Daylight is getting longer every day now.
Each March, the Spring Equinox marks the day in which daylight equals to night. The word equinox stems from the Latin words for “equal night”—aequus (equal) and nox (night).
Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. The earth awakens from its frozen wintry tundra and trees, flowers and gardens begin to bloom.
Spring is the perfect time for investors to plant seeds for growth in their portfolio too.
We assess 4 key market trends and offer insights.
- The Gold Trend Points Higher
Since August, gold has climbed 14%. Goldman Sachs recently upped its 12-month forecast for gold to $1,450. Gold is in an uptrend and there is more reward on the upside.
Investing in gold bullion offers investors a safe haven, a portfolio diversifier, an inflation hedge and a vehicle to grow your wealth. The trend is your friend.
Consider adding gold bullion to your portfolio now in order to take advantage of the rising price trend.
- Rare Coin Index Eased in March
The Rare Coin Values Index, which tracks the percent change in retail prices for 87 rare U.S. coins since January 2000, hit a new all-time high in January and then again in February. The index eased slightly in March, which marked only the third decline in the last 12 months.
The macro trend for rare coins remains solidly bullish. Investors of all kinds have been turning to rare coins for capital appreciation, diversification, non-correlation to stocks and as a hedge against inflation.
Consider adding a new coin to your portfolio now as the March pullback offers a great time to buy in the uptrend. Choose the rarest coin that you can afford. That could be a $2,000 coin or a $20,000 coin. It is the rarity factor that will maintain its strong long-term demand and price appreciation.
- Silver Is Cheap
The gold/silver ratio reflects the number of silver ounces it takes to buy an ounce of gold. The gold/silver ratio offers valuable insights to determine if one metal is over or undervalued versus the other. Historically, there have been only a few occasions that the gold-silver ratio traded above 80.
The gold/silver ratio stands at 85 right now. That signals that silver is dramatically undervalued and is a strong buy signal for the metal.
Consider the purchase of a monster box of American Silver Eagle coins.
- Invest your Tax Refund in Tangible Assets
If you find yourself with some extra funds from the IRS this spring, consider adding to your tangible assets portfolio.
You can diversify your tangible assets portfolio with the purchase of a new kind of bullion or coin. Well diversified portfolios include a mix of gold, silver bullion and rare coins.