Friday , 23 June 2017


Asset Allocation

Your Portfolio Isn’t Adequately Diversified Without 7-15% in Precious Metals – Here’s Why

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The traditional view of portfolio management is that three asset classes, stocks, bonds and cash, are sufficient to achieve diversification. This view is, quite simply, wrong because over the past 10 years gold, silver and platinum have singularly outperformed virtually all major widely accepted investment indexes. Precious metals should be considered an independent asset class and an allocation to precious metals, as the most uncorrelated asset group, is essential for proper portfolio diversification.

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Market Crashes: How Gold & Gold Stock Performance Compared to the S&P 500

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The market crash of 2008 did not just hurt the S&P, it hurt real estate and gold equities. The sell off was brutal. Was 2008 an isolated incident or does a crash in general equities always spell doom for gold and gold stocks? This article examines 5 previous bear markets starting in 1973 in the S&P and looks at the performance of gold and gold stocks.

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Playing Devil’s Advocate On Index Funds

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I think the pros outweigh the cons overall regarding indexing but it’s always a good idea to consider the risks involved when any idea becomes so popular so allow me to play Devil’s Advocate on index funds.

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