what percentage of an investment portfolio should be in gold? And should i buy gold coins or gold stocks? Thank You.
Terry Says: Read my recent column on gold and how to buy it. Here’s a link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-savage/the-case-for-gold—-just_b_7261762.html
As for percentages, a lot depends on your overall investment portfolio –As I note in the column, gold is a “hedge” against both inflation and calamity. So you’re hoping that the gold doesn’t make you rich — at the expense of everything else. Probably 10-15 percent of your portfolio is a reasonable amount, again depending on the size of our total investments, and your risk tolerance.