Precious Metals, Agriculture, Commodities, and Energy
Historically these have outperformed during times of high inflation
As I have mentioned over and over in my writings and podcasts, the size and scope of the economic problems facing America are breathtaking. And, in my opinion, these problems will result in widespread inflation. Several years ago, in an effort to develop my own investment strategy to weather the coming inflation, I designed something now known as the P.A.C.E. investment philosophy. P.A.C.E. is a simple acronym that stands for: P= Precious Metals, A= Agriculture, C=Commodities, E= Energy. Historical data demonstrates that these four asset classes, also known as hard assets, have performed extremely well during times of inflation. These hard assets are tangible investments that you can physically touch and handle. We have been focused on these areas for several years, and the overall returns have been stellar. Of course, no investment goes up in a straight line. Our strategy has been to add aggressively to our positions during periods when the assets have declined in price.
Since 2007, I have been urging those who are concerned about America’s economic woes to consider diversifying their investments into these areas.
Before proceeding to the next step, be sure that you:
|– Consider investing a portion of your investment dollars with inflation-protection in mind.||– Consider having a base of physical precious metals before investing in gold and silver funds or mining stocks.|
When you have examined this step, you are now ready to advance to the next step of Level Four which is to avoid overweighting in one particular investment area.