PressReleaseLeader - January 4, 2013 - Boston, MA, January 04, 2013 - The fact that gold prices have fallen off slightly in the past month should not put off alternative investors, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Instead, now could be a great time to buy up gold before prices rise once more.
The price of gold dropped to a low of less than $1,670 per ounce, from around $1,750 an ounce a month ago, according to the latest figures. The drop was attributed largely to two large sell-offs of gold reserves and this has got tongues wagging about the possible reasons for the sell-offs.
“With prices a bit lower than they have been of late and long-term fundamentals for the precious metals still strong, now is a great time to take advantage of the bargain price and add gold to your portfolio” stated AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
Investors who have no gold exposure at the moment can benefit from the popularity of gold as a result of ongoing volatility in the stock markets, low confidence in paper money and low interest rates. All these factors add up to a good outlook for this alternative investment, and for alternative investments in general, claims AAA.
In terms of the allocation for gold or silver investments, around 5 per cent has long been the recommended level of exposure. AAA claims that although gold is a good bet, other asset classes, such as forestry can help investors to generate returns from actual growth of an asset, rather than the faith-based returns one hopes for when investing in precious metals.
“Investing in an asset like timberland is great because you can actually watch your asset physically grow,” added Mr Johnson.
“Forestry investment is truly flexible – If the market isn’t looking too hot when you come to sell your timber, just leave it growing for a little longer until prices improve.”
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