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by valve
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Gold continues to soar!
Replies: 256
Views: 15592

Re: Gold continues to soar!

I would get into physical gold [actually I'm a history buff so always fascinated with coins ] but I feel like we have to pay extra to keep them safe so it seems your thoughts ? Yes, there are costs in storage, hassle, transportation. It's a long-tail hedge that has costs of ownership, but I like th...
by valve
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Gold continues to soar!
Replies: 256
Views: 15592

Re: Gold continues to soar!

Has anyone tried DCA into gold ETF over 5 yrs or longer? No, but I've been DCAing into physical since 2014 or so. It was before I was even interested in investing, I started more out of paranoia after reading a book on the Fed lol. I think a lot of gold/silver stackers start like me. But, I buy som...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: New investor looking for some advice

I recently upped my asset allocation to 5% gold, as a hedge. Conceptually I'm not a fan of it as an investment, it doesn't do anything nor produce any income. Nonetheless it seems to have held up as a store of value for centuries and has a long history of people flocking to it in times of crisis. T...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: New investor looking for some advice

Welcome to the forum. For better suggestions we need more information .Please see this for information needed and format: "Asking Portfolio Questions" . Please simply add this to your original post using the edit button (the pencil icon near the upper right corner of your post), it helps a lot if a...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: New investor looking for some advice

Almost everybody here is going to recommend: - save as much as you reasonably can - invest as much as you reasonably can in tax advantaged accounts (401k, IRA, Roth, HSA) - invest exclusively in low cost index funds and ETFS, including target date funds. In terms of wanting advice on individual sto...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: New investor looking for some advice

Welcome to the forum. A couple things come to mind after reading your post. 1. I'd suggest you move your account(s) away from Robinhood. I'd suggest Vanguard, Fidelity, or Schwab. I use Vanguard. See link: https://themargins.substack.com/p/robinhood-and-how-to-lose-money 2. 35% BRK.B This is a mist...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: New investor looking for some advice

valve, welcome to the forum. How do I get started with taking investing seriously? To get started, Getting started - Bogleheads is one good place. Hi, thank you! Yes, I have read through that and also read The Little Book of Common Sense investing. That's what led me here, was googling Mr. Bogle an...
by valve
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: New investor looking for some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 610

New investor looking for some advice

Cheese: ~200k in a "high yield" savings account, now only earning 1% :/ ~30k in checking, earning basically nothing ~20k in a robinhood account, in BRK.B, VOO, VXUS ~15k in physical gold and silver (I buy small amounts randomly since ~2013 or 14, I need to re-calculate at current prices) ~10k in cr...