Why ‘digital gold’ won’t ever kill off the real thing

The Conversation/Dirk Baur/3-7-2016

Piles of 20 Italian Lira

“Gold has often been referred to as a relic. But from a behavioural perspective, this may also mean it is ingrained in our subconsciousness and related actions. Put differently, as long as humans remain tangible, it is likely that they maintain a desire to hold real and tangible assets.

Very few companies on the US stock exchange, for example, are older than 50 years. By comparison, gold has existed for thousands of years and any gold coin or gold bar will most likely outlive any company and their stocks and bonds. Put together, it is unlikely that a company that sells claims on gold, such as a gold ETF, will beat physical gold’s longevity.”

MK note:  That’s the bottom line on ETFs, bitcoins and the like. . . . . . . . .Wannabes, not gonnabes.  At least in the sense what constitutes real gold ownership.  Good article for the thinking gold owner. . . . . . .The Italy 20 lira gold coins pictured above are over 120 years old, still reflect the purchasing power of gold in international markets despite their age and have survived the many turns in Italy’s history.  One hundred and twenty years from now that will not have changed. “As long as humans remain tangible, it is likely that they maintain a desire to hold real and tangible assets.”

Speaking of old and valuable gold coins. . . .

USAGOLD’s
March Special Offer

‘Proof-Like’ Schillings, Kroner ‘Mermaids’, ‘Hefty’ 50 Francs, and Deeply Discounted Angels…and a raffle!

We do not see the Austrian 100 Schillings and Mermaids often and the number offered – 50 and 165 respectively – is very low.  These items are likely to be subscribed quickly.

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