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Precious gold Throughout the years, gold has proved itself to be a very reliable way of securing money. It keeps its value and it’s physically yours, so your investment is safe in gold bullion. TEXT: JANINE STERENBORG | PHOTO: GOLDREPUBLIC
approved company in the Netherlands officially allowed to buy, sell and store gold as well as silver. And the precious metals are of high quality. Evertsz: “The bullion is delivered straight from our smelting works to the vaults. This way we can guarantee the highest quality.” Owning gold has one big advantage compared to investments like a fund, a future or a stock. Evertsz: “These examples are nothing more than a paper-based promise. When you own a piece of gold, you own an actual, physical, product.” Buying gold via GoldRepublic is done completely digitally though. “Buyers get assigned ingot or a piece of it, which is safely stored in one of the four well-protected vaults where we keep our clients’ gold,” explains Evertsz. “These vaults are located in Amsterdam, Zürich, Frankfurt and Singapore. They are owned by a professional independent company whose lists of bullion is compared to GoldRepublic’s one each day,” she continues. “This way of working is an extra guarantee for investors that their piece of gold is real and that a single ingot is sold only once.” Investors can even visit their gold to see it in person. “That’s only possible by appointment and the security measures are very strict, but it’s possible!” adds Evertsz.
Marleen Evertsz, co-founder of GoldRepublic
Gold has been used as a medium of exchange since 3,000 BC and the last few years it has gotten more and more popular. “As a result of the rise and fall of banks and shares, investors stepped away from the stock market and were looking to invest in
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gold,” says Marleen Evertsz, co-founder of Amsterdam based company GoldRepublic. The company does not only sell gold, but conveniently stores and insures it as well. After starting in 2010, the company grew rapidly and nowadays it is the only AFM
Due to the current economy it is attractive to invest in a product with a constant value. “Banks worldwide are spending too much and governments have extra money printed, which in my view does not add to the financial situation,” explains Evertsz. “In the case of hyper inflation, owning gold is the best and easiest way to secure any investment.” www.goldrepublic.nl
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