Precious Metals and the Balancing Act

by Lear Capital EditorialApril 13, 2016

Why Buy Silver?

As an investor, why should you buy precious metals? The market right now is demonstrating pitch perfectly the case we’ve been making for precious metals and portfolio balance.

The market really can be quite the balancing act these days. While it would be great to have all assets in your portfolio continually going up all the time, we know that just doesn’t happen. For ideal balance you need “contra assets”- that is, assets that move opposite the market, so that when several sectors plunge at the same time, you have something that surges. Assets that move counter to the market even out those valleys and help you sleep a little better at night.

That is just what gold and silver are doing right now. The dollar is at an 8 month low, while gold is at a three week high. Even more exciting is silver’s story right now. Silver is at its highest since October and is narrowing the gap in the gold-silver ratio.

You also have to have a sense of when to buy silver. January of this year would have been perfect timing, and if you bought then, you’re happy right now. But if you didn’t, it’s not too late. Global markets are jittery. There are worries about sluggish earnings reports and the IMF lowered its outlook for global growth this week. All of that is weakening the dollar and making things like gold bullion or silver eagles a great buy.

At Lear Capital, we believe we are the best place to buy silver because of the time and effort we put into excellent customer service and educating our clients. Call us today if the time is right for you to buy gold or precious metals.

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