It’s mentioned often how central banks are one of the pillars of support when it comes to gold prices. JP Morgan’s analysis recently said that global gold investment has reached the highest level since 2012, and it wasn’t that long ago that it would have been strange to find an active central banker talking about gold.
Geopolitical, economic, and environmental uncertainty can be expected to continue in the near term. Astute investors continue to seek out alternative investments for their portfolios to aid in diversifying them away from overexposure to any single asset class.
Major banks are facing one of the biggest regulatory overhauls since the financial crisis, setting up a clash over the amount of capital that they must set aside to weather the tumult.
1. Federal Reserve officials are rethinking their view that wage gains are fueling inflation, a key intellectual shift that bolsters the case for a pause in their tightening campaign this week. Until recently, many top policymakers at the U.S. central bank maintained that the road to lower inflation ran through the job market. The idea…
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.