There are many known precious metals, but only gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are considered capital goods. Of the 4 golds, it is definitely the most popular among investors, and for good reason.
Gold is known all over the world because it is really a real currency, actually, paper currency was originally just a promise to pay the holder with gold.
Today, investing in gold and Swiss gold bars is a popular way to protect assets from recession and even domestic and international crises.
Honestly, if the world restarted tomorrow after a major disaster and there was only one society, gold would be the common currency as it was until 1800. Below is a list and brief description of the most popular ways to add gold investments to your portfolio.
Buying gold coins is currently the most popular way to invest in gold. Traditionally, gold bars are valued by weight. Gold coins can be bought or sold freely at most Swiss banks, and many other banks are custom made too. You can also buy online or from a local coin dealer.
Buying gold bullion is the most traditional way to invest in gold, and like gold coins, bullion can be bought or sold freely at most Swiss banks and by special order at many other banks around the world.
In most cases, you can buy online or from a local retailer. Gold bullion is becoming less popular with investors because of the difficulties such as inspection, transportation, and storage associated with holding gold bullion.
Remember to keep your eyes open on every investment. You should honestly weigh the pros and cons of any investment you make based on your personal circumstances and willingness to get involved in your investment is to buy gold or start a brick-and-mortar business.