Article Published In Vol.2,No.3

Emergence of Gold as an Attractive Investment Opportunity and as a Hedge Tool in Investment Portfolio

Author : Suresh Mittal and Mohan Thakral

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Gold, the most famous of all precious metals, is widely sought after throughout the world for both its investment qualities and industrial properties. Indeed, gold traditionally has served three functions: as a monetary instrument, as a financial asset, and as a raw material primarily used in jewelry and decorative objects. As an investment, gold typically is viewed as a financial asset that will maintain its value during times of political, social, or economic distress. As such, gold can provide individual and institutional investors alike with a portfolio safety net against sharp downward spikes in complementary assets such as stocks and bonds. While investment demand is important, the largest use for gold is in jewelry.

Keywords: Gold, Investment