With the UK and wider economies in much publicised turmoil, gold offers about as much certainty as you can get. Gold offers the ultimate insurance against economic instability and unrest as gold bullion, unlike other investments, will always hold a value. Gold bullion is an effective way of hedging against other investments as the gold price tends to be particularly buoyant when other investments such as stocks and property are under-performing .

Gold can also be used effectively to insure you against other economic factors such as inflation and deflation, interest rates, stock market jitters and currency problems. Importantly, as a highly precious metal, gold’s worth is recognised internationally, and is considered highly valuable no matter where you are in the world. An additional, convenient, positive aspect is that gold bars and gold coins can be taken with you easily, wherever you go.