Gold is a precious metal that is rather quite expensive. Many Indonesian people are already understood that gold is a long-term investment vehicle. They save money in the form of gold and a time when they need the money, gold can be sold by them. If we analyze more deeply the gold turns out to have various advantages over other investment vehicles of course with some conditions that support. Currently gold investments can be made through a futures exchange.
Read also about other types of investments:
- Investment Bonds
- Stock Investment
- Savings Deposits
If you are interested to invest in the form of jewelry, especially gold, you need to understand about the gold content. The content of the gold content assessed by international standards in units called rust. Levels of the gold content of gold jewelry is determined by a mixture of gold metal and other metals (copper and silver) were used. When buying gold, you should inquire about the levels of rust and certificate of authenticity.
Gold price movement in Indonesia is very closely linked to the exchange rate of US dollar against the rupiah. In essence, the gold price expressed in units of US dollars by gold's market price based on the London Metal Exchange. So when the dollar strengthened against the rupiah, the gold price will also increase, and vice versa. Gold prices also depends on the development of demand and supply around the world so that the price of gold which formed the best price at the time. Investment gold or precious metals is relatively safer than the opportunities being played by large investors or speculators.
Economic conditions of a country influence on price changes in one country. The inflation rate of a country can be an indicator. Not so with gold. The higher the inflation rate will be higher the gold price increases. So it can be said that gold investment is an investment vehicle or resistant anti inflation. Therefore, many investors are putting a lot of gold in the composition of the portfolio as a means of hedging (hedging), especially against inflation. In the uncertain security conditions or financial condition volatile macro, people in general will take refuge from the financial turmoil to shift their funds into gold. So, as long as a country's inflation is still relatively high and the situation in general is still full of uncertainty, gold is an investment vehicle that is quite interesting.
The types of investment in gold
Gold jewelry (jewelry)
Gold investment in this form has two advantages at once, namely as a means of investment and as jewelry that can be used. Many people are still convinced that investment in gold would benefit and the level of security is higher. Gold jewelry is a basic form of gold investment that has been made by the people of Indonesia since the first.
One disadvantage of investment gold jewelry is the cost of making the jewelry. This is why the cost per-gram price of gold becomes more expensive. The more complex and difficult forms of jewelry, the more expensive the cost of manufacture and the price to be paid. And when you will resell the gold jewelry, gold jewelry manufacturing costs are usually not taken into account by gold shops. Gold jewelry is sold only by weight and the content of which is owned. Therefore, investing in gold jewelry gold becomes more expensive even though it has two advantages at once, namely investing and stylish.
Gold bullion (bars)
Type of gold investment in the form of bars provide the level of benefits and a sense of security and higher. Investment and buy gold bullion (bars) is guaranteed as it will be given a certificate of authenticity that includes providing information on id number, weight, size and level of the gold content. Precious metals are generally accepted (buying and selling) Indonesian market is a precious metal from PT. Antam, Tbk. by weight of the precious metal is 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 1000 grams and gold content of 999.9%. Now many investors who invest in gold bullion gold gardening manner to maximize profits.
Gold coins (coin)
Issuance of gold coins will facilitate long-term planning a family who wants to meet such expectations Pilgrimage. Investment gold coins can also be connected with a collection of antiques. Antic gold coin price offered will be much higher than the price of gold coins usually are only judged by the degree of purity or the levels of rust. For those of you who have excess money and know the ins and outs of antiques, gold investment of this type can be an interesting alternative for the long term.
Gold is a type of investment that is quite interesting especially if you have a long-term perspective. Fluctuations in the price of gold in dollars unit is strongly influenced by the exchange rate of the dollar against the rupiah. Gold prices also heavily influenced by inflation tigkat. The higher the inflation rate, usually the higher the gold price increases.