Guest Post: The Gold Guarantee Blowing Up In Singapore?
January 25, 2013 - 8:35pm
Originally posted at The World Complex blog, Today's reminder of the importance of taking physical delivery of gold at the best price possible comes from Singapore. The Gold Guarantee is (was?) a company based in Singapore allowing "investments" in gold. They had two separate schemes. One allowed victims to take delivery of their gold, but at an approximately 30% premium, albeit with a monthly repayment of a small portion of the premium for as long as the gold was held (and the company remained solvent) and an option for the company to buy back the gold at a price related to the spot price. The other scheme offered a gold certificate and a higher monthly payout. The monthly payouts amounted to over 20% p.a. I am unaware of any method by which a company could sustain such payouts through normal business practices. Were I aware of such a business, I would invest in it. Today's S...
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