Hong Kong Uncertainty Highlights Importance of Physical Gold – GoldCore Podcast

Watch Podcast Here

GoldCore directors have been monitoring the political and economic situation in Hong Kong for the last year. It has clearly deteriorated in the last two weeks and we are now erring on the side of caution in terms of our client’s who store assets there.

We have contacted all GoldCore Secure Storage clients with assets in Hong Kong and strongly encouraged them to move their assets to Singapore.
GoldCore have also suspended trading of all gold and silver bars and coins in Hong Kong for the foreseeable future due to a fall in demand for assets stored there and the increasing risks.

Specifically we see the risks as follows:

  • The scale and nature of violent protest has worsened in recent days
  • A top police official warned this week that Hong Kong’s society “has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown”
  • Hong Kong has been downgraded and the property market and economy have slowed sharply and they are in a deepening recession
  • Potential for a crack down by the Chinese government which may compromise the mobility, liquidity and marketability of assets
  • There is speculation that currency controls may be imposed in the coming weeks or months
  • We do not see the situation improving in the near term and indeed see it worsening which will impact Hong Kong politically and economically

We take the recent developments very seriously. We can not ignore the deteriorating political situation in recent days and the increasing medium and long term financial and economic risks.

Civil unrest is now destablising Hong Kong and political instability may compromise the liquidity and, in a worst case scenario, the move-ability and safety of assets. Already we have seen a deterioration in liquidity and premiums in Hong Kong given the political unrest and economic instability.   

It is prudent to take steps to assuage concerns of clients and to manage the risks which we are concerned may materialise in the medium and long term.

It highlights the advantages of owning physical gold in terms of accessibility, portability and liquidity and the importance of owning gold in the safest jurisdictions.

NEWS and COMMENTARY

China accuses US of interference after Senate passes bills supporting Hong Kong protesters

Gold gains on U.S.-China tensions; markets eye Fed minutes

Keep Buying Gold to Brace for Crisis, Serbian Leader Tells Bank

Treasury yields tick lower amid US-China trade tensions

Excessive risk-taking and falling bank profitability cloud euro zone’s growth, ECB says

Watch Podcast Here


GOLD PRICES (LBMA – USD, GBP & EUR – AM/ PM Fix)

19-Nov-19 1464.90 1468.45, 1132.37 1134.23 & 1323.68 1325.86
18-Nov-19 1458.40 1467.65, 1124.86 1132.59 & 1318.10 1325.88
15-Nov-19 1465.60 1466.90, 1138.04 1136.41 & 1329.59 1327.84
14-Nov-19 1467.65 1466.65, 1141.39 1142.52 & 1334.24 1333.18
13-Nov-19 1463.45 1462.90, 1138.86 1140.62 & 1328.23 1328.46
12-Nov-19 1455.00 1452.05, 1134.03 1130.42 & 1319.69 1318.17
11-Nov-19 1465.50 1458.70, 1144.41 1132.39 & 1328.33 1321.87
08-Nov-19 1466.85 1464.15, 1144.58 1142.62 & 1328.09 1328.13
07-Nov-19 1484.10 1484.25, 1153.44 1156.82 & 1339.40 1341.76
06-Nov-19 1488.55 1486.05, 1155.26 1154.51 & 1342.23 1341.31





SIGN UP FOR OUR AWARD WINNING MARKET UPDATES HERE


Mark O'Byrne

Also on news-goldcore-com

Videos

Silver Price Prediction 2022: David Morgan

Gold In 2022- Very Bullish Chart Patterns Developing

Why Buy Gold In 2022

Blog posts

European Energy Crisis: 4 Things You MUST Know!

European Energy Crisis: 4 Reasons You MUST Know! European households are facing rising prices on many goods and services, but one particular standout is electricity and gas bills. According to Bank of America, European household gas bills are expected to rise to €1,850 in 2022 from €1,200 in 2020 (an ~55% increase). Natural gas prices […]

READ MORE

Silver Price Prediction 2022: David Morgan

This week, ‘The Silver Guru’ David Morgan of The Morgan Report joins Dave Russell to explore what might happen in the silver market in 2022, as well as what makes silver the world’s most undervalued metal. Watch the full episode to learn more. Click the Video Below to Watch Make sure you don’t miss a […]

READ MORE

Goldman Sachs Shades Gold For Bitcoin As Store Of Value

Goldman Sachs Shades Gold For Bitcoin As Store Of Value A Goldman Sachs (GS) research note published on January 5, 2022, has captured headlines on the major news websites along with Twitter. The note suggests that gold currently holds 80% of the market for money-seeking exposure to “store of value” markets whilst Bitcoin now holds […]

READ MORE

Featured

Gold, the Tried-and-True Inflation Hedge for What’s Coming!

READ MORE

How High is Too High for Rising Government Bond Yields?

READ MORE

Silver – 7 Reasons it is Still Set to Soar

READ MORE
Newsletter
Category
Archives
Popular

No posts available

Videos

Silver Price Prediction 2022: David Morgan

Gold In 2022- Very Bullish Chart Patterns Developing

Why Buy Gold In 2022

Blog posts

European Energy Crisis: 4 Things You MUST Know!

European Energy Crisis: 4 Reasons You MUST Know! European households are facing rising prices on many goods and services, but one particular standout is electricity and gas bills. According to Bank of America, European household gas bills are expected to rise to €1,850 in 2022 from €1,200 in 2020 (an ~55% increase). Natural gas prices […]

READ MORE

Silver Price Prediction 2022: David Morgan

This week, ‘The Silver Guru’ David Morgan of The Morgan Report joins Dave Russell to explore what might happen in the silver market in 2022, as well as what makes silver the world’s most undervalued metal. Watch the full episode to learn more. Click the Video Below to Watch Make sure you don’t miss a […]

READ MORE

Goldman Sachs Shades Gold For Bitcoin As Store Of Value

Goldman Sachs Shades Gold For Bitcoin As Store Of Value A Goldman Sachs (GS) research note published on January 5, 2022, has captured headlines on the major news websites along with Twitter. The note suggests that gold currently holds 80% of the market for money-seeking exposure to “store of value” markets whilst Bitcoin now holds […]

READ MORE

Featured

Gold, the Tried-and-True Inflation Hedge for What’s Coming!

READ MORE

How High is Too High for Rising Government Bond Yields?

READ MORE

Silver – 7 Reasons it is Still Set to Soar

READ MORE