In my case, I hold most of my gold as GTU and PHYS and a little GLD in my IRAs. If it weren't for them being in IRAs I would probably have a lot more physical. Yes I know it's possible to hold physical in an IRA, but you can't keep it in your own possession. I don't like the schemes that are out there for holding physical in an IRA.

That said, to expound on Don's point, what we are attempting to do as paid iTulip members is make sure we get out in time. I don't know much of anything about the technicalities of the risks of gold instruments like PHYS etc, but I'm assuming they come into play in market collapses, not on the climb up. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. With EJ's guidance, we hope to be out before that happens.