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3 Reasons a Gold-IRA is the Best Way to Buy Gold

It has been clearly established that building a significant allocation in gold can have a dramatic impact on portfolio performance. This asset class not only has tremendous upside price potential but can also add much-needed diversification while also providing a hedge against inflation and a weaker dollar. There are numerous ways to invest in gold but when it comes to buying the metal itself, investors really have two avenues: Pay with cash and store the metal yourself of purchase the metal within an IRA account.... Continue Reading

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Building a Precious Metals Portfolio Today

Often, we know what we should be doing yet fail to act. We know that eating less sugar is good for our health and our waistlines, yet we do not manage to eliminate it from our diets. We know that cigarettes kill, yet many of us continue to puff away. We are aware that portfolio diversification may hold the key to a sound financial future, yet we continue to pour money into our company stock. Clearly, some habits are very hard to break. Some habits,... Continue Reading

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Sleep Well at Night With a Gold IRA

Let’s face it…Investors today are inundated with choices. You can invest in stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, real estate, collector cars and more. While some of these investment choices can potentially offer high returns, they all come with their own sets of risks as well. Stocks can drop 10, 20, even 50 percent or more in the blink of an eye. Missed earnings, corporate theft, regulatory troubles… You name it… Stocks come with some considerable risks. Bonds can lose significant value with changes in interest... Continue Reading

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Put That Old 401k to Good Use

A company sponsored 401k plan can be a great way to save for and build your financial future. These savings plans allow for pre-tax contributions from your paycheck, and the funds are deducted from your gross pay automatically. They can have numerous potential advantages that include: Matching contributions Tax-deferred earnings Various investment choices The ability to borrow money from your account and pay yourself back with interest. However, once you leave an employer you may have some choices to make. You can: Let your account... Continue Reading

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Should You Buy Gold Outside of Your IRA?

So you have decided to invest in a precious metals IRA account. You may now be wondering whether or not you should also buy gold, silver or other precious metals with cash. We believe the simple answer is a resounding YES. We believe that a gold or silver IRA should be one of the cornerstones of your overall investment strategy. These accounts allow you to possibly acquire large sums of gold, silver and other precious metals. They can have potential tax advantages and you can... Continue Reading

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Why Invest in Physical Precious Metals in an IRA?

Investing in physical precious metals such as gold and silver can be accomplished in several ways. When many would-be investors think of investments in precious metals, they think of going down to the local coin and bullion shop and purchasing some bullion bars, coins or rounds. They then must have a plan for storing those precious metals. While buying precious metals with cash and storing some gold or silver at or close to home has some advantages, what many simply do not realize is that... Continue Reading

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How the Gold IRA Rollover Process Works

A Gold IRA is a self-directed individual retirement account that allows ownership of physical precious metals. With a Gold IRA, not only can you hold paper assets like stocks and bonds, you can also hold physical precious metals in the form of coins and bars. Of course, it is up to you to decide which types of precious metals you want held in your account. Getting started with a Gold IRA is easier than you think. At Advantage Gold we take pride in being the... Continue Reading

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What does the recent gold mining unrest mean for gold investors?

Last Wednesday, AngloGold Ashanti (JSE:ANG) (NYSE:AU) became the latest of  major gold mining companies to announce a major restructuring. Their shares dropped 16% in the wake of the announcing the need to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue to spin its international assets into a new London-listed company. This move follows mining giant BHP Billiton’s (ASX:BHP) recent decision to split some of its less profitable assets into a new Australian-listed company. Fellow gold miner Gold Fields (NYSE, JSE:GFI) also split its South African assets... Continue Reading

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6 Reasons a Gold IRA is For You

If you think you can rely on your 401(k) or other savings accounts, real estate, Social Security, or the government, think again. Owning diversified stocks and bonds may not be sufficient to protect your investment assets from downside risk. Research shows that adding physical gold to an investment portfolio consisting of stocks and bonds can increase protection and security against dangerous market risks. We’ve outlined six reasons why owning physical gold in your IRA, 401(K) or other retirement investment vehicles is still the best way... Continue Reading

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