Gold Is Cheap Again: 5 Ways to Get It Into Your Portfolio

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More than nearly any other investment, gold inspires strong opinions among investors.

On one hand, superinvestor Warren Buffett has said that buying gold merely locks up your money in an asset that in his words is "neither of much use nor procreative."

On the other side of the coin you have advocates arguing that gold is the best choice to preserve purchasing power when central banks are pouring huge amounts of money into the world financial system, posing a threat to the value of ordinary currencies.

The debate over gold will never end, but what's indisputable is that gold prices rose more than 600 percent from mid-1999 to mid-2011, topping out around $1,900 an ounce, but have fallen by about $300 an ounce in the two years since.

If you're inclined to take advantage of what gold bugs might call a bargain opportunity, here are five ways you can add gold exposure to your investment portfolio.



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tunalift

Gold just tricky for people who aren't familiar.
http://www.empowernetwork.com/siojin/blog/why-monex-gold-prices-is-a-scam/

September 09 2013 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ronsjigslures123

Who can afford gold if they are and average worker in this country no one, so its being bought by the high paying wage earners and that no. is coming down fast. Now silver on the other hand isn,t much of a risk, if the little guy just starts buying a few silver coins a month, even if only 10 put them in secure place, even cheap safty deposit boxes the bank ( the government will never take silver ) its used in goods and medical stuff. Over time it will be worth a lot more that you paid for it, its a lot better than a savings account with no interest, or some of these other investment plans for the small guy to try to make some cash. A half dollar that us old timers used as pocket change and buy stuff with up to 1964 was worth 50 cents each, now the same half buck is worth approx. $9.00 today in silver content. Not a bad trade off 50 cents then and cane sell the same coin any where for 9 bucks, and that is at today 22.50 a oz.. Silver will never go way back to the 6,7,8 buck mark, its used in to many products and they are using more and finding out new stuff. So buy a few coins what even you can stand and put them away, they will grow in value.

June 05 2013 at 1:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elisa_iemmola

gold

April 10 2013 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jthunder32

Leave it to a women they are the worlds greatest gold diggers I be like Pres Clinton, sitting on a couch and being served by a women.

March 17 2013 at 10:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

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March 16 2013 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
donhellbound

don't buy gold let it go were diamond's went.

March 15 2013 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maceandemma

Gold is not a bargain. Nice try.

March 15 2013 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
captrbauer

Here's a gold bug trying to stimulate price growth. This meteoric rise up in price occurred only in the last 8 years. Gold was selling in the $300's per ounce range as late as 2004.

Gold was $225 per ounce in 1979, then began to rise . It rose to $850 an ounce in Jan. 1980 and was back in the $300's by 1982.

Granted, this most recent run up has lasted longer but, we can all expect it to go down as we're seeing now, even with the threat of inflation looming.

March 15 2013 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply