The Bullion Exchange is a leader in the precious metals industry. We offer a safe and secure method of purchasing, selling and storing physical bullion - gold, silver, palladium and platinum products worldwide.
A common refrain in the investing world is that gold is a must-have part of a portfolio because it acts as a hedge.
A hedge against what? Anything. Usually bad things.
The “sum of all fears” has restored investors’ faith in gold.
The Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s election, and the failure of Italy’s constitutional referendum have already boosted anti-euro populist parties in these countries. If the Party for Freedom wins in the Netherlands tomorrow, they’ll get another leg up.
Populist parties have a real chance to win in both France and Germany. But even if they win in just one, the EU would likely unravel.
The biggest issue in these elections is the migrant crisis, which we’ve covered here extensively. And the crisis is only accelerating.
Every single migrant that arrives in Europe increases the chance that anti-EU populists will win a key election. That’s not good news for the EU or the euro. It’s also not good news for the U.S.
Whatever happens in the EU—the world’s largest economy and a major U.S. trading partner—matters. If the euro collapses, expect it to trigger a stock market collapse in the U.S.
The Financial Times recently put it this way:
It would probably lead to the most violent economic shock in history, dwarfing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the 1929 Wall Street crash.
I have dealt with Chad and his team at the Victoria Bullion Exchange for several years now and have enjoyed their superior customer service, their extremely competitive pricing and simple, secure storage of your physical bullion. The education and personal service the VBE offers is second to none and I even have my Dad owning physical silver now!
Thank you VBE.
Over the past 8 months I have made several transactions with the Victoria Bullion Exchange.
On each occasion I have found the people very professional and each
transaction carried out quickly, efficiently and with out any issues. I highly recommend
them for buying or selling your bullion.
My interaction with the Bullion Exchange has been very positive. The preferable purchase and redemption rates are attractive. I was a first time bullion purchaser this year and the staff at Bullion Exchange made the process informative and comfortable. The extra effort made by staff to meet my product delivery needs was outstanding. I was completely satisfied.
I would like to express my gratitude, and give
my full support to the Victoria Bullion
Exchange. This business is one that I can gladly say, has the best service I
have experienced in recent memory. Denice Bigelow has worked hard in making
herself available during long hours, throughout every week of the year. It was
very easy to reach her personally over
the phone, and in fact I was even placing orders with her over the phone while
she was on business in Hawaii. She always made time to answer my questions
thoroughly, and I never felt rushed.
Invoices were sent out within minutes of our calls, and notifications were sent
immediately when material was received. Chad
Pretsell also contacted me directly to let me know when the order was deposited
with their first rate storage service service. Considering that Victoria
Bullion Exchange is also dealing Internationally, I would say that this is one
top notch company, and I have literally put my trust in them. In this type of
business, trust is number one. Thank you Victoria Bullion Exchange.
Quicker, friendlier, and easier than expected. A solid alternative to Kitco!
My husband and I live overseas. After doing our due diligence, we have worked with the Bullion Exchange for 6 years now and have recommended friends and family. We have bought from the Bullion Exchange, we store with them and recently we have sold back to them. We were hoping the sale back to them would be as smooth as the purchase and it was...painless. We would definitely recommend the Bullion Exchange.
I live over 150 km from the Bullion Exchange. I am elderly and could not make the trip to Victoria so they came to me. The service is impeccable and the Bullion Exchange is now my preferred bullion dealer. Thank you!
Dealing with an online bullion dealer was a bit scary until I spoke with Denice at the Bullion Exchange. I spoke with her at great length and she was happy to do so until I was satisfied in who they were and what they offered. She gave me a business referral as well as a customer referral and I have now made my 3rd purchase with them. Many thanks.
Great company to deal with. I purchased some silver from them and they are storing for me. I couldn’t be happier with the way I was treated and they got me the information I was looking for and in a timely manner. More importantly they delivered on the product I was purchasing. Very professional company.
I want to thank you for the time spent with me educating and counseling me about the Gold & Silver markets. Obviously, I am happy with the results of my investments with you and plan to continue to add to my precious metals inventory. The purchases were easy & hassle free. I look forward towards future purchases and business.
