Including Gold in Your Portfolio

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gold expert Scott Carter discusses why having a diversified portfolio makes sense and how to determine if owning gold should be part of your portfolio. This series also discusses what types of gold you can own and when is the best time to buy gold.

    Scott Carter: Hi! I am Scott Carter with Goldline. I hear from people everyday who are concerned about the economy, unemployment and future inflation. These are hard working everyday people who want to diversify their portfolio and plan for the future. But they don't know what to do or where to turn.

    It's no secret that having a diversified portfolio makes a lot of sense. You see, having a mix of assets may help spread out your risk, and that's why many people add gold to their portfolio. With so many options, it's hard to know who to call or where to start. In this series, we will review important information about acquiring gold to help you determine if it's right for you. We will go over the benefits of owning gold, why it's referred to as a safe heaven asset, and a potential hedge against inflation, and why more and more people are including gold in their portfolios? But once you have made the decision to own gold, we will also discuss why many people choose to acquire physical gold. Many people prefer owning a physical asset instead of a paper asset. You will see that owning gold is easy, and I will answer the questions I get asked most. Is it too late to own gold? How much gold should be in my portfolio? How long should I hold on to it? Lastly, we will review the critical factors you should look for when deciding on a company to work with when buying gold. You want a reliable and reputable company to acquire gold and other precious metals. There is a lot of great information to get you started acquiring gold. My hope is that at the end of this series, you will have a better understanding of why thousands of people have chosen gold as a part of their diversified portfolio.

    Before we begin the series, let me tell you a little bit about Goldline. Goldline was founded in 1960 and is one of the largest companies providing precious metals to collectors and investors in the United States. We are headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with more than 300 employees and we have annual revenues exceeding 750 million. Now let's get started.