Physical precious metals have a long history of being viewed as a store of value during times of economic and geopolitical turmoil.
For those investors back in 1956, who bought one ounce of gold for 35 dollars, however, they could have sold that same ounce today for over $1700 – an increase of 4,757%.
Many savvy investors still consider physical precious metals, particularly gold, as a hedge against inflation.
Our quarterly ITV report examines the performance of precious metals vs. other major asset classes during the first quarter of 2022.
As geopolitical and economic uncertainty continue to rule the news cycle, investors remain cautious about ensuring that they are not overexposing their portfolios to the perils of increasing market volatility.
Physical precious metals have a long and storied history as a hedge against inflation, times of geopolitical uncertainty, and times of economic uncertainty.
Many analysts feel that precious metals, particularly silver, are currently undervalued, particularly given their increasing role in medicine and technology.
The key to profitability through the ownership of physical precious metals is to acquire the physical product and hold it for the long term.
Savvy investors have long-ago taken steps to diversify their portfolios so that they have a better chance of surviving any market corrections that may take place in equities or real estate.
As businesses prepare for the eventuality of new restrictions and shutdowns, many investors continue purchasing physical precious metals to shield their portfolios from inflation.