Most people are. They tend to be very protective of what they want to 'sell'. For instance, a Unit Trust (UT) Agent will definitely say that their UT portfolio is the best. An Insurance agent will say the same to their products.
As for myself, I have not said that Gold Bars & Silver Bars should solely be your assets. I was saying that Gold & Silver should be considered as one of your investment portfolio. Many people have not been aware of this opportunity. They took wrong moves by not asking the correct questions to the correct person. They buy jewelleries, thinking that Gold & Silver Investment is buying jewelleries. They shopped at jewellery shops and get discounted (sometimes up to 25%-30%) when they wanted to sell.
You can actually gain about 23% per annum with physical gold. But you have to be smart doing it. See the forecast here.
Shayne McGuire in his book "Hard Money : Taking Gold to a higher Investment Level", a moderate-risk investor should have 5 - 9% investment in Gold & Silver. A high-risk investor can have up to 25% - 30% Gold & Silver Investment.
HOW NOT TO BE BIAS IN YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS?
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