Investments in physical gold have historically provided their holders with relative long-term stability and valuable diversification opportunities. As a hedge against inflation or excess market volatility, gold might present a valuable addition to your investment portfolio across changing economic environments.
To protect the interests of clients, Baltic International Bank SE offers gold as a traditional investment option.
For many centuries, investments in precious metals, primarily in gold, have been a safe option for preserving and increasing personal wealth. Gold is a store of value, unique precious metal and a universal benchmark of value. Gold can be used as collateral. If you own gold, it is an undeniable indicator of wealth. The fact that in the long-run the price of gold has a potential to increase, provides an added appeal to this product. The price increase forecasts are based on past historical data reflecting the dynamics of gold prices in the global markets.
Gold as an investment option is a wise choice as gold is a time-tested asset.
In frame of the Gold Investment Program, we offer you a number of interesting options to become the outright owner of gold.
You can purchase the physical gold in the shape of gold bullion bars that conform with the EU Gold Bullion Standard. Gold bullion is investment-grade gold (999.99 pure, one-kilo bar). You have the freedom to decide what to do with the gold purchased. If you are interested in investing in gold, please contact your private banker who will complete all necessary paperwork.
You can responsibly store the purchased gold in the Bank’s vault under a safe custody agreement. In this case, we provide a supporting document (acceptance certificate) of the gold bar bullion confirming that Bank will properly and safely store the precious material.
If you decide to store the purchased gold at the Bank, we undertake to buy out your gold.
The Minimum Purchase Requirement (applies to all of the versions listed above):
Minimum lot: Kilo Bar (a bar weighting one kilogram).
Baltic International Bank SE offers you also to purchase gold by opening a precious metals account according to your instructions (the troy ounce will be used for accounting purposes). The accounted precious metals have quantitative characteristics (weight) and market value. The precious metals account is used to record, store and write off the precious metals.
Precious metals account held with Baltic International Bank SE can be used as a tool to protect and diversify assets and to settle payments between Bank’s clients. With the payments settled in gold, the balance of the account will show in troy ounces. You also have an opportunity to convert precious metal into one of the currencies the Bank works with. Also you can transfer a certain amount (a weight expressed in troy ounces) of the precious metal from your account to other client’s account with Bank.
You can choose to sell your gold in a material form (selling physical gold or bullions) or intangible form (money equivalent to the gold).
The minimum lot of 1 kilo is required if you intend to open precious metals account for storing precious metals and making mutual payments. It is worth mentioning that in compliance with the Value Added Tax Law of the Republic of Latvia investments in gold are exempt from the value added tax. Live gold price is the current market price of the gold.
Baltic International Bank offers an innovative investment calculator, a tool where you can get acquainted with the Bank's current offer and select and choose different investment products according to your interests, find out the key indicators, i.e. the expected return, terms, possible risks, as well as apply for a consultation with the Bank's investment specialist.
To benefit from the metal’s significant diversification potential and value-storing properties, you may purchase physical gold from the Bank and then use the Bank’s gold bullion custody service. The Bank offers for purchase gold bullion of the highest 999 purity; each gold bullion bar weighs one kilogram.
If you decide to store the purchased gold at Baltic International Bank (under a safe custody agreement), we guarantee the safety of your gold and, should you decide so, undertake to buy out your gold at the fair market value. Mind that under this arrangement, your gold remains your property at all times and hence will be stored separately from the Bank’s assets.
Throughout Europe, including in Latvia, investments in gold are exempt from the value added tax, making it an even more attractive investment opportunity.
STABILITY AND DIVERSIFICATION
Gold has consistently maintained its value as a long-term investment and offers some valuable diversifications opportunities in combination with other financial instruments
A possibility to store purchased gold in the safe vaults of Baltic International Bank
Should you decide to sell your gold deposited in safe custody at the Bank, we will ensure that you can do so within one business day