"It can't go on like this," says Professor Volker Brühl. The managing director of the Center for Financial Studies (CSF) talks about the same pension as Norbert Blüm. The head of the research institute affiliated to the Goethe University and based in Frankfurt should know. After all, CFS is intensively concerned with questions relevant to the financial market.
Brühl's conclusion about our future pension: It should be examined whether the existing pay-as-you-go system can be supplemented by a component based on the principle of the funded system. "Future pension entitlements will be covered by a corresponding capital stock," said the professor. But who will monitor and possibly manage such a build-up of capital stock? We know from the state how efficient it can be in financial matters...so it's better not to trust in a generous pension from a state capital stock.
However, not taking any additional precautions is not a good solution either. Anyone who can afford it and can cover a portion more risky should soon come across gold as a portfolio admixture. Part of the assets should be invested in this insurance cover against currency devaluation and financial crises. In addition to the basic stock in the form of physical gold, risk-conscious investors can also bet a portion on shares in companies in the gold industry. Although high losses can never be ruled out here, the opportunities for fundamentally good companies are also very good.
Examples include Caledonia Mining and US Gold. At first glance, Caledonia appears to be very risky. For the processed blanket gold mine lies in Zimbabwe, shaken by political and economic crises. But Caledonia Mining has been producing gold successfully for years and has been paying dividends quarterly for quite some time. The Blanket mine, which produced almost 40,000 ounces of gold in the first nine months of 2018, currently belongs 49 percent to the company and 51 percent to local investors. But Caledonia Mining wants to increase its share significantly - https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298604.
US Gold - https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298583 - is dedicated to the development and exploration of gold projects in the USA. The Keystone project, for example, is located in the Cortez Trend in Nevada, a particularly gold-rich area. This and the Copper King project located in Wyoming will soon be ready for production.
Current corporate information and press releases from US Gold (https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/companies/us-gold-corp.html) and Caledonia Mining (https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/companies/caledonia-mining-corp.html).
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