Investor Education: Investing in Precious Metals


PODCAST August 21, 2019


Show 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.


Key Takeaways:

[:29] About today’s episode with guest, Russil Lea.

[:57] Ethan welcomes Russil on the podcast.

[1:01] What exactly is a precious metal?

[2:02] Which companies are involved in the precious metals space?

[2:48] Which asset classes does precious metals fit into?

[3:50] What are the factors that have led to the performance of gold and the outlook going forward?

[6:10] What circumstances indicate that gold will do well?

[8:00] The risk and the role of gold in today’s economy.

[11:16] Investing in gold vs. investing in gold companies.

[12:30] Does gold take the center stage above other precious metals (such as silver, platinum, etc.)?

[13:03] Russil gives his thoughts on Ray Dalio’s recent LinkedIn post entitled “Paradigm Shifts” where he makes the case for gold as an investment.

[14:58] Does Russil think we should be putting a significant portion of our wealth into precious metals (particularly gold), as Ray Dalio suggests?


Mentioned in this Episode:

Precious metal

“Paradigm Shifts” by Ray Dalio


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.com/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.com/Our-Team/Ethan-Astaneh



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