The Victoria Bullion Exchange is pleased to announce we can now purchase Precious Metals through our RRSP’s and LIRA’s. Questrade, the first brokerage in Canada is the vehicle which offers contributors to directly place gold and silver bullion in their RRSP's
As of 2005, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) now allows Canadian RRSP’s and other retirement vehicles to invest in pure investment-grade precious metals coins. Other major Canadian banks only offer gold and silver certificates, which provide no real protection in case of a major recession or dollar collapse.
Questrade offers the ability to hold physical gold and silver as part of an RRSP, TFSA and other retirement vehicles. Questrade seems to be the best option for 2 reasons:
1. They have the best pricing
2. They allow you to purchase your metals from The Royal Canadian Mint
Whether it’s planning for the future or otherwise, there are many factors to consider when decidinghow much gold to include in your retirement portfolio. It depends on your age,your tolerance for risk, what other investments you own, and your confidence in the economy and the methods you choose to gain exposure to the precious metal.
Why precious metals?
Because they tend to retain their value more than other assets, precious metals have traditionally acted as a buffer against instability. Market upheavals usually have a lower impact on precious metals like gold and silver than on other assets. Financial experts have always recommended placing about 10% of your funds in precious metals as a prudent strategy.
You can place gold and silver in any of 15 different account types that include registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's), tax free savings accounts (TFSA's),individual or family registered education savings plans (RESP's), life income funds (LIFs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIF's). Placing gold and silver in your RRSP also allows you to trade the metals on the spot market and take immediate advantage of favorable market movements.
RSP-eligible gold and silver products
The following .9999 fine products from The Royal Canadian Mint can be placed in your RRSP:
Our preferred relationships ensure that clients receive only premium RRSP approved products,directly from The Royal Canadian Mint. No secondary market product is ever delivered.
The Royal Canadian Mint acts as a custodian, holding your precious metal assets through an exclusive arrangement, where the Victoria Bullion Exchange supplies premium RRSP approved gold and silver products -the RRSP contributions are made through Questrade.
The Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown Corporation owned and backed by the Government of Canada.
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FREE shipping AND insurance applies for all orders over 500 oz's of silver or 10 oz's of gold.
All orders are shipped in a nondescript package via Canada Post, USPS, FedEx, UPS or other couriers.
When mailing valuable precious metals, discretion and protection are key. Your products are securely wrapped in protective packaging, then placed in the shipping parcel along with packing material to prevent the products from shifting during shipping. Our labels, return address, and packaging do not give any indication of the valuable contents of the package, so you can rest assured that your packages will arrive safe and sound.
Once your order has been shipped, we will forward your tracking numbers via e-mail. When you place an order with the Bullion Exchange, you can track your order’s progress from the time of creation until your products are delivered to your doorstep. As soon as your order ships, typically within 10-15 business days of cleared payment, you will receive an email notification of shipment including your USPS or UPS tracking number.
All orders are fully insured under our blanket insurance policy until the tender of delivery. Packages are shipped discreetly and a signature is mandatory upon delivery for increased security.
IMPORTANT: Waiving your signature, changes in transit, including re directions or holds will void your insurance. This includes leaving your package with an office attendant, family member, building concierge or neighbor. Should any of the above circumstances occur, YOUR PACKAGE WILL BE VOID OF INSURANCE.
Because it is a tangible asset, Gold and Silver bullion is a safe haven in this volatile economic environment, therefore playing an important role within your portfolio. For that reason, it is essential to keep your bullion safe and secure. We have noticed a substantial institutional demand over the past year for vault storage, therefore, the Bullion Exchange now offers segregated vault storage at discounted pricing. Safeguarding our customers’ assets is an essential building block of our business model. Although we encourage customers to take physical delivery of their order, we are aware this is not always possible.
The Bullion Exchange.ca offers secure storage to all our Canadian and U.S. clients as well as our clients overseas as outlined below:
Annual storage fees are based on the amount of bullion ounces as noted below at a rate of $165 per year per storage unit.
SILVER: up to 1500 oz's per storage unit.
GOLD: up to 40oz's per storage unit.
