Diversify your portfolio
You’ll need to diversify your portfolio. This means investing in different types of assets, like stocks and bonds (and even gold). Diversification is not a guarantee against loss, but it can help spread your risk.
You can also consider adding alternative investments such as real estate or collectibles like coins and stamps to your portfolio.
It’s easy to move your funds.
You may transfer your traditional IRA assets to a Roth IRA, but you’ll pay income tax on any earnings during the year you do so (see our article on converting an old 401(k) to an IRA). This is generally not worth doing unless: (1) The account has become so large that it’s difficult for you to manage or (2) You think that future tax rates will be higher than current rates.
You can keep an eye on your money.
An online gold IRA account gives you the ability to monitor your investment 24/7, allowing you to make changes as needed. You don’t have to wait for a quarterly or annual statement; instead, with an online account, you can watch the value of your investment change in real time as it happens. You can sell whenever you want and add money when it fits into your budget.