Monday , 15 July 2019


Asset Allocation

Physical Gold vs. Gold Stocks: Which Perform Best In A Recession? (+6K Views)

IF the bull market in stocks and bonds is to end, the implications will be dire because, historically, the Fed has always intervened to prop the market by lowering interest rates. Fed moves impact the broader market equities and impact resource equities alike so let’s take a look at the effect of a general market correction on our resource portfolio.

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3 Arguments For Owning Gold

The World Gold Council data shows that...26% of 2018 gold demand was for investment purposes while another 15% was demanded by central banks. Against that backdrop, there are three arguments for holding gold in a portfolio:

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Your Portfolio Isn’t Adequately Diversified Without 7-15% in Precious Metals – Here’s Why (+5K Views)

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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Research Concludes: Ideal Portfolio Should Have 27% to 30% Allocated to Gold (+2K Views)

In the early part of the 1980s, there were many seminal gold price studies that showed 5% to 10% of an investment portfolio could have been optimally allocated to gold from 1968 to 1980 to maximize a risk return allocation based on performance. Even today many high profile and alternative financial experts...say a 10% gold allocation makes sense but a closer look at the facts show that they may be a little understated in percentage terms. Let’s take a closer look as to why this may be the case.

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