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Stock Market Meltdown - Real Test for Gold & Cryptocurrencies

The real test for gold and the cryptocurrencies is going to come when the stock market enters bear-market territory. Gold provided a solid safe-haven during earlier financial crisis & will likely do so again. Bitcoin and Ethereum have the potential to do so, but they are unproven and carry additional risks. It all comes down to your risk tolerance. Do you want to shoot for the moon or want stability?

High Uncertainty Makes This Completely Certain: High Gold Prices

Gold prices tend to fare well when there is a lot of uncertainty around. In today’s environment where you have got a lot of uncertainty, taking a bit of money off the table and putting it into something that will protect you, seems to make sense. Gold is a safe haven asset and in times of trouble it does tend to deliver the kind of insurance qualities that people look to it for.

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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