Gold: Wealth Champion in a Scary World (Part 1)


The May 23, 2013, edition of USA Today included an article by John Waggoner that disparagingly compared gold to North Carolina barbecue. An amusing metaphor no doubt, but neither the title nor the content sated the reader’s appetite. Entitled “Gold: An investment right for the wrong reasons”, it should have read “an investment right for the right reasons.”’

In fact, the writer’s conclusion that gold should be owned “as a diversification play, or even as a short-term investment in a depreciated asset” rather misses the point, proving that the writer only understands the commodity status of gold…. but little more.


Buyers of gold have different objectives or combinations thereof. Short and long-term traders are interested solely in the current and projected dollar value of the metal, in order to profit from gold price movement; they have little interest in knowing or understanding the fundamentals of gold and money. Buyers who hold the physical metal comprehend the fundamentals only too well; they want a safe haven without counterparty risk (the risk that the counter or ‘other’ party will be unable to fulfill duties and obligations), and are concerned about dollar debasement in particular, and universal banking and monetary distress in general.


Banks thrive on liquidity, and when they no longer have sufficient liquid assets, a run on deposit withdrawals leaves them without liquid assets to sell in order to raise cash to pay off the fleeing depositors. This is what happened in Cyprus. Another scenario has the government printing paper currency to bail out insolvent financial institutions, which eventually leads to a massive devaluation of the nation’s currency. This is what occurred in the U.S. in 2008.

But gold is money that is outside of the banking system, because its value does not depend on the promise of a bank or a government and there is therefore no counterparty risk.


All of the major currencies – fiat currencies that are backed only by faith and credit – are in a race to debase. When governments keep the printing presses running, whether to bail out financial institutions or spend on unaffordable programs, while at the same time spending more than they take in from taxes, the endgame is the same: financial ruin.

Fear consistently drives up the price of gold. Ask yourself, under what conditions do you foresee calm and confidence returning, based on prevailing geo-politico-financial trends?

Gold and silver are the only true safe havens: not stocks, bonds, ETFs or paper financial instruments of any kind. Period. Market traders and investors often think of the yellow metal purely as a commodity, forgetting that it is money: de facto because it is an enduring store of real value, and de jure because it is authorized by the U.S. Constitution.

please now read  Part II…….

Anthem Vault: Invest in Gold and Silver


Anthem Vault provides U.S. residents with an efficient and liquid way to buy, own and sell physical 100% fine gold and silver bullion. GoldAll metals are securely stored with an independent world-class vaulting facility (est. 1859) in Salt Lake City, Utah and are fully insured by Lloyd’s of London (est. 1774) against loss, damage, or destruction caused from theft or natural disaster.


At Anthem Vault, we understand that you expect the best in security, efficiency and service – all at a reasonable price. These core principles are integrated into every aspect of Anthem Vault, and we pledge to give you the best possible overall experience in the precious metals industry.


If you open a free account, buy metal and are dissatisfied with our service for any reason, you will receive a no-questions-asked full refund (refund limited to first metal purchase, up to $10,000 within 60 days of purchase date).


Our U.S.-based support team is here to help answer your questions, and is fully trained to guide you through any issues or problems you might experience while using our service. Alternatively, see our FAQ page for quick answers to common questions. You can contact us by e-mail 24/7 or by phone during normal business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Our full contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.


You can buy parts of a bar or full bars, with a minimum purchase amount of $25 up to a maximum purchase amount of $5 million per order. All gold is held in the form of 1-kilogram (32.15 oz) bars .9999 fine. All silver is held in the form of COMEX approved 1,000 ounce bars .9990 fine or higher. All gold and silver bars are produced by globally recognized LBMA-approved refiners.


Anthem Vault’s offices and experienced operations team are based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is incorporated as a Nevada corporation under the name of Anthem Vault, Inc. and it is regulated as a precious metals dealer by the USA Patriot Act.


The Blanchard name stands for trust, integrity and security in the precious metals business, and it has done so since 1971, starting with the father of Anthem Vault Founder & CEO Anthem Hayek Blanchard. James U. Blanchard III bravely fought for Americans’ right to legally own gold and spent the next three decades championing the inherent value of precious metals, simultaneously growing a core group of successful bullion, coin and investment conference companies.

A respected precious metals industry expert for many years in his own right, Anthem Hayek Blanchard and Anthem Vault continue this fine tradition today, putting to good use the accumulated knowledge and expertise in precious metals and investment strategies, while our cornerstone Anthem Vault Standard secures, protects and insures your gold and silver assets. A safeguarded and encrypted account with Anthem Vault offers an easy, safe and secure way to buy, sell and store fully insured gold and silver, enabling you to accumulate and preserve real wealth in these troubled times.

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