Today you can find a lot of different solutions in order to invest in gold and silver: be it gold paper certificates, ETFs, metal accounts, gold stored at the bank, or even mutualized gold. But with all of these solutions come two main issues:
You, as an investor, are not 100% sure that you own real physical gold and silver
You are exposed to counterparty risks
Fabrice Drouin Ristori (Founder and CEO of Goldbroker.com):
« I’ve been investing in physical gold and silver since 2008, and over the years I have tested all the different investment solutions that you can find on the market to invest in physical gold and silver, but none of them really offered the absolute guarantee to own physical gold and silver, and not to be exposed to any counterparty risks, so I decided to launch Goldbroker.com. »
Goldbroker.com has designed an investment solution that enables investors to:
Own real physical gold and silver bars.
Store gold and silver outside the banking system to avoid any bank bankruptcy risks.
Be the sole owner of allocated gold and silver bars (no mutualized ownership).
Hold their investment in their own name (a storage certificate is issued in their own name and mentions the serial number of the bars) so they’re not exposed to any counterparty risks. They have direct ownership of their investment.
Have personal access to their allocated gold and silver bars, so they can check their investment themselves.
Be able to take possession of their investment without any exit penalty or exiting fees.
Why is Goldbroker.com a good solution?
Egon von Greyerz is the founder of Matterhorn Asset Management, he is a board member of Goldbroker.com, he’s among the Top 5 gold fund managers worldwide. He has been in the gold and silver markets since 2000, having advised his clients at the time to put up to 50% of their wealth in physical gold in 2003.
He explains why it’s important to own physical gold and silver outside the banking system:
« The banking system is in a mess, there is hundred times more paper gold issued than physical gold, the banking system could never meet those obligations, plus the banking system could collapse, that's why it's critical to hold it in physical form, outside the banking system, with your own access to your gold. »
In order to provide secure storage outside the banking system, Goldbroker.com teamed up with a well established company in New York, Toronto, Zurich and Singapore, specialized in providing ultra safe secure storage.
Secure vaults are located New York, Toronto, Zurich and Singapore, in a VAT free zone.
It’s important to understand that:
Our storage partner is independent from Goldbroker.com.
Goldbroker.com doesn’t own gold and silver in the name of their clients, clients directly own their gold and silver bars in their own name. Thus, there is no intermediation between clients and their investment.
Our storage partner directly issues the ownership certificate mentioning the client’s name and the bars’ serial numbers, which means our storage partner knows exactly who owns what.
Clients have a direct access to their precious metals without the need of Goldbroker.com employees being present, when visiting.
Verification: please forward to us the required documents, copy of your passport or of your ID card, copy of a proof of residence, bank details.
Transfer funds by wire transfer.
After receipt of the funds, Goldbroker.com trading desk will send you the price (spot price + commission) at which your gold and silver order has been placed and bought in your name.
Goldbroker.com issues and sends you the invoice corresponding to your order transaction.
Your order is then delivered to the secure vault in New York, Toronto, Zurich and Singapore.
Once your gold and silver bars are delivered, our storage partner issues a storage certificate edited in your own name and mentioning the serial numbers of your gold and silver bars. Goldbroker.com sends you the storage certificate, which is a direct ownership certificate.
Goldbroker.com can sell your investment when you request it:
Goldbroker.com buys back your gold and silver at spot prices less a commission fee which ensure the liquidity of your investment.
As you are the sole owner of the bars our storage partner will require a signed document from you mentioning that you want to sell part or all your investment.
Goldbroker.com can't sell any of their clients investments without this signed document, this proves that you are the sole owner of your investment and that you don't own it through Goldbroker.com but directly in your own name.