Recommended Gold/silver ratio on a portfolio

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#1 Thu, Nov 15, 2012 - 8:06am
Joined: Oct 31, 2012

Recommended Gold/silver ratio on a portfolio


Not sure if this is the right subtopic but here it goes. Right now I have been holding only physical gold for about 3 years. I have been storing it at my parents' and myself live in a rental with friends. My parents are going to separate so I want to move my gold.

I was thinking about selling my physical gold when we would reach a new high (euro terms), then use the money to buy back gold at (hopefully) lower price that would cover premium at and have them store it for me. I could also store it at my bank ofcourse but I am a little skeptical about that.

Now as I currently have only gold I was thinking I should mix things up with silver aswell.

What do you guys think I should do storage-wise and ratio wise?

Edited by: pidgin on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:30am
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - 1:55pm
Motley Fool
Joined: Nov 13, 2012

Any gold an institution or

Any gold an institution or bank holds for you becomes a promise to return gold to you should things go south. Would you trust such a promise?

Gold all the way for me.

- my 2 cents.

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - 7:49pm
Joined: Aug 8, 2011


If you don't hold it, you don't own it. I wouldn't trust any institution to hold you gold. I'd look for some other place to store it. If it was me, it wouldn't sell it either.

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 - 9:21am
Joined: Jan 27, 2012

my two cents

hello there!

here's my humble opinion:

1) you really want to avoid counter party risk. Don't take the saying "if you don't hold it, you don't own it" too lightly.

2) do not sell. don't try chasing tops and bottoms.

3) here's where motley fool and myself have very different views:

i have roughly 10.000 times more silver than gold. This ratio WILL change as the gold/silver ratio will go towards 20.

Sat, Nov 24, 2012 - 8:53pm
Mr. Fix
Joined: Jun 8, 2012

My personal gold and silver ratio.

I may be the only one here who for a variety of reasons tends to keep the mix at about 50/50. (Current dollar price.)
For me, it has a lot to do with preservation of wealth.

All of my savings are in gold and silver. I only by American gold and silver eagles.

Being able to turn them back into Fiat at a moments notice is an issue for me. As time goes by, I may see good reason to change that ratio,

Currently, I would agree that silver is a better buy right now.

However, my next purchase will be gold eagles simply because I have an overabundance of silver at the moment.

When the shit finally hits the fan, it's a crapshoot as to what will be worth what.

Therefore, I want to have as many options available as possible.

Long-term, I know both will be worth considerably more than they are now.

Keep stacking folks.

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 - 8:11pm
old tradesman
Joined: Oct 12, 2012

all silver

but i buried the map! oldtimerz sucks!