With the great uncertainty that is going through the length and breadth of every sector of the economy of our country and, to a greater or lesser extent, all of Europe, there are many investors who are afraid of losing their money to the risk of insolvency of banks or to see it written down over the years as a result of investments in government securities and other actions may not optimal for their needs. More and more, then, those who decide to invest in so-called “safe havens” such as gold, diamonds and real estate.

Often we tend to consider the safe haven assets like the safe haven for the ‘ universality of the product on which you invest for the long life of its value and the good margin of profit that over time you can get. It is from this assumption that one should start when you decide to invest in these goods: it is not in any case of short-term investments because very often you can not count on significant changes in prices and therefore on an almost immediate advisability prices increased.


But let’s see in detail some pros and cons of some of the investment safe havens that are all the rage. Among them, more than ever, we often hear about gold. The pros are definitely two and it is worth to underline them. With gold, first of all, there is a station and so there is no danger of insolvency as might happen with the banks. This precious metal is also long-term guarantees prices steadily increasing. Compared to some time ago, however, gold is no longer on top. Quotes delayed, although positive, do not follow the trend optimistic a few months ago. The real investors are often tempted also by the purchase of diamonds from which they have zero risk as to insolvency, easy stability for the small size and stability of the time (“a diamond is forever,” in short, is not only a slogan). To the contrary, however, the prices are more volatile than for other assets, determine the value of the gemstone is not always easy and a safe purchase have to be a connoisseur of fine diamonds.

How not to end, then, not to mention the investment in the good old brick . In the pros, we can not include the long-term stability of its value, profitability improved in particular areas and good moment to buy since the price freeze in recent months. Like any investment, however, there are some drawbacks that can not be underestimated and that in the case of buildings have really news. On the one hand, to weigh on the sector is the tax burden imposed on the taxpayer and the other constants trouble getting a loan , which is critical to keep in mind because the vast majority of cases, those who decide to buy a Our property will need to apply for a loan with your bank.