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Can Gold Be Considered The Best Inflation Hedge?

By Jack Wogan

Nowadays, more and more investors around the world choose to put their money in gold forms such as gold bullion or gold bars. This doesnt happen due to the myth which revolves around gold but due to the fact that it can be considered an international market. What is more, through the decades, its price has seen a continuous slow but certain rise, without serious turbulences and as we all know, this precious yellow metal is easy to find almost anywhere around the globe.

The first thing to be mentioned is that this valuable metal has not lost its value as a store of wealth throughout the years. When it comes to capital, gold can be considered to be a safe haven if we look at it in comparison to, lets say, the U.S. dollar. The last two decades have not been a very good period for the latter, as it has declined considerably in its value while gold has met a constant and steady increase. This makes us think that, unlike other forms of investment, gold can be seen as a safe investment because its price has risen in a stable manner.

Economists in the 1970s started to spread out predictions about the downfall of gold which was seen as a commodity. This prediction proved to be wrong when the value of the U.S. dollar started to continuously collapse ever since, after falling in an inflationary crisis, while the power of gold on the market remained quite stable and actually being on a constant slow rise.

When examining gold against fiat currencies around the globe, we can easily observe the fact that the situation doesnt look too bright for the fiat paper money. On the other hand, gold has done nothing less than to increase in its value as years go by. This is why we can consider gold to be an inflation hedge and also due to the fact that the market has priced it like other currencies on the international money markets.

Gold cannot be seen as a commodity but it is certainly an excellent inflation hedge in the long run. It will both keep your money secure and will also prove to be a profitable investment.

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