1. Bleyer Bullion 2014 Year End Report
2. How we work with our partners to deliver the service you receive
3. Summary of Bleyer’s achievements in 2014
4. Bleyer Bullion 2015 – What next?
5. Metals performance report 2014
1. Bleyer Bullion 2014 Year End Report
The team at Bleyer Bullion would all like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a very happy and prosperous 2015. With 2014 nearing completion, I would like to thank you for your continued support, whether its as one of our valued customers or that you silently enjoy the news and information we provide throughout the year (to which you are now invited to add your comments). As you will recall, this has been a tough year for the precious metals industry. The following contains Feedback from you our clients, products on offer, a quick overview of the metals we sell and our thoughts on what they’ll do in 2015.
A few nice words we wanted to share with you:
Earlier in the year we reached out to ask for some feedback from some of our customers, below are a couple of our favourite replies which we think accurately sum up our company. We always love to hear what you think of us, so if you have any feedback (positive or negative!) or would like to see us provide something which we don’t currently, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
We are looking to develop the business further, so if there is a service we are not currently offering, that you think would be beneficial to both us and you then please let us know.
2. Thank you to our partners!
Our suppliers continue to enable us to deliver a range of interesting products and top quality service to our customers,
You enable us to provide our service and allow us to work in such an interesting industry. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in providing the Bleyerservice in 2014, we very much look forward to working with you all in 2015.
We see the mints and refiners from around the world competing to offer customers and a more interesting range of investment coins and bars. Last year the Royal Mint launched their Lunar Series, opening with the Year of the Horse,which has been popular with collectors and investors alike. This is a limited edition coin and competes with other Lunars from around the world, it still carries CGT advantages.
On the storage side you will have seen much about our new partnership with Securikey, offering you the chance to purchase a quality safe, delivered to your door wherever you are in the UK. For our bulk silver customers our Guernsey store offers attractive advantages enabling you to buy 20% more for your money.
Back here in the UK, ViaMat International continue to support our Pensionservice as well as a multitude of other direct investors. For those wishing to have larger holdings in their other storage facilities we can offer a similar service in their German or Swiss stores too.
3. Summary of Bleyer’s achievements in 2014
- Helped many discover and enter Private Gold and Silver ownership
- Informed the public through our informative News and Blogs
- Continue to run a viable business which employs 4 staff locally
- Expanded our metal product range to include new manufacturers and metals
- Implemented the launch of a brand new, top of the line ecommerce website
- Created a new partnership with Securikey and the introduction of our Safes and Storage shop for Gold and Guns
After identifiying a local gap in the market Bleyer was very happy to create a new partnership in 2014 with Securikey. We are now able to offer our customers a wide range of home and commercial storage solutions. These include the following and more:
- Safes, home and commercial
- Fire proof with a range of different sizes & lock types
- Commercial key vault & secure document storage solutions.
- Gun & ammunition cabinets.
“Vault storage is absolute peace of mind protection for your invested wealth”
Some of our customers prefer to keep their investment at arms in our Insured Vaults and we have seen an uptake in our service this year. Perhaps this is due to to our fantastic reputation in offering some of the most competitive rates in the country, while consistently providing outstanding personal service for investments of all sizes.
4. 2015 and beyond
The future looks bright for Bleyer in 2015 as we continue to work to our strengths, providing an in-demand local service and look to new channels to expand both locally and nationally.
- Continue to serve local customer base
- Create popup shops to meet new clients in the local area
- Look to expand our UK and European postal service
- Continue to write informative articles
- Increase our range of gun cabinets and safes to serve local market
5. 2014 Metal Market Review
In this review we look at 2014; Metal prices and market influences, Bleyer’s performance & our future plans to develop in this ever changing market.
What an exciting year we’ve had watching the market. We are so pleased to see so many of our customers realising the consolidation of prices on the paper market making a fantastic buying opportunity for Physical Gold and Silver.
As I will demonstrate below the metals have not behaved the same at all. It just goes to show that if you like your physical investments, a bit of diversification is not a bad thing. Although we love gold for its tax leniences the other metals all have their merits and we expect to see some very interesting gains in the market in 2015. Read on for more information on specific metals.
There are so many ways we can help you around unwanted taxes and help you get the most for your money, from off-shore storage facilities, advice on capital gains tax free investment, owning gold as part of your pension, great deals on pre-owned metals and consistently low competitive premiums on all metals.
Below we give you the 2014 price overview and highlight a few of the most influential headlines this year.
We have seen gold end the year fairly close to where it started. Overall the price has moved sideways whilst presenting some very attractive buying opportunities along the way, which some of our more savvy customers have used to build their portfolios. Whilst we are unable to predict for sure, it may be that last month saw the bottom of the bear market. Everything we have heard and of course the natural cycle itself tells us that a change of direction is due. We expect to see a different picture to emerge in the months and years ahead for Physical Gold.
Due to price drops, this November saw the US Mint sell out of Silver Eagles within two hours. Clearly Physical market customers are not being fooled by paper prices and are continuing to accumulate. SLV manipulation by the worlds largest banks, supported by the CFTC, Treasury and Fed has been so successful, that they have not only crushed the price of silver in spite of rising demand, but crushed mining shares and future investment capital for the entire sector. Simply put, the silver shorts will be squeezed due to a real physical silver shortage that is upon us. When this happens, all hell will break loose in both the paper and physical precious metal markets. 2015 will likely be your opportunity is to own silver, for less than the cost an actual mining company can produce it for. This is investment is not an IF question, but a WHEN question.” (GoldSilverWorlds)
Gold to Silver Ratio
With a ratio of around 76 ounces of silver to 1 of gold, in our opinion silver is the most undervalued of the precious metals we offer. We believe this won’t last for long as, unlike gold, silver is being used up in huge volumes every day by industry. It is not only a commercial metal but sold as an investment too. We believe that silver is one to watch over the next couple of years and that physical buyers shouldn’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity in 2015.
Platinum is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, platinum resistance thermometers, dentistry equipment and jewellery. Because only a few hundred tonnes are produced annually, it is a scarce and highly valuable material and is a major precious metal commodity. It has more or less mirrored the performance of gold and silver in 2014.
Palladium is rarer than platinum and less talked about. Palladium has been slowly replacing platinum as a lower-cost material for catalytic converters for the past two decades. As with most precious metals, buying the physical product is the safest way to ensure the metal you bought actually exists in full. Our clients who own palladium have seen the value of their holding increase by 205% in the last 5 years. It is not hard to imagine a low-oil cost break-out in 2015 in this market.
My personal metal portfolio was diversified from the outset into Gold, Silver andPalladium using our off-shore store for its tax advantages. When I needed some cash a while ago, it was handy that the palladium was at a different stage in its cycle and I could capitalise on some good performance.
Deutsche Bank forecasted that global demand for rhodium may exceed supply through 2020, a shortfall that may amount to more than 530,000 ounces. At 78 percent, auto makers account for most of the demand in rhodium, Bloomberg indicated. This demand will likely continue as nations implemented more rigorous auto emissions standards, of which catalytic converters help govern. We see no reason for prices to fall in the near future.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year.
From the Bleyer Team
Caroline, Jennie, Dan & Kathryn