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Be Cautious When Investing in Gold

Gold might be in the headlines, but should it be in your portfolio? It has been hard to go about your daily routine in the last year without being overwhelmed with news about gold. It seems like it’s everywhere: TV, radio, billboards, pop-up ads, magazine covers, and talk shows. I even saw a guy on the street corner with a sign exclaiming, “We’ll Buy Your Gold Now!” While some folks…

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Don’t Pay Attention to the Gold Bugs

Gold, on an inflation-adjusted basis, has not reached the same peak it achieved in 1980. You’ve heard the term “gold bug.” It’s used to describe someone who is bullish on the bright, shiny, heavy yellow metal that is part of the commodities asset class. Gold bugs concern me. Here’s why: They always seem to feel that the world is coming to an end and as a result, believe a huge…

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