Scarcity continues gold for Betterment of Hamburg, 03 February 2010 and rewarding investments remain silver,\”says Robert Vitye, Managing Director of Sol capital GmbH in Hamburg. \”Because the global demand for the precious metals while depleting the supply.\” Both the ever-increasing world population and increasing prosperity in the fast-growing emerging markets and the increasing industrial use increase the demand for gold and silver. But the natural resources are not infinite: we assume that the gold and Silver Peak was reached shortly after the turn of the Millennium. Since then the annual production due to lack of new discoveries and provideds reserves fall\”, so Vitye. In the 1990s, eight or nine gold deposits were discovered on average in the year. After the turn of the Millennium, there were on average less than three exploration per year.
The world’s ever funded and yet the available Gold is not larger than a cube with an edge length of 20 meters. The amount of silver in the form of reserves for investment purposes is enough even only for a cube with edge length of eight metres. Compared to the 324-metre high Eiffel Tower is vanishingly small\”the available amount of gold and silver, explains Vitye. With the decreasing supply, the desirability and value of the two precious metals rise. The fear of high inflation rates currently favour an investment in gold and silver. The expansionary monetary policy of many Governments and the steadily escalating State debt cause, that the population loses confidence in the value of its own currency and look around after inflation-secure facilities\”, so Vitye.
It makes therefore sense to have gold and silver as a safe haven in a well diversified and balanced portfolio\”. Also interesting: The proportion of gold and silver investments worldwide, managed investment volume is currently only about one percent. Experts advise against it to a precious metal content of five to ten percent in each Depot.