Why Add Gold to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Gold has many benefits. Apart from the tremendous monetary value of the precious metal (that has actually been a currency for historically even longer than one of the oldest currencies – being the British currency which has over 1,000 years on it, but gold has over 3,000 years), what many people do not know is that gold also has healing values.
First, gold has healing properties. 24 karat gold has been proven to heal wounds and control infections. Indeed, historically it was believed that it possessed an energy which could bring powerful vibrations to the body to aid healing. It can also regulate body temperature as well as improve blood circulation.
Second, gold is extremely widely-used for making jewelry, often chosen over other precious metals. It does not react with atmospheric moisture which means it is not subject to rusting. It is also classic, comes in a variety of designs and is thus good for people of all ages.
Third, gold is often seen as a status symbol and is hence often used for marriage proposals in engagement rings. As a market value, it is always on the rise due to its well-entrenched reputation and value since prehistoric times.
Fourth, there are many varieties of gold including: yellow, white and pink, so based on preferences one can enjoy gold at any stage of life. Often yellow gold is more suited to older women whereas the youngster may select white gold (which looks like silver) for their jewels.