The Bullion Exchange waives the following fees:
Position your IRA for growth and provide a hedge against market downturns by adding Gold or Silver to your retirement portfolio. It is smart, safe and positioned for growth.
The IRA Account
So what is an IRA? Available to investors since the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a savings account with special tax advantages. Since inception, IRA's have played a prominent role in America's retirement preparedness and have become the standard for building household savings over time. In the almost four decades since its creation, the IRA has become a mainstream investment vehicle as more Americans have become eligible, contribution limits have been increased, tax savings have been improved, and different types of IRA strategies have been created.
But despite their many advantages, traditional IRA's give account owners little control over where their money is placed. With most accounts vested in traditional stocks, bonds and mutual funds (paper assets) portfolio diversification can be challenging, leaving many IRA accounts susceptible to market fluctuations and loss of value.
The Precious Metals IRA Advantage
Precious Metals IRA account is backed by Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium and is an ideal diversification tool. For instance, a Precious Metals IRA can reduce portfolio volatility and help preserve value and purchasing power despite inflation. Since gold has outperformed the stock market by over 400% in the past decade, a golden IRA from allows investors to increase returns without increasing risk.
You will need to choose between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA for your Precious Metal IRA. Traditional IRAs are funded with before-tax fund and will be subject to taxation upon fund withdrawal. Conversely Roth IRA's are funded with after-tax funds. They will not be taxed when the funds are withdrawn. Some investors choose to have both.
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Why Precious Metals in 2016?
Expect 2016 to be the most volatile year on record to date!
The biggest question that investors looking at gold need to answer is… Has the sentiment and narrative changed going back to 2008? No….it hasn’t, which means investors are looking for the safe haven.
Geo-politically speaking, for seven years now, the fed has provided unnatural liquidity into the system. Meaning…capital that has not come to the financial players by virtue of their businesses via product growth. They’ve been propped up by the Federal Reserve, ECB, Bank of Japan and list goes on. The US economy has not seen an organic growth – what we’ve had is Quantitative Easing. There is a point when this will all come to an end…and are we ready?
The Federal Reserve was “printing” about $85 Billion per month to buy dodgy paper to bail out banks. Approximately two months of such QE was enough to purchase all the gold that supposedly is stored in Fort Knox. It is easy to “print” currency but it is difficult to create wealth. Yes, gold is wealth! If not, why does Fort Knox exist and why are China and Russia aggressively selling paper and importing gold?
As legendary investor Jim Rogers recently stated - thanks to central bank action, "we are all floating around on a sea of artificial liquidity right now.” The question is – how and when is it going to end?
The United States financial system – including the viability of the U.S. dollar – is analogous to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. A lot of people know something is wrong –and yet 99.5% of the population is ignoring the warning signs of a systemic eruption of unknown magnitude. It’s an event that draws closer with each passing day.
Investment demand for physical bullion is perhaps the biggest story in precious metals for 2015. Mints and refiners spent much of the 2nd half of the year unable to keep up. Investors had to contend with higher premiums and delivery delays, finally getting some relief as the year drew to a close.
Only time will tell if 2016 can top last year’s record. Investors loaded up in recent months and now await the next catalyst.
It may be price action. Lower spot prices over the past 4 years have been a big driver of demand. And prices moving consistently higher will also inspire demand from newcomers (as we saw during the last bull cycle between 2009 – 2011). Only flat or range-bound prices typically lead to investor apathy.
As always, geopolitical events will play a big part in whether or not metals benefit from safe-haven buying. In 2016, investors will be watching the ongoing saga surrounding Greece and other hopelessly indebted European nations. The U.S. is at odds with Russia in the Middle East and in Ukraine.
And recent tremors in high-yield debt markets may be advance warning that extraordinary leverage is about to rock financial markets once again. These stories, and others no one can predict, have potential to generate a flight to safety in the coming year.
Plunging oil prices, rising market volatility, surging global debt—it’s all beginning to remind some investors of 2008. Where do people flock to in times of troubled waters? GOLD. There is no denying that gold demand is on the rise, both in the U.S. and abroad. For the one-month period ended January 20, gold (and silver) outperformed, comfortably beating domestic equities as well as a basket of other commodities.