The MetalDesk platform provides you with access to an online global precious metals exchange. You can now trade physical gold, silver and platinum wherever you are using an online platform in the same way that you would trade stocks, forex or futures. Safely invest in the precious metals of your choice via this easily accessible electronic environment, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week; removing the need to visit, for example, a gold shop to buy or sell your gold holding. Live pricing and instant order execution give you the ability to take advantage of every trading opportunity. 11 global trading, storage and delivery locations provide you with the opportunity to optimize your trading activities and diversify your investment location.
Multiple liquidity providers located around the world provide around the clock live pricing. Through MetalDesk you have access to this unique physical gold, silver and platinum exchange, which gives you the ability to tap into and enjoy the exchange’s higher liquidity and tighter spreads; benefits that are key considerations to any trader or investor and clearly outweigh the traditional method of purchasing gold in a shop.
Conventionally, holding physical investments such as gold meant that the value stored in that asset could not be used until the holding was sold and returned to cash. We’ve provided a solution to this constraint. Using our electronic Vault Warrants you are able to now use your gold as collateral. This cross-product margining offering allows our clients to maximize trading opportunities and hedge exposures as effectively as possible.
The large majority of purchased gold in the world today is unallocated, especially when bought through the banking system. Concisely put, this means that you do not own the gold but the bank owns the gold and you are a creditor to the bank, which in turn opens you up to counterparty risk. The exchange has redefined and circumvented the way gold has traditionally been traded. All bullion on the exchange is stored on an “allocated” basis. This means that legal title remains with you, the client, at all times and that your ownership and legal title to the bullion would survive any insolvency scenario. Any creditors of the exchange would have no claim to your gold being held in the vaults; translating to physical investments that literally and physically belong to you.
Triple-layered security features include the use of leading third-party vaulting providers: Malca-Amit & Via Mat, and auditing and inspection specialists: BDO & Inspectorate.
The exchange brings together 11 global vaulting, storage and delivery locations. This means you can buy gold in a foreign country without having to leave the comfort of your home. The exchange’s truly global attribute is the ability it provides to traders to sell gold in one location and buy it again in another location. This invariably means that you have the ability to move your wealth around the world - outside of the banking system.
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