Gold is a good hedge right now

In the tail end of an economic cycle, with interest rates tipping down, and the U.S. economy slowing, investors could find a hedge in gold, says Harvest Portfolios Group

Ruth Saldanha 18 January, 2019 | 6:00PM

 

 

Ruth Saldanha: In times of stock market volatility investors often look for a hedge. Could that hedge be gold? Morningstar analysts believe that usually gold is a decent hedge to U.S. economic cycles given the low historic relationships between the two. There are several near term factors that will impact gold including interest rates and the possibilities of trade wars. In this environment the Harvest Portfolio Group has launched a new gold exchange traded fund. Michael Kovacs, President and CEO of Harvest Portfolio Group is with us today to talk about it. Michael, thank you so much for joining us today.

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