How Much Should I Buy?

Published on 3/16/2021 by APMEX

How Much Should I Buy?

Like many investments, buying Precious Metals 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. 

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to Precious Metals investing. Several factors must be considered before deciding how much of your portfolio to dedicate to Precious Metals.

You May Wish to Allocate More If...

  • 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.

What Precious Metals Should I Buy?

Now that you understand how much Gold and Silver may be right for your portfolio, you may need guidance on what Precious Metals to buy. APMEX's largest selection makes it easy to find the right products for your investment strategy. 

APMEX recommends discussing the pros and cons of investing with a financial adviser or professional.

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