if you don't hold it, you don't own it', and following in the footsteps os China, Russia, Iran, and other nations seeking to bring their gold under sovereign ownership.