Diversification with Precious Metals

Diversification Within Precious Metals

It’s essential to apply the principles of diversification to your whole portfolio and to the individual asset classes within your portfolio, and it’s especially easy and important to do within the precious metals category. Learn about diversifying within precious metals and about the lesser-known precious metals silver, platinum, and palladium. The Defensive Advantage of Precious…

What Is Portfolio Diversification?

What Is Portfolio Diversification?

Diversification is the principle of spreading your savings across different asset classes so that your exposure to any one type of asset and its associated risks is limited. Think of diversification like a store that sells both sunglasses and umbrellas. On sunny days, they sell sunglasses. On stormy days, they sell umbrellas. “By selling both…

What Is Better in the Long Term: Gold or Cryptocurrency?

Which Is Better in the Long Term: Gold or Cryptocurrency?

If you’re a fan of gold, you’re familiar with its long-term appeal and performance potential. You also might be familiar with a relatively new asset, Bitcoin, which is a cryptocurrency that’s been dubbed “digital gold.” But how do cryptocurrency and—more specifically—Bitcoin and gold compare? Are we looking at a new form of gold? The History…

What Are Alternative Assets?

What Are Alternative Assets?

Are you stuck in the same old rut of adding stocks and bonds to your retirement portfolio? It might be time to learn about another asset category—alternative assets. We explain what they are, how they’re different from traditional assets, and how you can work them into your retirement portfolio for greater diversification. What Are Alternative…

4 Ideas for "Future-Proofing" Your Financial Portfolio

4 Ideas for “Future-Proofing” Your Financial Portfolio

Future-proofing your financial portfolio is about more than picking stocks and watching the markets. You need to consider diversifying with assets (both traditional and alternative), accounting for inflation, and making legacy plans, among other actions. You need to consider “future-proofing” your portfolio. What Is Future-Proofing? As defined by the Principles of Future-Proofing website principlesoffutureproofing.com, the…

How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How can two 1 oz. gold coins have two different prices? It’s a curious thing! Both coins are just 1 oz. of gold, right? There’s more to it than that. Many factors go into the price of a gold coin. Even though gold coins may look relatively the same, appearances aren’t everything. Follow along as…