Before the revolution, lived in Moscow a little eccentric millionaire Basil Berg, who
always had a small but heavy suitcase.

This suitcase was a few pounds of diamonds. Berg believed
reliable only this type of capital investments. Basil Berg traces after
Revolution is lost, and it is unknown whether he was able to use the "pebbles".
But we know that it is due to a number of diamonds taken out familial off
Russian families forced to flee from the Revolution and the Civil War, was able to
comfortably settle down abroad. Are the diamonds today
"Last bastion" of wealth - an asset that can bail out investors
in all circumstances? We analyze investments in diamonds on
four main criteria: accountability, safety, liquidity
and profitability. Accountability Many analysts believe the lack of
proper control over investments by investors of one of the main
causes of financial crisis. From this point of view of diamonds,
perhaps one of the most controlled investment vehicles.
Unlike the precious metals in the determination of the value of the diamond acts
nonlinear dependence - more than one carat stone, the cost
above one carat. For example, one carat "odnokaratnike" with good
performance will be equivalent to 7 thousand euros in one-carat "dvuhkaratnike"
- 10 thousand euros in cost-carat stone desyatikaratnom can reach up to
100 thousand euros, and the whole diamond would cost a million euros! But such
"Pebble" is placed in an ordinary wallet in his pocket. By the way, the weight of gold,
equivalent in value, would amount to about fifty pounds.
It is recommended that invest only in certified and marked by laser
or sealed diamonds. As the safety of conservative
tool, diamonds, as a rule, are not subject to severe fluctuations
prices. For example, since the crisis began they had lost in the price of only 5-7%. Enviable
rate of depreciation against the background of many other investment vehicles.
Stability of diamonds to fluctuations in price environment due to the fact
that prices are determined not only by conventional understanding of the civilized
community, but also the absolute physical value of these gems.
Diamond raw materials - diamonds - the hardest material in the world. In addition,
at the present rate of extraction of diamond deposits will be exhausted in 15-20
years, so that the "diamond inflation" is not real at all. Liquidity
Until recently, Russia buying and selling loose diamonds
was banned. Therefore, legally purchase a diamond can only be
in jewelry. Usually in the finished product cost of the diamond
is only 40-60%. Because of the immaturity of the market price of diamonds
in Russia are usually higher than the world's diamond centers such as Antwerp
or Mumbai, but also to sell the jewel in Russia more complicated, and therefore more appropriate
and buy and sell diamonds in a foreign authorized dealer
which will operate through a worldwide network of the diamond trade.
Yield Investing in diamonds - it is usually a 'long'
investment. Over the last decade diamonds (one carat or two) is stable
grew in value by an average of 5-10% per year. Of course, observed periods
stagnation, but then always followed significant growth. Gains
at 15% per annum is considered an outstanding result. In the pre-crisis period 2007-2008
s prices for large stones (five carats and above) have soared more than 60%.
It is possible that people with good intuition, so prepare for a crisis ...
Now virtually all governments of developed countries to save
financial system, pumped up its money supply, which will undoubtedly cause
inflation of major world currencies. Historically, in periods of inflation diamonds
Expensive especially rapidly, because they see a means of preserving the

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