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Why & How to Hedge Growing Risks by Diversifying with Gold Investment

Equity has been going up. It’s been ingrained now that you’ve got to buy the dips & again. And there’s going to be a lot of crying happening in those markets if and when those markets show an extended period of volatility. The beauty about precious metals, gold in particular, is that the longtime correlation to equities is near zero. And as such, it’s a diversifier.

Gold Never Changes, It's The World Around It That Does

To understand how the price of gold is affected relative to risk assets, we foremost need to understand how risk assets move. When fear is low, investors may embrace “risk assets,” including stocks and junk bonds. When fear comes back to the market, ‘risk assets’ tend to under-perform as investors reduce their exposure & move to a ‘safe haven’ asset – Gold.

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