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WE HAVE GOLD BECAUSE WE CANNOT TRUST GOVERNMENTS

23rd October 2020
The United States’ presidential election will take place on Tuesday 3 November. In 1933, Herbert Hoover – the outgoing president – famously said in his statement to President-Elect Roosevelt: “We have gold because we cannot trust governments.” This statement led to the Emergency Banking Act, one of the most draconian events in U.S. financial history, which forced...

THERE’S GOLD IN THEM HILLS

17th September 2020
At various points throughout history, the supply of gold has been taken for granted or the opening up of new supplies has, more or less, kept pace as the demand for gold expanded. Times changed, however, and the Romans found that their supply of gold for coinage constantly fell short of their needs. “Nature sets...

GOLD: A MEANS TO AN END, NOT AN END IN ITSELF

18th August 2020
“As gold’s unquenchable beauty shines like the sun, people have turned to it to protect themselves against the darkness ahead,” writes Peter L. Bernstein in his book, The Power of Gold. Darkness has unveiled itself in many guises over hundreds and thousands of years, but in 2020, in its present guise of the global coronavirus...

“WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED…”

14th July 2020
According to a study by Hitched*, three-quarters of couples who were due to get married before the end of July 2020 have chosen to postpone their weddings as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Their commitment – determination, even – to marry remains, even during such uncertain times. Long-lasting relationships are solid and will...

GOLD AT ALL COSTS

2nd June 2020
To win at all costs is most frequently associated with sports. Former professional road race cyclist Lance Armstrong – regarded as a sports icon for his seven consecutive Tour de France wins prior to a doping scandal that led to him being stripped of his titles and banned for life – famously said: “I think...

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

12th May 2020
We’re surrounded by rainbows. They appeared gradually at first, before exploding in a mass of colour across windows, doors and in gardens throughout our communities. Rainbows represent peace and hope; they remind us, even as we live through this global coronavirus pandemic, that there is light to follow even after such dark times. For many,...

GOLD

9th April 2020
Since the dawn of time (okay, perhaps not the very dawn of time, but a good long while), gold has captured the hearts and minds of man. The symbolism of gold is undeniable, from monarchs to millionaires, gold has always been synonymous with wealth. But this precious metal, which is as much the stuff of...