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Investor Education: Investing in Precious Metals

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PostedAugust 21, 2019

Episode Summary

Host Ethan Astaneh, and Nicola Wealth Portfolio Manager Russil Lea explore investing in precious metals — a timely discussion as there has recently been an increase in discussions about gold and the price of gold.

Russil explains what you need to know about precious metals, which factors have led to the current performance of gold, which circumstances indicate that gold will do well, the risks associated with gold, whether or not gold takes center stage above other precious metals, and whether or not you should consider putting a significant portion of your wealth into precious metals.

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Guest Bio

Russil Lea

Russil joined Nicola Wealth in 2004. A dedicated student of Finance, Russil brings with him over a decade of experience working in the mutual fund and institutional management industries holding positions in risk management, quantitative research, and equities analysis.

Russil graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds a CFA designation.

For his full bio, visit: www.nicolawealth.local/our-team/russil-lea

About The Host - Ethan Astaneh

Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including: retirement income planning, business succession and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer.

For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.local/Our-Team/Ethan-Astaneh


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