Forecast for 2013 - Are coins an investment class?
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GOLD, DIAMONDS & now COINS! are they an alternative Asset Class that are portable and collectable and could be classed as art and part of your preparation for your future financial security.
Gold comes in bars or coins and is called bullion, Quality diamonds of a specific size, quality and colour are rare, Quality Coins such as British that date history over 1000 years have quietly been held by collector/investors offer another alternative safe-haven asset class and diversification for future protection against inflation.
A diversification from regular Asset Classes such as Stocks, Shares, Bonds. Property etc. Calculated investment returns show an increase over different periods, I decided that figures be explained by individual advisers.
Coins, Diamonds and Gold are a tangible safe-haven. Today we look for diversity to our portfolio as well as a matrix that gives us the possibilities to protect our wealth and counter inflation will be part of the future.
Turbulent world economy
The turbulent world economy has created an increased number of questions, not least is whether the capitalist world as we know it changed forever from 2008? Will individuals have to take a greater responsibility in their future planning in investments? How will, or could alternative investments such as coins play a part in the future of an overall planning matrix to pay for our children’s future education or pension funding? Will the retirement age need to be increased to 70 or 72? Will company dividends and capital growth support the growing numbers of regular savers for their later retirement? How will banking changes alter the banks responsibility and perspective to its clients?
New Collectors and Investors first buy a book on “coin collecting” and begin to understand what has made collecting coins the hobby of Kings, Princes, Emperors, Arch Bishops to name a few over two thousand years of history. Coins are history; they date history and started over 2500 years ago.
What will be the effect of sovereign debt in the future? Remember for as long as coins have been minted, gold has been the only metal to measure value. Ask yourself, if governments print 4%-8% more paper yearly what your money is valued at in one generation. This is serious, see www.measuringworth.com/ you will be shocked.
Anything written here is a private view of the future and not investment advice that can be better filled by the expert in these fields.
Everything connected to coin collecting or shall we say ‘money’ seems to attract so many collectors that the market seems at present to have no ending of demand for quality and supported by what is in vogue at a period of time, well money has been around a long time.