Home / Gold and Silver / Bullion Vault, Where You Know Where Your Gold Is
Print Friendly and PDF

Bullion Vault, Where You Know Where Your Gold Is

Written by Gary North on June 6, 2015

I have recommended Bullion Vault for years. My mother has her trust assets there.

It was always easier to use Bullion Vault than GoldMoney.

Now Bitgold has bought GoldMoney, which was losing money.

Here is a report from the CEO of Bullion Vault.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *
On a personal level I am pleased for James Turk, GoldMoney’s founder and guiding hand, who was already in retirement, and with whom I have enjoyed many events and lunches. But the deal has a number of aspects which absolutely demand comment.

The company I run, BullionVault, publishes its audited results every year. GoldMoney never did, and it shows us once again why transparency is profoundly healthy.

At 00.41am on a Saturday morning UK time (after Toronto trading closed on Friday evening) GoldMoney’s recent trading history was quietly published by BitGold. It had to tell the stock-market what it had acquired. Those results made scary reading.

GoldMoney’s sales have collapsed – by 78.7% over three years.
It lost £9.4 million in just one year – 2014.
Its net assets fell from £25.4m in 2013 to £13.1m in 2015.
At its March 2015 year-end it is still posting losses.

The first thing we should understand is how GoldMoney lost so much money in 2014. The answer is presumably a combination of things but mainly that they bet their balance sheet on gold. Or, in the special language of company announcements:

“Profit (Loss) for the financial year includes certain gains and losses on unhedged metal inventories which is not a recurring business for BitGold.”

(For the rest of the story, click the link.)

Continue Reading on www.bullionvault.com

Print Friendly and PDF

Posting Policy:
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

Comments are closed.