How Much Should I Buy?
Like many investments, it depends on your budget, objectives, time horizon and other factors. Some financial professionals recommend keeping 5% to 10% (some say more) of your investable assets in bullion and maintaining that percentage through regular rebalancing. It can make a difference in overall portfolio performance.
Portfolio Performance Scenario,
September 2003- March 2014.
Chart A: With 0% Allocation to Gold,
Portfolio Returns 6.82%.
Chart B: With 10% Allocation With Gold,
Portfolio Returns 8.99%.
You may allocate more of your portfolio
to Gold and Silver if you wish to...
- Hold physical assets that aren’t necessarily listed with your “paper” investments.
- Provide a gift of substantial value to children, grandchildren or others.
- Hold extra insurance against events that may upend financial markets.
- Buy collectible coins for their beauty, history or other intangible factors.