There are many benefits to holding physical gold in your investment portfolio. The physical ownership of the gold puts you, the owner, as sole controller of your investment. You are not tied down to any low interest rates, volatile banking, or turbulent stock markets. Purchasing physical gold can protect your wealth against these factors. Physically owning this timeless commodity will provide you with your personal insurance against a faltering world economy. Holding a percentage of physical gold and bullion will further diversify your investment portfolio, and this dynamic holding allows for flexibility and control over your purchase of this precious metal.