Scarcely had the New Year started than the UK was cast into yet another Covid-19-combatting lockdown. Not a great start to 2021.
But the Glint movement is clearly gathering a head of steam, which has cheered me up no end.
Between 31 December 2020 and 3 January Glint gained more than a 1,000 new clients, in the UK and the US. I want to welcome all of you and say a personal thank-you and hope that you use your Glint card to spend gold in your everyday life. Gold had a great year in 2020, going up by over 24% – not exactly Bitcoin, but then gold’s unlikely to collapse, as Bitcoin has several times in the past. Gold is steady and secure, the kind of thing most of us want our finances to be, and of course Glint is your key to that security, making it liquid and available.
Not that I’m an enemy of cryptocurrencies. They are a natural technology-fuelled response to the generalised (and increasing) doubts about the security of fiat money. Just that cryptocurrencies are a human invention, subject to all the drawbacks that that implies. Gold on the other hand, which has been used as money for thousands of years, is a finite, natural phenomenon and can’t be perverted.
What one of our newsletter contributors, Dominic Frisby, elsewhere calls “funny money” (Quantitative Easing), has become as ‘normal’ as the “crisis” (and measures to combat the crisis) “is here to stay”. Covid is not going to disappear, vaccines or no vaccines – having a Covid vaccination will become a standard thing for years ahead, just like having your annual flu jab. If Dominic is right (and who would doubt that?) then we can look forward to loads more ‘funny money’ being splashed around, and the already insidious inflation now happening (dentists are now charging extra for PPE and some providers are raising the cost of home broadband – presumably to cash in (ransom us), as more of us working from home), will break out.
I’m looking forward immensely to 2021. It’s going to be a great year for Glint, one in which our marketing drive is really getting into gear, with our new monthly Podcast – Glint for Gold; a much bigger public relations’ push and loads more initiatives, including more interviews and videos to widen the Glint movement, to build the Glint family.
Per aspera ad astra!
Until next week, Happy New Year
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