A look into monetary history shows that people, when given freedom of choice, opted for precious metals as money. This doesn’t come as a surprise. Precious metals have the physical properties a medium must have to serve as legal tender: They are scarce, homogenous, durable, divisible, mintable, and transportable. They are held in high esteem and represent considerable value per unit of weight. Gold fulfills these requirements par excellence, and this is why it has always been peoples’ first choice in terms of money. Gold has proven its merits as money for millennia: it is the ultimate means of payment.
Gold is arguably the most controversial widely held asset in the global financial markets and has never been more compelling.
Financial professionals are largely split on gold. On one hand, you have the bulls who praise it as a store of value, a safe-haven, or a “currency” that cannot be manipulated by the whims of policymakers. On the other hand, you have the bears who argue that the bull’s case is complete nonsense. Indeed, gold has been anything but a stable store of value in recent years. But even Warren Buffett acknowledges that gold is a play on fear and uncertainty.
There is a lot going on in the world – from the UK unexpectedly voting to leave the EU, Donald Trump being elected in the U.S. to turmoil in the Middle East, the China Sea, and Turkey, Russia is flexing it’s still considerable might, North Korea’s flinging its nukes helter-skelter, Japan’s rearming, disease runs rampant and fear escalates about virus mutation, there are shortages of fresh water with many rivers not reaching their former endpoint and of course climate change is rearing its head to destabilize natural rhythms or cycles. It’d be hard to go back in history and pick a period of time when things weren’t so combustible. And all of this has central bankers around the world keeping monetary policy easy, which has a tendency to devalue currencies causing gold prices to rise.
Gold positions have more endurance and stability. The UK’s vote to leave the EU further underpins gold’s macro narrative, reinforcing the themes of further dovish shifts in monetary policies, consequently lower yields, and higher uncertainty. Some of the biggest banks started in making a bullish call on gold. Key drivers include low/negative real rates, the view that the dollar has peaked against (developed market) currencies, and lingering macro risks.
Even money managers no longer hate gold. The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of nearly 200 money managers worldwide, controlling more than half a trillion dollars in investment assets, shows a sudden and rare burst of bullishness about the yellow metal. They’re worried about inflation, stagflation and global protectionism, and they think gold is the best insurance against all three. And at less than $1,300 an ounce, they also think, for only the third time in a decade that it is undervalued…
The macro story for gold today is more compelling than ever, isn’t?
The world is full of golden rules. There is one for every field – ethics, communication, fashion. But there is only one that counts: the golden rule of money, “Whoever has the gold makes the rules.”
Buy gold if you believe in math.
We trade in physical gold bullion bars to assist our institutional investors, financial institutions, family offices, banks and trading houses in supplying this precious commodity.
We do global mining search and offer gold bullion bars in bank transactions based on currently dated assay from the refinery.
Mining is famously boom and bust. Money and patience are mandatory. In bad times, companies sell assets and close mines. In booms, they buy up all they can. Mining is a capital-intensive activity, which involves significant costs across its lifecycle to find and extract the gold while maintaining production levels. These costs are not entirely predictable and can blow out at any given moment, eating into margins and a miner’s profitability. We act as financiers for gold miners. In exchange for providing upfront financing, we receive the right to a royalty payment on every ounce of gold produced, or the right to acquire a portion of a miner’s production at a price well below the market value. As a result, our costs are fixed, making us far more predictable and lower than those incurred by miners.
Good delivery bars that are held within the London bullion market (LBMA) system each have a verifiable chain of custody, beginning with the refiner and assayer, and continuing through storage in LBMA recognized vaults. Bars within the LBMA system can be bought and sold easily. If a bar is removed from the vaults and stored outside of the chain of integrity, for example, stored at home or in a private vault, it will have to be re-assayed before it can be returned to the LBMA chain. This process is described under the LBMA’s “Good Delivery Rules”.
The LBMA “traceable chain of custody” includes refiners as well as vaults. Both have to meet their strict guidelines. LBMA members trade bullion products from these trusted refiners at face value without assay testing. By buying bullion from an LBMA member dealer and storing it in an LBMA recognized vault, customers avoid the need of re-assaying or the inconvenience in time and expense it would cost.
Diamonds are as relevant to today’s consumers, all over the world, as they were to their parents and their parents before them. Diamonds have also made positive contributions to a host of countries that have used their revenues wisely, to communities and to all who have been touched by their mystique and the practical benefits of responsible mining and ethical sourcing.
With new fortunes being created around the world faster than at any time in history, more of this expanding elite of wealthy investors are looking at different ways of protecting cash that now earns close to zero percent interest in bank accounts, while asset market turbulence can wipe out millions in hours.
Some are eyeing diamonds as a best friend, or long-term haven at least. And it’s no longer just a top table of “super rich” billionaires who are gravitating to this arcane world. A second division of wealthy is emerging. Perhaps they can’t afford the 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue, bought for a world record $57.5 million for any jewel sold at auction recently, but they can take a stake in diamonds via specialist investment companies.
The big players are looking at diamonds in a different way, not as a jewel, but as an asset that has a resale value. Diamonds are keen to play up as “safety” investments, or at least a way to hedge against inflation, currency risk, stock and bond market volatility at a time of political and economic uncertainty. In such a scenario, investors may look at a next-best alternative such as diamonds.
We offer investment diamonds as a safe & profitable form of a nest egg. Investments in diamonds have given steady growth of 6-18% per year for about 100 years without any speculative bubble. Diamonds are safe, secure and not going anywhere… Can you say that about anything else?
If you buy diamonds we give the possibility of deducting them from taxable income and tax to be paid. As this can be put under investment from the company or individual into an asset for them. Diamond is a safe investment mainly because of independence of the political & economic situation, but also financially profitable, transparent in terms of estimating its value, medium or long term. It is universal for the whole world, mobile & very discreet.
The polished diamonds are cut to the highest international standards. We are able to cater for everyone. Whether a company or an individual, a diamond portfolio tailored individually to the needs and possibilities of the investor. We are able to provide diamonds of almost any parameter. All our investment polished diamonds are certified by independent, internationally recognized laboratories (GIA, IGI, HRD, etc.). Laser on a diamond engraves the number of certificate, and each diamond certification process is sealed in “safepack”, on which there is the complete information about the diamond. Thanks to that our customer has the guarantee of the quality of the purchased product.
We provide our customers comprehensive care for the entire duration of the investment process.
We do wholesale trade in polished diamonds and natural rough diamonds extracted by major mining companies globally, offering them only straightway from these mines in cooperation with the diamond bourses from the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB).
The cooperation with the WFDB bourses allows us to assist with whatever diamonds you need in terms of quality and quantity.
In keeping with the highest ethical standards, we sell only rough diamonds obtaining the approval of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, born of a Resolution from the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1 December 2000.
01/12/2017 The diamond industry future
06/15/2016 Gold like a chameleon