Taking delivery vs custody?

There are advantages and disadvantages to taking personal possession or holding your investment in a custody account. A quick review of your motivations and objectives will help you make that right for you.

  Advantages Disadvantages
Custody
  • Greater liquidity and expedited transactions
  • High-security vaulting facilities
  • Convenience
  • Insurance
  • Custody Fees
  • Like a bank or brokerage account, your assets are held by someone other than yourself
Personal Possession
  • Satisfaction of having complete control of your asset. Direct custody of investment.
  • Liquidation Delays; Lack of Security, Insurance