In the current economic and geopolitical environment, savvy investors have continued efforts to ensure that their investment portfolios are sufficiently diversified against the effects of inflation, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical tensions.
Many investors have included physical precious metals as part of their diversification plans, given their long history as a hedge against both inflation and times of economic turmoil.
As 2022 begins, the two key concerns that are likely to continue to affect markets and increase volatility remain the ongoing pandemic, and rampant inflation.
1. Due to the timing of the holiday season this year, there will be back-to-back shortened trading weeks. As the end of the year approaches, trading in most markets can be expected to become light and news will likely turn towards the usual year-end summaries. 2. For the week ending December 18, the seasonally adjusted…
As volatility in equity markets and crypto markets continues to surge, savvy investors have taken steps to ensure that their portfolios are diversified in order to avoid overexposure to a downturn in any single market sector.
Many analysts feel that precious metals, particularly silver, are currently undervalued, particularly given their increasing role in medicine and technology.
Many such investors view temporary price dips in precious metals as nothing more than buying opportunities that allow them to acquire additional physical product for their portfolios whenever price dips.
As inflation indicators have continued to climb, many investors have returned to acquiring physical precious metals whenever buying opportunities in the form of temporary price dips present themselves.
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.