Should you or should you not invest in gold is one of those never-ending debates that will most likely rage on till the end of time. Here’s a really nice piece by the smart folk at Blackrock, which runs one of the biggest gold ETFs.
- Historically, gold has been a diversifying compliment to a traditional stock and bond portfolio throughout market cycles.
- In the deepest draw-downs of the past three recessions, gold has outperformed all other asset classes, when investors again tend to flock to “safe-haven” assets.
- Though the market currently sees little prospect for inflation, investors who wish to add an asset that offers a potential inflation hedge should consider gold.