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Who doesn’t like free? What’s better than free? Free without a catch. Nobody likes fine print and unrealistic hurdles to overcome.
So with that in mind, consider this – Free Gold.
For many people, gold is a protector of wealth. It’s a hedge against economic collapse, currency devaluation, inflation, hyperinflation, and many other catastrophic scenarios.
Personally, I like to have some of my economic exposure hedged by gold.
But how do you effectively buy and store gold? There are quite a few big companies that are selling gold these days. And to honest, they charge a significant premium over the spot price of gold. Then, they charge you to store it.
What if there was a better way?
Here’s what I like about BitGold. First, they only charge 1% of the gold price on the transaction. If you’re new to gold purchasing, you might think that’s high. It’s not. Some of the large, well-known players charge significantly more than that.
BitGold does not charge you to store your gold – others do. BitGold’s storage is handled by Brinks. Brinks handles storage for some of the world’s major metals exchanges such as the COMEX. That’s solid in my book.
You can choose your storage location. BitGold offers gold storage around the globe, so you can have gold in Toronto, New York, Singapore, Zurich, Dubai, Hong Kong, and London. You are not limited to one vault location and you can transfer between vaults.
What if you like to touch your investment? Yes, you can have them ship your physical gold to you.
Not just for rich people
Gold investing is something that a lot of people wish they could do to hedge against future economic problems, but often times they are priced out of the market. Unless you have thousands of dollars and can buy in quantity and cover the fees including storage and insurance, there is no other good opportunity.
But BitGold makes it easy for anyone to purchase and invest in gold – you can buy in fractions of a gram for the same 1% fee structure as you would if you bought a full ounce (or more). This puts gold hedging well within reach of most anyone.
I was pretty well sold based on the fee structure alone. As a former professional trader and investment advisor, I’ve traded some gold in my day (my trade group has been written up in Baron’s and I’ve written for Forbes). So I know how fees can eat into a gold investment. But what sealed the deal for me was some additional features.
First, you can apply for a prepaid MasterCard which you can load with currency from your gold reserves. With this in mind, if you have converted currency to gold and are storing it with BitGold and you would like to convert some of that gold back into currency to spend, you can do that and load it to your MasterCard, which you can use anywhere MasterCard is accepted. I like to use it at the coffee shop and tell people I just paid with gold. It opens the conversation to talk about fiat currencies and how to hedge.
The other neat feature is that you can pay people directly or receive payments in gold. Kind of like PayPal but with gold.
You can even buy gold with BitCoin.
What about free?
OK, I know you’ve been reading and are wondering, “Didn’t you say something about getting free gold?”
Yes – and here’s how you do it.
Sign up for BitGold using this link. Yes, that is a referral link. But here’s the cool thing – not only do I get some gold for referring you; you get some free gold for being referred. How cool is that? It’s win-win.
You and I will receive the same amount of gold when you sign up and purchase at least 1 gram of gold in your account. As I am writing this, 1 gram of gold is trading at $36.56. You and I will each get 0.4 grams for my referring you to BitGold. How many referral programs give YOU a bonus just for being referred? Most just give something to the referrer. But here you get a bonus as well.
Listen – it’s a lot to consider. This isn’t right for everyone, so do your homework. I know I did before signing up. There is a lot more (and better) information about the program on the BitGold site, so check it out. But be sure to use the referral link so you get your free gold bonus.
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