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I am becoming more pleased that I chose to use the Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. I will likely move more assets into them. It certainly makes investing much simpler.
Are you aware of the advisory service and automated withdrawal service attached to Intelligent portfolio? It offers more than just portfolio management I'm finding out. Going to a couple seminars to learn more in the next couple months.
How did your robo portfolio react over recent drop in stocks compared to your other portfolio ?
I think 3-5% of one's wealth is completely reasonable and have been preaching such around here for longer than I care to think.
Ted mentioned CEF and that's probably the easiest way to cover this square. Unless it's a tax deferred or exempt acct, you want to avoid the bullion ETF's like the plague. Their gains are taxed as collectibles at 28%. CEF is not.
There are also those that recommend that for one's bullion holdings you use the real thing. Not that hard, really. A roll of American Gold Eagles is about 2" tall by 1" square and can be hidden in the oatmeal box. At $1400 per oz., that's about 28K. Silver? Buy a 100 oz. bar and paint it black and use it as a door stop. Or start collecting some nice bling that's not designer label (i.e. plain vanilla gold jewelry bought by gram weight).
just some thoughts,
and so it goes,