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Is Gold A Good Portfolio Diversifier and/or Inflation Hedge?

While gold has traditionally been seen as a tactical way to help preserve wealth during market corrections, times of geopolitical stress or persistent dollar weakness, we think there is a case to be made for gold as a core diversifying asset with a long-term strategic role in multi-asset portfolios...as gold’s historically low or negative correlation with most other asset classes argues in its favor...This article looks at how gold-backed assets have behaved over time as a portfolio diversifier, tail risk hedge and inflation hedge.

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Does gold really serve as an inflation hedge?

The traditional motive behind investing in gold is as a hedge against inflation but the hedge properties of gold are increasingly questioned. In fact, its role as an inflation hedge is perhaps the most debated and ambiguous issue in the financial press and academic literature. This article analyzes all the research and puts forth a convincing conclusion.

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Should A Significant Portion of Your Portfolio Be In Gold?

If you had invested in gold in 2004 you would have earned about 10.4%, annualized. I am writing this article, though, to say that you should not consider gold to be a good long-term investment and you should not have a significant proportion of your portfolio in gold. Let me explain.

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Gold is Not a Buy-and-Hold Investment

If the past 30 years are any indication, gold does not constitute an attractive investment over the long term. Moreover, in times of economic recovery, the return on gold falls well short of the return on the stock market. Read More »

Will Copper Replace Gold as World's "Most Valuable" Metal?

I am convinced that we are still relatively early in a secular commodity bull market. In fact, with the modernization of Chindia and numerous other less-developed nations, I expect this bull market will be one for the record books. Fundamental demand coupled with inflation will push resource prices to unimaginable heights. Words: 805

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