How Does Gold Perform During Recessions ?

Investors tend to seek safe haven assets during periods of economic contractions.During the last three recessions, gold easily outperformed stocks and also bonds as shown in the chart below: click to enlarge Source: The pros and cons of gold, Blackrock Related ETF: SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) Disclosure: No Positions

Is Gold Better Than Other Assets Over The Very Long Term?

Gold has outperform ed other assets during some periods in the past. Usually when investors look for safe haven such as during bear markets they tend to flock to gold. However during most time when equity markets are “normal” or in growth mode, gold has lagged other assets. Over the really long term gold has …

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Gold Beat Stocks So Far This Century

Gold is an important asset class to own in a portfolio. However how much gold one should hold depends on an individual risk tolerance, goal and other factors. Regardless of the percentage of allocation, there are a few points to remember about investing in gold. Unlike stocks or bonds gold does not produce periodic income. …

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After Years Of Under-performance Will Gold Rise This Year?

Gold prices closed at $1,312.30 an ounce yesterday. The yellow metal has been an average to poor performer over many years now. In fact, after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 gold soared to sky-high levels with predictions of reaching over $5,000 an ounce, However that never came true. According to a recent post by Nicholas …

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