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GOLD: 24 Karat Shine or Pyrite for Your Portfolio?

From ancient civilizations to modern society, humans have always had a fascination with gold. The yellow metal has been used as currency, as jewelry, and incorporated within various other industrial applications. Gold also helped shape United States history when it was discovered in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 sparking the California Gold Rush. But does it belong in your investment portfolio? We will discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks below.

1) Store of Value

2) Low Correlation to Other Investments

3) Portfolio Insurance

4) But What About Income?

5) What happened to gold with the COVID-19 pandemic and the March 2020 decline?

In Summary