Wealth Insurance: The Case for Owning Gold

An Interview with John Hathaway

Gold is a unique asset: monetary but lacking counterparty risk, with its liquidity much more easily available than that in other high-value physical assets. John Hathaway, an elder statesman in the metals investment field, thinks that exposure to gold should be a part of everyone’s portfolio. This is not because he predicts a coming monetary apocalypse, but for far more present reasons. In this interview, he explains his short- and long-term outlook as well as the structural forces arguing for gold ownership.

Octavian Report: What’s your thesis on gold generally and what are your short- and long-term outlooks?

John Hathaway: The thesis is that throughout history gold has outperformed paper currency. You can go back thousands of years and prove that. Paper currency is …

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