Hi, I'm trying to replicate as close as possible an “all weather portfolio” in my Vanguard rollover account (allocation graphic below).
One question I had, how do you emulate exposure to gold and commodities? The minimum amount for Vanguard Materials Index Fund (VMIAX) is $100k… it'll be a while before I get there.
Also second question. I'm trying to consolidate all accounts under one login to the extent possible. I'm considering shutting down my Ameritrade brokerage account and moving it over to Vanguard. Does anyone currently do this and how do they like the service?
Thank you in advance.
Vanguard ETF: VAW is a materials ETF which should act similar to the fund.
I don't know your age but if you have a long time before retirement, try something like an 80/20 (stock/bond) portfolio instead of a 45/55 (stock/bond). I personally do not invest in commodities and gold and just stick to stocks, bonds, and REITs.