dualstow wrote:StdDeviant wrote:My answer: No, gold's markup does not bother me at all. It's very, very small. And insignificant.
Here's my take on it (posted in another thread, so I'll just post the link):
I was just reading that post. You make a compelling case for coins.
Thanks, dualstow. Certainly not original ideas on my part. If you haven't read Rowland & Lawson's book "The Permanent Portfolio," I highly recommend it. The most ubiquitous 1 oz. gold coins available are the #1 recommended way of owning gold. I don't own much this way YET. IRAs don't
make owning gold in any form other than an ETF very easy. But knowing I can try to fend off the zombies with a few American Eagles (and some 1/10 oz. Eagles as well) in my pocket gives me a tiny sliver more hope than carrying a thumb drive with my Quicken backup or a printout of my most recent Fidelity statement.