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Gold: Not Just Another Commodity, A Safe-Haven in Times of Uncertainty

Mainstream media pundits, economists, and journalists alike love to lump gold in with other commodities. They put it in the same category as oil, copper, wheat, natural gas, and other things that come out of the ground. Gold historically attracts capital flows in ways that these other commodities do not. Gold is a superior safe-haven asset to own in times of financial duress and uncertainty.

Who Says Gold Lost Its Appeal As A Safe Haven Asset?

Until the new year, sentiment appeared poor & many gold bulls were finding it hard to stay optimistic. But after the price jump last week, large exchange-traded gold funds saw massive inflows, confirming a shift in investors’ attitude toward the precious metal. Over the long run, holding 2% to 10% of an investor’s portfolio in gold can improve portfolio performance.

The 6 Myths of Gold Explained

Here is how we respond to the myths of gold as propagated by some – Knowledge is power and educating yourself about gold is important if you wish to understand gold’s importance as financial insurance and as a safe haven asset in an uncertain world.

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