Bullion Market Status

BULLION MARKET STATUS


CURRENTLY, THE MAJORITY OF GLOBAL BULLION TRADE IS CONDUCTED VIA OTC MARKETS, WHICH TRADE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS, 24 HOURS A DAY. IN 2009, DAILY OTC GOLD TRADE VOLUMES REACHED UP TO US$120BN PER DAY, SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN VOLUMES TRADED ON CENTRALISED FUTURES EXCHANGES.


Historically, commodities have been traded face-to-face in an ¡®open outcry¡¯ setting on an exchange floor. The adoption of electronic systems in many markets has enabled investors a far more efficient means of trading, but the physical spot precious metals market has lagged in this respect to date. The Bullion Capital online trading platform brings efficiency, cost reduction, human error mitigation, and for the first time offers wholesale physical market accessibility to the retail investor.


Liquidity in the OTC bullion market is largely centred in London and Zurich, with standardised OTC trading and physical settlement mechanisms lacking outside of these locations. ATG World Capital optimises physical bullion market efficiency across the world by standardising and seamlessly connecting major global liquidity hubs electronically and logistically.


The ATG World Capital market framework will decentralise bullion trade out of London and Zurich, allowing for highly sought after, efficient local physical bullion prices to be determined by market participants. These real-time local prices will represent the true locational price of physical bullion liquidity and efficiently connect the world to create more accurate global prices of bullion. The ATG World Capital interconnected locational trading hub model is set to revolutionise the operation of international precious metal markets to the benefit of global market participants.


Why Trade Allocated Physical Precious Metal?

The unique properties of allocated physical precious metal allow you to diversify your investment portfolio. Please click here for in-depth research on the portfolio diversification benefits of investing in allocated physical precious metal and why it may make sense to allocate a portion of your investment portfolio into physical gold, silver or platinum.


Other precious metal paper contracts, otherwise know as ¡®unallocated' contracts, such as OTC trades and CFDs, allow you to get exposure to the price action of the metal, but not own legal title to the underlying physical asset. As the holder of an unallocated contract you are an unsecured creditor of the counterparty who sold you the contract. Allocated precious metal is a safe haven investment asset that withstands financial crises to preserve wealth indefinitely. The counterparty risk associated with unallocated trading does not give these paper contracts the same safe-haven status.


When trading through MetalDesk you hold allocated title to your gold, silver or platinum investment. This ensures that your ownership remains intact and that your investment is always your outright legal property; you have made a true safe haven investment or trade.


Portfolio Diversification:


Empirical evidence indicates that a 10-25% portfolio allocation to gold improves the risk/return ratio of an investment portfolio ¨C it plays a role in almost all investment portfolios. Please click here for in-depth research.


Being virtually indestructible and having no liability attached to it, physical gold has preserved wealth as a safe haven asset throughout the ages.


Physical Bullion:


Stored in world-class vaults - a tangible physical asset, not a paper contract.

Title allocated to investor, meaning complete ownership and control is retained over your investment.

Withdraw your bullion at any time.


Global Trade:

Trade and take delivery of physical metals in locations around the world, including Australia, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Zurich & New York.

10 global trading hubs provide you the ability to instantly shift your wealth around the world by selling your holdings in one vault and buying again in another.