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Adding Diversity to Retirement Investments

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Adding diversity to retirement investments is the key to weathering ups and downs in the market and greater overall economy. While some combination of stocks, bonds, and cash should probably make up the bulk of retirement portfolios, adding a few alternative asset classes can help keep balances up during traditional stock market downturns. ┬áThere are several types of alternative investments outside traditional stock and bond funds. Precious Metals Many investors consider precious metals to be an investment to hedge against inflation and an unstable economy. During recent recession years, gold and precious metals have certainly held their value while other investments were all over the charts. There are a few ways to invest in precious metals. If you have a vault or other secure storage space, bars and coins known as bullion can be purchased, but this is not always a practical solution for most investors due to the difficulty of transport. It also might be difficult to find a buyer if a quick sale was necessary. Probably the easiest way to add this type investment to your portfolio is by purchasing funds such as a gold IRA retirement account. Gold IRA’s can be new or established by rolling over ...

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