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When and How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

When and How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

Some financial changes are expected and even planned for, like getting married or sending kids to college. But numerous outside forces can also unexpectedly impact a person’s financial situation. That’s why periodically rebalancing your portfolio is often recommended by financial advisors. Rebalancing your portfolio gives you the...

What Is the Relationship Between Inflation and Gold?

What Is the Relationship Between Inflation and Gold?

We’ve explored the relationships between gold and oil and gold and interest rates. But what about the relationship between gold and inflation? In the current economic environment, understanding how the two are tied together may be critical. How Are Inflation and Gold Related? It might seem logical to assume that when inflation goes up,...

How Much Gold & Silver Should You Consider Owning?

How Much Gold & Silver Should You Consider Owning?

Some analysts recommend allocating 5–10% of your portfolio toward gold and silver. Others suggest allocating up to 25%. So you may be wondering, “How much gold and silver should I own?” It depends on your situation and needs. The allocation will differ for every individual. To help you decide how much gold and silver you may want to...

Top 5 Benefits of a Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA

Top 5 Benefits of a Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA

In addition to having an adequate amount of insurance coverage (home, health, auto, life, etc.) and a hearty emergency fund, being financially prepared for retirement may be one of the most important things you can do to protect your savings. Some people, especially those who may be averse to stock market volatility, prefer to prepare...

Gold and Other Precious Metals IRA Guidelines

Gold and Other Precious Metals IRA Guidelines

Physical gold can play an important role in a well-diversified retirement portfolio; however, certain rules must be considered if you want to take advantage of the full benefits a gold or other precious metals individual retirement account (IRA) can offer. IRA-eligible gold can’t be added to just any retirement account. It often needs...

Gold Stocks vs. Physical Gold — What Is the Difference?

Gold Stocks vs. Physical Gold — What Is the Difference?

You want to buy gold to help diversify your portfolio, but you’re not sure whether you should buy gold stocks or physical gold. You may be asking yourself: Are they essentially the same thing? Does your portfolio experience the same benefits if you buy physical gold as it would if you buy gold stocks? The answer to both of those...

How Gold Price and Interest Rate Trends Are Related

How Gold Price and Interest Rate Trends Are Related

If you’ve got your eye on precious metals or already have some in your portfolio, you may be curious to know how interest rate hikes like those we’ve recently experienced may impact these assets. How is a tangible asset like gold affected by interest rate fluctuations or factors associated with interest rate fluctuations, like yields on...

How and Where to Buy Gold Bars

How and Where to Buy Gold Bars

When you hear "gold bars," visions of underground bank vaults sealed tight and stacked high with glimmering gold bricks may come to mind. While vaults like this do exist, gold bars are much more accessible than the everyday gold owner may imagine. Gold bars are portable, private and liquid, and in some ways, more straightforward to buy...

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

You may have heard the term “peak gold” and wondered what it meant. Simply put, peak gold is the maximum rate of global gold extraction, after which mining will slowly decline until gold can no longer be extracted at a profit. For a more complete understanding of peak gold, we examine the concept’s importance to the precious metals...