If you are reading this it means you are already a gold investor or you want to become one. There is a Why buying gold page explaining the many reasons why it is beneficial to have gold as an investment. The purpose of this page is to explain HOW WE MAKE IT EASY to buy and hold gold. We say gold all the time but everything is the same for silver as well.
The SmartGold Club is the very best way for a small gold investor to build up wealth. SmartGold Club removes many problems and hurdles on the path to personal or company gold reserves.
BUY GOLD THE TYPICAL WAY
First of all let's be clear: we are talking about physical gold, not gold papers like certificates, stocks or ETFs. There are a few ways to buy physical gold metal:
Walk into a gold dealer’s location, pay and go home with your very own piece of gold.
Use the power of the Internet, order on-line and get gold delivered to your door.
Even though the above sounds straightforward one should expect some problems:
Sellers may not accept credit cards, checks, PayPal, Bitcoins, Western Union or Moneygram. Only cash or bank wire works
Buying small quantities is a problem. Bringing in 50 dollars gets you nothing
Gram or several grams may cost too much compared to advertised prices
It is impossible to buy fractional sizes
It is complicated to buy using regular investments, let’s say 75 dollars every month.
Extra costs, like courier delivery may cost too much and whole plan to buy regularly small amounts of gold quickly becomes cost prohibitive
Package may get lost or delivered to wrong person or could be even signed by recipient’s name and original recipient never received it
HAPPY ENDING BUT THEN WHAT?
After all gold pieces are finally at home where the gold investor can admire its appearance. It is a beautiful and self assuring sight. However after 10 minutes of enjoyment one has to ask himself: “What now, where do I safely store this?”
After a “safe” place (like a bathroom drawer, old socks, medicine cabinet, dog house …) is found the investor can be at peace, right? Not exactly. Actually he never is. Ask someone you know that has gold at home and he will confirm this.
This works for a few grams of gold but our ideal investor will never stop. Next month it is the same story again. Same expenses and problems again. No long term wealth is built on only few grams of any precious metal so one will want to continue buying. Every dollar used to buy gold helps, every dollar spent on delivery, payments, fees are step back.
PRESERVATION OF VALUE
A smart investor has to take every reasonable step to protect his investment. Realistically this means protecting gold from thieves, radical political turmoil, wars and unrest. Even from our own Government. In harsh times the Government may go to desperate measures. A rotten Government may go after people’s gold. Yes, a broke Government is a dangerous Government. That is exactly the reason why investors are buying gold in the first place. That is if bank itself didn't "clean out" depositor's savings before. Don't believe it? It has happened in past, it is happening now and it will happen again. See our other page HERE. They WILL take your gold forcefully regardless if it is at home or in the bank deposit box.
This problem cannot be emphasized enough. The average person simply does not have clever and secure enough ways to protect his investments in gold. Safes, boxes in the basement, a can in the attic, package under the tree in the backyard is supposed to bring a piece of mind? This will only lead to sleepless nights and possible loss of gold holdings. Don't forget extortion. In extreme situations if criminals know about presence of gold they could resort to extreme violence until they walk away with what there were looking for.
THERE IS ANOTHER OTHER WAY - JOIN THE SmartGold CLUB!
We created a service which takes out most or all troubles that prevents personal investments in gold. We are taking care of everything in the investor’s name and let the customer slowly or quickly build up their gold holdings. This is done in a secure, controlled manner where the member is in the driver's seat making moves when he is comfortable. SCCS does not own your gold but act as your agent and bailee with respect to the custody of your gold.
First and foremost: we buy physical gold and store it the safest places on Earth. Yes, your gold will enjoy being in paradise – Cayman Islands. At customer's free choice we also buy Canadian Bank gold/silver certificates. They represent physical bars that can be retrieved at will.
In future as we are aiming to serve international buyers SCCS may introduce secure precious metals storages in some other locations.
How do we do it? Using SmartGold Membership cards! They are encrypted smart chip cards loaded with information about YOUR GOLD and SILVER holdings. Every member gets a card and all transactions get securely recorded in the chip. That card is in YOUR pocket and represents your passport to wealth!
