When markets are unstable and we see rapid-fire selloffs, investors retreat to gold and silver – considered safe haven investments. With changes to the tax code and 401k contributions on the horizon, investors are questioning how they can better protect their retirement.
Charles Thorngren, CEO of Noble Gold Investments, sat down with C-Suite TV to share his insights on how investors can diversify their portfolios by investing in gold and silver, thus offsetting inflation and strengthening their purchasing power.
The 2 percent inflation rate the government considers as ‘acceptable’ each year may not seem like much, but it adds up over the course of a lifetime. In fact, investors will face an estimated 60 percent loss of investment power due to inflation before they hit retirement. Investing in precious metals is one of the only ways to mitigate the risks – it ensures portfolio diversification and protects investors’ purchasing power in when the dollar is weak.
Purchasing power extends beyond the number of zeros in an account – it’s about how far your assets can go in procuring goods and services. Because gold and other precious metals are essentially the anti-currency, they are not affected by inflation in the long term. As currency valuations change over time, precious metals offset the negative effects on the purchasing power of an investor’s portfolio.
To learn more about investing in precious metals, combating inflation and diversifying your portfolio, download our free Gold & Silver Investment guide.