For thousands of years gold has maintained its worth in the market. It has sustained its value over a long period of time and no paper currencies withstand its purchasing power. It is a sound investment vehicle to diversify risk.
Bankers and politicians have no control over the production of physical bullion. They are dug from the ground and formed through complex and expensive approaches. Massive production of gold is hindered by nature itself and can not be manipulated and compared to producing paper money.
While gold prices may be volatile in the short term, it preserves its valueas a sound long term investment.
Although gold prices may vary, the supply increases moderately each year. However it is not as easy to produce due to environmental resistrictions and its high production cost. On the other hand, printing more money creates inflationary pressures leading to devalued currencies.
Physical gold is a real asset. No other currency withstands the buying power of gold over thousands of years. An investment in gold is preserving assets.
"Paper money eventually returns to its intrisic value - ZERO" Voltaire, 1729
"Gold is God's money and paper money is government money" Fake Money, Robert Kiyosaki, 2019
Bullion is actively traded worldwide and can be traded at any hour of the day. It is easily liquidated to paper money when required.
Banks and brokerage houses are the primary holders of gold and contribute in precious metal exchange traded funds (EFT)
When investing in gold the risks lie with those that deal with gold futures and options contracts. Investing in physical bullion eliminates that risk.