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.