The U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in August, while unemployment unexpectedly increased as the labor market continued to show signs of cooling, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Friday.
Many investors have continued adding physical precious metals into their portfolios for this purpose whenever temporary price dips have afforded them the option to do so at a relative discount.
Investors continue to take advantage of temporary price dips to add additional physical precious metals into their investment portfolios in hopes that it will aid in their diversification efforts.
Many analysts have returned to the viewpoint that a well-diversified investment portfolio should include an allocation of physical precious metals.
Physical precious metals have a long and storied history of being viewed as hedges against times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty.
Physical precious metals have a long and storied history as a hedge against inflation, times of geopolitical uncertainty, and times of economic uncertainty.
In the stock market’s four worst bear markets, ones that included a major second leg down, the gold price has risen every time.
Could it happen again?
By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver and Adviser for Strategic Wealth Preservation. If you didn’t catch it, gold has passed the S&P 500 in year-to-date performance. Through August 12, gold is up 18.1%, while the S&P has risen 13.8%. Silver is nipping its heels, now up 10.2% YTD. But what is perhaps more significant is…