ADVANTAGES OVER REGULAR GOLD DEALERS
Did you ever hear about the concept of fractional ownership of yachts or airplanes? Those are fun and extremely expensive objects. In simple terms 10 investor’s buy 1/10th of the multi-million dollar yacht each. 3 Million dollar boat is out of reach for single person but buying chunks of 10% of it is something different. They share it and if yacht is rented out everybody gets a cut. However, no yacht fractional share owner can walk away with his 10% of yacht. Cutting a yacht into pieces is not an option. Share owner must find and sell his chunk to somebody else if he wants to get out of it. Maybe this is not the perfect example but you get the point!
SmartGold is something similar but much more flexible and better. Members can actually walk away with their gold at any time. Also, SmartGold Club has many benefits:
> With SmartGold Club investor is always buying the real thing; 99.99% fine gold and 99.99/99.9 fine silver!
> The gold is stored in a safe place. We take care of everything
> Storage is fully insured
> Low storage fees. See details HERE
> It is possible to buy gold in any quantity, even fractional sizes
> Gold holdings are written securely into SmartGold Club
> System assures non repudiation where only card holder can make transaction and can't deny it later
> Since we may buy more gold price may be lower than buying gram by gram elsewhere. SmartGold card holder gets gold on sale whenever possible
SmartGold Club buys only the best brand name gold in the world. Canadian Royal Mint, Republic Metals, Pamp Suisse, Perth Mint, Degussa
> 50 dollars or any other amount of investment buys you the maximum amount of gold possible! See fees and calculations
> Strapped for cash? It is possible to easily sell some of the holdings at current market price, minus fees
> Actual gold is allocated and segregated in the vault and accounted for under Investor’s name.
> It is possible to get some or all holdings delivered to any location in the world.
> Storage company uses Fedex, UPS or Brinks for delivery
> It is possible to trade gold on our trading board (coming soon). Sell or buy gold from other members! It is easy and secure
> You can see and inspect your gold on storage site with 24 – 48 hour announcement
> Cards are in investor’s pockets. NO personal and confidential info is exposed on websites ever
> No transactions and activities are reachable and exposed on the WEB server. That is a completely separate procedure out of reach to hackers or any people with bad intentions
There is no better monetary value than gold. Pure gold is gold, only one grade, one price. It is the same in Japan or in Chile. It is a dense metal where small pieces are quite heavy and valuable. It is easy to test its purity. It does not corrode or go bad in any way. It is accepted as value anywhere on Earth. Supply is relatively small and actually diminishing since it has been explored for thousands of years. It will never suffer devaluation due to excessive supply. All the gold ever produced can fit into 20 m cube!
By storing physical gold a person preserves and increases their wealth for now and the future. Wars, financial crises, unrests prop the value of gold sky high. The message is unmistakable: buy gold!
DO NOT BUY
Do not mistake stocks of gold producing companies for physical gold! Gold mining companies do well and will become even more valuable in moments of crises. Unfortunately same companies are subject to economical movements, have payroll, equipment, accounting, Government, stock market and many things to worry about. They can lose concessions to land, mines and experience hardships that reduces stock value.
Even worse are ETFs and indexes that have no real value whatsoever in them. They represent financial world inventions how to suck up money from the general public. Values are based on the stock market and can vary widely. The investor can lose everything.
Special DO NOT BUY EVER we would attach to gold paper certificates issued by the banks. It is typical Wall Street invention created to suck up money from investors! Same physical gold or no gold at all is sold to hundreds or thousands of investors as a "sure thing". Only one of hundreds or maybe no one would get actual gold if asked for it. They call it "monetary instrument". Never buy this, ever.
WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES!
Recommended solution is to buy physical gold. It does however represent a logistical problem. Gold holdings have to be securely stored and protected from theft. In moments of financial crisis gold value will skyrocket. The holder will be able to ride the storm by buying living essentials or even capital objects using stored gold. On the flip side he will also be a target if someone suspects that there is a gold on premises.
The fact is food, energy, gas will be very expensive during hyperinflation. One will need buckets of paper money to buy even the smallest essentials. On the other hand normally expensive items like phones, cars, furniture, real estate will cost much less since nobody will be able to afford it.
The dilemma between buying food and life essentials or an iPhone is very easy to solve. Food wins every time!