Interest in gold as an investment has grown steadily and consistently, particularly during economic crises and instability. For instance, the Czech company Golden Gate saw its sales increase by almost a quarter year-on-year, with its customers purchasing three tons of gold and 36.8 tons of silver last year. This trend is expected to continue, as many analysts predict a gradual rise in precious metal prices this year.
Investment gold is considered by 30% of recent Median agency survey respondents to be one of the suitable products that can help solve the problem of the long-term loss of purchasing power of savings. This perception is backed by the fact that gold is one of the safest investments during uncertain economic times. It holds its value against inflation and protects against currency fluctuations, making it an ideal investment for those looking to protect their wealth in the long term.
According to Pavel Řihák, the client care manager at Golden Gate, the best way for those interested in investing in gold is to buy physical gold from a trusted dealer, preferably with physical branches near their residence. Unlike paper certificates, physical gold provides investors with greater security as they will not lose their gold in a financial institution’s collapse. Investors can buy gold through bullion, coins, long-term savings plans, or commodity accounts.
While some people buy gold purely for speculative purposes, most Czechs purchase gold to protect their wealth from inflation over the long term. According to Jakub Petruška, an analyst at Zlaťáky.cz, a company that also deals in physical gold investments, most Czechs are now buying gold to safeguard their assets against inflation. Overall, gold is a stable investment that has proven its value time and time again, making it an attractive option for anyone looking to invest in a secure, long-term asset.