Market turbulence and uncertainty have reinforced gold’s appeal. The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US and Credit Suisse's woes are the latest examples of the crisis, sending the gold ounce above $2,000, its highest level in a year.
Today's environment seems particularly favorable for gold and especially physical gold. Investing in gold has a number of well-known investment qualities and with a suitable framework, can also answer the needs of the sustainable-conscious investor.
Gold could serve as protection against systemic risk, a threat that may have abated over the short term but which has not totally disappeared.
Knowing the origin of the yellow metal in which one invests is becoming a major issue for investors today.