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Historic Value, Modern Trading


commodity that went from the embodiment of wealth to a barbarous relic, ended up being the rallying point of cautious investors the world over. Trading precious metals in modern times requires real-time data, good contacts with stakeholders and authorities alike, and a personal touch. 78

It was the goldsmiths and mints that started it all more than two millennia ago. Banking, as we know it, was based on the trust deposited in gold and silver. Today, these barbarous relics are ignored by most banks, especially in Western Europe. However, demand has not waned. Incentivised by successive crises and | Capital Finance International

solid wealth

increasingly accommodative monetary systems, investors look for lasting and tangible value wherever they can find it. Specialised bullion brokerages, such as AmsterdamGold, now flourish on this ground abandoned by the banks.