Make This Your First Rule of Investing

Make This Your First Rule of Investing

Psychology and finance overlap in some debatable ways. One way, technical analysis, in which traders attempt to analyze past prices and volume to determine the future, can be likened to palm reading. Another debate centers on the value of gold; "it is
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Your Questions About Investing In Gold

George asks…

Is investing in gold a smart decision right now?

And if so, is better to buy gold coins or gold bars? And which is more valuable 24k or 10k?

financi4 answers:

It really depends on what your portfolio looks like and how long until you retire. Diversification is important as is an asset allocation based upon your age and future expectations. Gold is a long term investment which will not provide a substantial return for several years. Actually I would say decades. Remember the saying…..buy low sell high. Well, right now it is really high.

If you do decide to invest in gold you may consider gold shares in a mining company or Gold SPDR shares. Physical gold does not pay dividends while your shares would. Also keep in mind the gold market is extremely volatile. It’s not for the weak stomached investor.

Without knowing your age, current investments, and value of your portfolio it’s really hard to say yes or no if this is a good idea. If you are young with a portfolio less than $100,000 I would consider ETF’s and skip your thoughts of gold. ETF’s are diversified and can provide a substantial rate of return. You will have ups and downs but if you pick the right one, it can payoff. In case you already haven’t, I would suggest contacting a investment agency for additional details.

Thomas asks…

How do you go about buying / Investing in Gold?

With the current world situation, I don’t want to buy stocks or Real Estate. How do I buy gold?

financi4 answers:

Buying the physical product is not “safer”…. It is (however) very expensive. Most experienced traders simply buy the ETF through their stock broker. No shipping fees, no storage costs & you can buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth for less than $15 in commissions.

The ETF for gold is: GLD

William asks…

Can someone explain to me how investing in gold works and why its a good idea and why its bad?

i dont like cash sitting around in my bank when it has little value in reality and i was thinking about investing in gold or silver. Can anyone tell me how it works and whats the difference between actually buying gold and buying the certificated for them and if how much money you pay for it and how much money you pay to sell it back to someone? or if someone can recommend a book that would be nice as well

financi4 answers:

I work for a mining operation in Alaska that specializes in gold and platinum. Investing in mining operations is the best way to maximize investments because you make money daily for years. In our case you would have the opportunity to make $1,000+ per day, $22,000 per month. Each day you can purchase a ounce of gold at 10% under the spot price of gold from us then you can turn around and sell it for spot price, and that is on top of your stock investment. If you have any other questions about investing in gold let me know!

Mel.blacksand@gmail.com

Charles asks…

Is there any chance that you will lose money in the long run investing in gold?

I heard that gold was a “sure thing” because it will be the only currency that can not crash, is this true, should I invest most of money in gold?

financi4 answers:

Definitely a good chance you could lose…..the current extremely high price makes purchase at this time ” shaky”…….world economies are showing signs of recovery….which could easily drop gold prices by hundreds of dollars… I doubt that it will ever return to under 1000, but buying at 1500 is dangerous.

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Investing to Belong: Equity Crowdfunding and Return on Investment

Investing to Belong: Equity Crowdfunding and Return on Investment

CraftFund's David Dupee writes in to explore the psychology that drives crowfunding. He specifically examines millennials' behavior and looks at BrewDog's "Equity for Punks" crowdfunding campaign.
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Test Your Investing Instincts-Kiplinger

Test Your Investing Instincts-Kiplinger

Think you're a smart investor? Put your instincts to the test.
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Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around the world are straining to fund their commitments to solve
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Sector Investing Much Smarter Than Trying To Guess What's Growth And Value

Sector Investing Much Smarter Than Trying To Guess What's Growth And Value

There has been much discussion about high correlations in the past few years and how hard it is to find distinct returns. What if there was a low-correlation strategy right under our noses the entire time? Based on research done by me and my colleague
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