Conventional investors often claim that you need gold in your portfolio as a hedge against inflation. Today, we look at if gold really is a good hedge against inflation and other potential benefits.
Inflation is measured using the consumer price index, which is a measurement of a basket of household goods. The problem is that there isn’t much of a statistical relationship between the two.
Gold does provide benefit in a portfolio as a tool for diversification. It is a liquid product and is easily tradable. If we were to hold gold in our portfolio, we would have realized variable results historically. We can improve our performance byagainst our position and improving our basis.
Tune in to hear Tom and Tony discuss gold's place in your portfolio!