If I were not a trader, and just live on some island and have beautiful ladies and such, i have read 25%U.S.stocks,25% in U.S. long term bond's,25% in cash, and 25% in gold. If you had done that from 1970, one would of had a near 10% annual return since 1971. However, thank's to fracking, and Mr Bernanke, I would revise that. 75% in U.S. stock's, and 25% in gold. But my 25% in the pm arena is in RGLD and SLW. They pay dividend's, vs holding the physical.gba
My 75% is in VIG. I like their theme. Actually my only trading is in the highly volative pm arena. If Mr. Bernanke changes his policy, however, I would sell VIG. Nobody like's to lose money. If the "punch bowl" is taken away, every person and his brother would sell.
As long as the "baltic dry index" is near record low's, i feel that the Federal Reserve will be our friend. There is little inflation, but too high of unemployment in the United State's. As mentioned before, my Veteran's Administration home loan is still "under water".gba