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

Published 15th July 2009

Categories: Investment, Reserve asset management

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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.