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Gold is Getting Old

|Includes: Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD), SLV

First off, I would like to say thank you to all my readers, old and new, for joining me in my series: In The Financial Loop. As an independent fee-only financial advisor and President of John Stanley Financial, I routinely meet with clients whose main concern is the preservation and security of their portfolio. Many people ask, “Should I have all my money in cash or invest in precious metals? Should I bury my money in the back yard?” In this article, I would like to address both things that you should be weary of and some time tested strategies that typically remain the same throughout all market conditions.

Specifically many clients want to know, “Should I be holding gold and other precious metals? What percentage of my portfolio should include these assets?” Basically their question is, “Is gold getting old?” Well maybe not old yet. If you have read any of my previous blogs or watched my linked videos, they offer a far more compelling story for the large increase in inflation. To catch up, the articles and videos can both be read and viewed here. This again is not a radical statement because inflation typically will average at least three percent a year (SOURCE). Even if there is more to come of this cyclical bear market, the short term interest rates certainly should not remain at the current levels.

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Disclosure: Long VT, TZA, ALTI, ABK, GRAN, GPR, FNMA, LVLT, SIRI, SLV Open order HL