When most people think of gold investing, they think of the actual physical possession of gold bars, coins, jewelry and the like. But there are many other ways you can hedge your portfolio with exposure to gold and precious metals. You can hold ‘paper gold,’ as well. Three of the most common vehicles for investing include…
Some people think it’s the greatest invention since the printing press. Others think it’s the biggest scam of all time. So what is bitcoin, really?
If you’re like most Americans, you’re contributing to an IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan that doesn’t allow investments in physical precious metals. If you want to diversify your holdings into “alternative assets” like gold and silver, you can either go at it yourself, or turn to a company that specializes in these gold IRA accounts.
Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in general are sparking a revolution in commerce. Many people turn to cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase to buy and sell crypto assets. In recent years, some have expressed interest in investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within a self-directed IRA.
Occasionally, we come across television, radio, and other assets promoting the sale of gold, silver and other precious metals for IRAs and other retirement accounts. These ads suggest that you can store these IRA-owned metals at your home.