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Gold as a source of collateral

This report investigates the nascent use for gold as collateral for central counterparty clearing in the Global OTC markets. It examines the unique characteristics of gold which make it an ideal form of collateral.

Sectors: Investment

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Gold: a commodity like no other

This report examines gold's role in the portfolio for diversified investors who may already have an allocation to commodities. It shows that gold's physical attributes and functional characteristics set it apart from other commodities. This analysis shows that the effect of gold on a diversified portfolio cannot be replicated by a commodity basket alone.

Sectors: Investment

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Gold: hedging against tail risk

This report shows that gold does not only help to increase expected risk-adjusted returns in a portfolio but can also significantly mitigate the potential for wealth to be eroded by extreme events, as evidenced by statistical analysis of tail risk scenarios. Investors who do not hold gold or view it purely as a temporary safe haven asset are failing to harness its full potential to protect wealth.

Sectors: Investment

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Gold as a tactical inflation hedge and long-term strategic asset

This report examines the relative performance of four traditional inflation hedges, namely TIPs, real estate, commodities, and gold over three historical periods. In two of these three scenarios, gold proved more effective than commodities, real estate and TIPS. The report also finds a strategic case for gold in the portfolio of an investor that already holds TIPS, thanks to the additional diversification benefits gold brings to a portfolio.

Sectors: Investment