What are the benefits of including physical gold and silver in your investment portfolio
Physical gold and silver are an asset class, just the same as shares, bonds or property. The golden rule of a balanced portfolio is to spread your assets over a number of classes, thus maximizing potential returns and reducing risk. Gold and silver do not correlate directly with other asset classes, which means they can afford your portfolio a natural “shield” from the same effects that the market has on assets that are strongly correlated.
For centuries, gold and silver have been seen as a safe haven from currency deflation, and as an unrivaled preservation of wealth – an attitude which persists today.
This explains why in the current economic climate, more and more people are investing in these metals. Please explore the graphs in our website to review historical metal prices.
Who invests in precious metals?
The various types of clients who invest with us range from small individual investors to companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds. Unfortunately, we are unable to advise you in relation to your own investment decision as we do not hold a financial adviser’s licence. If you’re a first time investor you may want to consult with your accountant or a financial planner. With the rising uncertainty in the world, history has proved time and again that owning gold and silver is an excellent way to preserve an individual’s wealth. It’s important for both experienced and new investors to keep up to date with market news, and we recommend the World Gold Council’s website, invest.gold.org, as a good place to start.
Can you arrange for items to be melted down or refined?
Refining is a process where gold jewellery, natural gold nuggets or alluvial dust, which contains additives or impurities is melted, the impurities removed and pure gold returned. Please contact our public trading office who will be able to provide more information about this service and associated costs.
Does GBA buy back precious metal based on current market rate?
Yes, we buy back based on the current market rate. We can assist you with the couriering and insurance of your physical metal back to our public trading office. Upon receiving it, we’ll purchase your bullion back at a price based on the current market rate.
If you store your metal with GBATR, send a letter indicating your intention to sell and a sales representative will be in contact with you to assist with the buy-back process of your metal.
How do I sell back to GBA?
Please complete the form below to enter the quantity you wish to sell, along with your contact details. Once GBA receives your enquiry, we will be in contact to discuss the procedures. You’ll need to either present your metal to our QLD public trading office at 1 Avalon Parade, Miami QLD in person, or we can assist you with freighting and insuring your gold and silver all the way from your home to us. So when it comes time to start selling gold or silver, contact us for help.
What happens once we agree on a buy back price?
Please complete the form to enter the quantity you wish to sell, along with your contact details. Once GBA receives your enquiry, we will be in contact to discuss the procedures. You’ll need to either present your metal to our QLD public trading office at 1 Avalon Parade, Miami QLD in person, or we can assist you with freighting and insuring your gold and silver all the way from your home to us.
Payment will settled by a direct deposit transfer into your nominated bank account.