Physical Gold specialises in gold investment in the UK as a hedge against economic instability. Investing in gold can prove a safe investment in times of economic downturn because of the low risk of devaluation and its regular demand and price increases.
Investing in Gold
At Physical Gold you will be assigned your own dedicated gold consultant to help you choose which gold investment is the right one for you. Gold coin investment has proved a popular choice as it is regarded the most cost efficient way of investment in gold. The market value of bullion coins is determined almost exclusively on their gold content. There is also no VAT on investment gold and no capital gains tax on profits of UK Sovereign and Britannia coins as they are considered legal tender.
Gold bullion bars are also a viable option to any budget, available in a variety of weights. They come in varying dimensions and shape and as they are made of 24 karat gold are virtually pure gold. If bought in large size bullion bars have the advantage of providing you with the most actual gold for your money.
You may also look into proof gold, collectors and numismatic coins as a way of gold investment. Struck using a special high quality minting process, proof coins are popular among coin collectors and compared to normal bullion and sovereign coins have distinguished sharper rims and a defined design. While collectors and numismatic coins can prove a riskier investment, ancient or rare coins can become 200% higher than their intrinsic gold value but are not recommended unless the purchaser has experience in the market.
Pension gold investment can prove the best form of long term investment and security for your future as pension gold offers the best value for money. You will receive the same tax relief off the price of gold as you would any other pension assets. For higher rate tax payers, this will mean a fantastic 40% discount off the gold price. Physical Gold offers the chance to buy actual gold bullion bars as part of a pension.
Gold investment is one of the least complex ways of investing and can reduce the overall volatility of a pension. As there is only a finite supply of gold on the market it is often subject to price rises as demand increases. Production can’t rise to match the new demand and in return the supply/demand dynamic pushes prices higher. When gold prices are lower, it attracts new demand and fuels a price increase once again.
The price of gold is apolitical and independent of any one country’s agenda. In return it is considered a safe hedge in times of economic uncertainty, with experts suggesting 20% of holdings should be in gold.
Overall, gold proves a sensible investment because it is internationally recognised and trusted with a worldwide network of dealers who can provide the latest gold prices 24/7