No Commissions. Not Ever.
Briaud has never worked for commissions, so the advice we give is entirely based on what we believe to be best for our clients. Many advisors and investment brokers are compensated by mutual fund or insurance companies, so it is difficult to know the motivations behind the investment advice given.
For more information about the fee-only, fiduciary model, please see our page on fee-only vs. fee-based.