Gold or silver: Which is better for your portfolio?
These precious metals are strongly correlated, but they serve different purposes. Here's what investors need to know.
Trading commodity futures is difficult. This is true even if you are on the inside. There is no such thing as illegal insider information in the commodity markets. Acting on information that would result in a lengthy prison sentence in the stock market is common -- and considered an edge -- in the commodity markets.
Secondly, commodities that appear to be correlated don't provide the same opportunities for investors. Specifically, correlation on a price chart doesn't necessarily mean one metal can be substituted for the other in an investment account. The primary reason is that each commodity is moved by different price drivers.
I would not recommend the GLD ETF with the current conditions that it cannot meet the requests for redemption by investors. Like the gold in Fort Knox (not able to return requests for stored gold by foreign governments). Something is going haywire in the precious metal industry. The market is being manipulated. The markets should stop trading in paper precious metals it is becoming Fiat paper like the us dollar, being printed and worth about the cost of the paper it is printed on from the Federal Reserve. The United States has allowed itself to go to crap. I look for the US fiat dollar to go bust and not be the Reserve Currency as it is today. Most of the governments in the world have figured this out too and have stopped buying the BS the US is selling, bonds etc. The Federal Reserve has the best method of stealing from the taxpayer and the world that has been devised. Like Rome the US is on the slippery slope of failure. As soon as China has enough Gold there may be a push for it to be in control like the US has been all of my life. If we do not get a good President and Congress to represent the people of the US like they should......God help us!!!
Answer: Neither.Buy great stocks and sit back and enjoy the dividends.It`s worked for
me the last 20 years.
Just remember Specie is not an investment. It is a store of value. It will hold it's value while paper money depreciates. One should consider Specie as cash. Specie is good if there is an economic collapse, it might be the ONLY money people will except.
Never consider Specie as an investment...
For your own good, read Revalation. It gives future information you need to know before making judgements.
I agree Gold/Silver can and are a store of value in some cases....
Also can be used for barter and trade..
A hedge against inflation and other issues.
To make money as far as investing...It has to be traded like any other instruments.
Some gold investments, such as miners; May pay a corporate dividend..??
Most profits in gold/silver are only in the appreciation of commodities themselves.
Most common investment advice, recommends at least a small percentage of a portfolio being invested in one or other.
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