Physical assets can be gold, other precious metals or land. We’d like to believe that the country in which we live is infallible, but the truth is that governments are fragile, and inept. They can, and do topple. That’s why it is important to allocate a portion of your wealth or assets in a safe haven.
Gold is non-perishable, and it is an important financial asset class to fill 5-20% of any portfolio. Regardless of your investment standpoint, it is imperative to have some exposure to gold, and studies have shown that overtime, it is possibly the best safety net in times of economic turmoil.
Productive land is one of the most valuable appreciating assets in the world. There is a limited amount – and it can be strongly held with a freehold deed. If the land is arable or has potable water, the price will increase accordingly.