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Why Gold is a Poor Inflation Hedge

Why Gold is a Poor Inflation Hedge

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When you think of gold's role in a portfolio, most would immediately say it is for hedging against inflation. However, new research shows that gold is only a good hedge for inflation over very long periods, such as decades or centuries. In normal time horizons, say one to five years, it is a very weak hedge, and equities have performed much better. Now this is not to say gold cannot be a good asset class in its own right, just that its traditional role should be rethought.

FINSUM : If gold is really a poor inflation hedge, then investors and their advisors need to think very carefully about how they conceptualize it within their portfolios.

  • gold
  • inflation
  • equities
  • rates

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