Gold is viewed as a safe haven for investors in periods of severe economic instability. In times of international legal changes with regard to automatic exchange of information, as well as international financial and economic crisis, Euro crisis and enormous public debts, gold is a reliable asset to have.
It’s durable. It’s easily tradable. It’s portable. It’s hideable.
Gold does not require central banks, no belief in a currency and no banking secrecy. Most of us have a habit of measuring our wealth in terms of our local currency unit: pounds, francs, euros, yen, roubles, dollars, etc. But the path to your financial welfare should not only depend on a paper currency as the financial crisis, the collapse of investment banks and the Euro crisis have very clearly shown.
Different ways of holding assets, including foundations, trusts and international companies, can assist you in managing your wealth. But diversification is essential when you have to make decisions on wealth structuring. Investing a part of your assets in precious metals like gold allows you to enjoy exactly the confidentiality you expect and to diversify your assets.
Analysts expect the price of gold to increase about 25 percent by 2020, due to rising demand from China and a weaker US Dollar. While gold production reduces annually, the demand will grow in the coming years.