Why Gold ?
One can’t ‘print’ gold out of thin air. It cannot be manipulated by central banks or the government.
It’s an asset you can touch and keep or sell. An asset you can pass onto the next generation.
Gold, silver, and other precious metals have always been synonymous with wealth and economic security. They have been valuable throughout known history and globally recognised as money for at least 5,000 years. No other form of money or currency has outlasted precious metals as a store of value over time.
Reasons To Own
OWN IT DIRECTLY
Buy it physically to guarantee your actual ownership of the gold. Avoid camouflaged cash settlement clauses and ownership issues potentially faced when buying gold ‘on paper’ from commodity exchange markets.
Have your precious metal sent directly to you or store safely and securely with allocated bullion vaults at Brinks and receive the exact details of the items that you own.
HIGHLY LIQUID ASSETS
Build up your liquid stocks of gold and silver.
Avoid the smoke and mirrors which come with over inflated investments.
With gold, you can be sure to get your money’s worth when you buy by ensuring the price of the physical ounce of gold is as close as possible to the market spot price of gold.
STORE OF VALUE
Look at gold as long term savings.
Gold is an insurance policy that can preserve wealth. It’s like a rainy-day fund to protect you against falling real estate prices, sporadic inflations, and volatile global market conditions.
Gold preserves your purchasing power (the amount of goods and services you can buy with your money), ensuring the money you work hard to earn today is still valuable in the future. There is also potential to see a higher return on your investment if the value appreciates, as it has done for the past decade.
ASSETS OUTSIDE OF THE BANKING SYSTEM
The current banking system is based on credit, paper, and generated computer digits.
Concern and uncertainty has led many people toward buying gold to protect themselves.
Therefore, if you decide to purchase physical gold, it’s only logical to store it outside of that banking system.
Hallmark Investments only sell bullion refined by members of the London Bullion Market Association (“LBMA”) and the London Platinum and Palladium Market (“LPPM”).
We also only ship and store goods with secure logistics companies that are members of these associations. Regarding storage with approved bullion vaults, when it is time to liquidate your assets, bullion purchased via the LBMA will take less time to liquidate and the whole process will cost you less. Items that were removed from the LBMA/LPPM ecosystem will need to be tested or assayed before deposited back into the system.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR INVESTMENTS
Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the overall economic uncertainty, more and more people are choosing to invest in bullion as a strategy for wealth protection for the future.
People are moving a share of their assets from banks to secure bullion vaults.
A key reason for this is better value for money with most banks offering extremely low interest rates if any at all.
PERFORM WELL IN VOLATILE MARKETS
Gold and other precious metals do not correlate with other traditional asset classes.
Hallmark Investments offer a range of solid and tangible assets that protect against inflation and currency devaluation.
People are becoming aware that economic volatility will erode their nest egg savings; and they don’t want to tie everything up in property in case they need access to funds. With gold, you can liquidate at a moment’s notice but also feel confident that your investment will hold it’s value for as long as you need.
VAT AND CGT FREE
Knowledgeable experts at Hallmark Investments can assist you on how to gain the best value and avoid taxes. From 1st January 2000, VAT was abolished on gold of a certain purity by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. British legal tender gold and silver coins, they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax entirely.
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) does not apply on British Legal tender such as gold and silver Britannias, as well as gold Sovereigns.
Making it safe and simple
Whatever your reason for buying gold, Hallmark Investments makes it safe and simple.
There are many reasons people find gold attractive – one of them is connected to inflation.
As you may have no doubt realised, one of the strangest things about economic life is that the price of things just keeps on rising. If you look at the pound over the last decade, it now buys much less than it did, but gold has held its value over the same period.
If you combine inflation with the very low level of interest paid on savings, gold becomes very attractive. Gold is a finite resource – there’s only so much of it that’s ever been dug up, or ever will be, so it’s hard for supply to keep pace with demand