Since roughly 10% of the people living in the world are over the age of 60, it’s very important that all of these people have their retirement set up properly and one of the ways to do that is to have a gold retirement account.
The main type of gold retirement account you want to have is a gold IRA account that is either a traditional account or a self-directed Roth IRA.
These are the types of accounts that will allow you to hold actual physical gold as part of your investment portfolio as opposed to gold related stocks or ETFs.
The gold stocks and gold ETFs are very risky and they really don’t present you with any major real world value the same way that the physical gold commodity does.
You’re basically going to be trading just like any other investor if you’re buying only gold stocks and gold ETFs instead of actual physical gold bars or gold bullion coins.
We all know just how risky the stock market and the commodities market are right now since they have been so volatile over the last few years.
You just can’t trust that solid investments will actually go according to the way they would usually trend because it seems like the rulebook has been completely thrown out the window and even good companies tend to lose value for no reason right now.
But the major difference is that a gold retirement account in the form of a gold IRA account will allow you to own gold and other precious metals in the physical form, which historically will continue to rise during these rough economic times.