Chirag Mehta

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Your Money: A higher inflationary environment is good for gold

Just how much gold prices will rise will depend on how sustainable is the economic recovery

Maybe that's why, after chasing higher returns and enduring big swings over the last few months, funds seem to be now reversing from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to gold as investors appreciate the reliability and stability of the precious metal.

Your Money: Gold remains an effective portfolio diversifier

Market sentiment was mixed. Improving earnings, plummeting virus numbers, impending stimulus and indicators suggest an economic recovery on the one hand and rising bond yields, expectations of higher inflation, concerns about

Your Money: Now is the right time to build your gold allocation

Gold, which tends to do well in times of low nominal and negative real interest rates, will continue to be a preferred asset for investors in search of yield

Gold lost 3% in January in dollar terms, even though it is viewed as a counterbalance against currency debasement and inflation which are expected with further economic stimulus.

Gold outlook: Gold remains a preferred portfolio asset in 2021

Gold, which is priced in dollars, would be a big beneficiary if a crisis of confidence plagues the world’s reserve currency.

With plenty of liquidity sloshing around and also seeping into the real economy, unlike 2008 where liquidity remained bound to banks and financial institutions, the probability of inflation looms large.

YELLOW METAL: Gold price correction to push up retail demand

Gold will continue to be a strategic element of investment portfolios, generating risk-adjusted returns for the investor

Your Money: Bet on risk-reducing, return-enhancing gold

Gold will continue to be a stable form of money in the midst of this global currency debasement and will appreciate in these times of low interest rates

Gold, which is priced in dollars tends to weaken when the currency strengthens and rising yields increase the opportunity cost of holding gold, thus hurting the metal.

Gold outlook: Decline in gold price a temporary correction

Gold’s near-term movement will no longer be linear in direction. But the macroeconomic tailwinds that instigated the bull market in gold in the first place, are very much intact, and are expected to stay that way for the ne

Buy gold: Any correction is a good entry point

The macroeconomic backdrop has become favourable for gold; aim for 10-15% of portfolio alloc-ation to the yellow metal

Despite the volatility, gold prices ended the month flattish with a minor loss of -0.1% against other risk assets that saw significant losses, reiterating its diversification role in times of turmoil.

Coronavirus effect: Gold prices move up, volatility and uncertainty bode well for yellow metal

As volatility and uncertainty bode well for gold, the metal ended January with gains of 4.12% in rupee terms

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Why gold retains its lure in these times of global slowdown

We hope that central banks will do whatever it takes to rescue the world economy with renewed monetary stimulus, which make financial markets vulnerable to stress and reiterates the need to hold gold.

Buy gold ETF this Dhanteras, don’t let the high prices dampen the Diwali spirit

While gold jewellery is bought and used for its aesthetic value, it’s ineffective as an investment option.

Hybrid multi-asset mutual funds: Enjoy returns while minimising risks

For a horizon of seven years or more, the probability of making a negative return is zero. Volatility of returns reduces significantly and 92% of the times your equity investments would have earned more than your pre-tax fixe

Data show that 68% of equity mutual fund investors in India exit even before completing two years.

Gold to gain as global currency war intensifies

Make a strategic allocation to gold because it is the counterweight to paper money which is continuing to lose credibility as a store of value.

To analyse gold over the long term, it needs to be seen as a monetary asset rather than a commodity

Know benefits of equity fund-of-funds

When a EFOF manager chooses a basket of equity funds for your money to be invested in, the risk of wrong selection of funds is reduced.

Four factors that make gold an essential part of your investment portfolio

Gold can play a stabilising and defending role in your investment portfolio in these times of economic and geopolitical crises.

Mutual Fund Investment: Why you need to invest in a hybrid multi-asset mutual fund

For successful investing, the question to answer is not what will change, but what will not. And what does not change is the fact that asset classes grow and contract in cycles.

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Your money: The advantages of being ESG-compliant

With India getting more serious about climate change and pollution control, a company that has the best practices when it comes to the conservation of the environment is less likely to be impacted with regulations that could

Your money: Taking cues from central banks’ gold buys

Preference for gold after decades of selling is indicative of central bank concerns about financial markets and geopolitics.

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All glitters: Gold can help you to reduce overall portfolio risk – here’s how

The world continues to remain in a state of great disequilibrium, both with respect to the global economy and geopolitics

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Precious metal: Investing in gold lowers portfolio risk

Gold prices will move up gradually and prove to be a useful portfolio diversification tool.

How US-China trade war offers a buying opportunity for gold

Given the global economic headwinds, gold will be a useful portfolio diversification tool for investors.

Your money: Gold will be a useful portfolio diversification tool in the current times

Should there be a “deep trade war,” with complications for global growth, industrial commodities such as base metals, energy will be negatively affected, but that scenario would benefit gold.

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Why global turmoil is good for gold this Akshaya Tritiya

All in all, gold managed a close at $$1,325 an ounce, a marginal increase of 0.5% in March.

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Gold to be useful portfolio diversification tool

Gold’s rise since mid-December has coincided with the US dollar’s free-fall that began just after the Fed raised interest rates for the fifth time since December of 2015.

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How gold is all set to be a useful portfolio diversification tool

The gold market in 2017 seemed like 2016 all over again. The first half saw gold prices move up gradually only to give away some gains at the end of the year.

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Why you should buy gold as the world turns riskier

The spectre of higher rates as implied by Federal Reserve’s (Fed) hawkish posture accompanied by a seeming attempt to unwind Fed’s bloated balance sheet led to a renewed strength in the dollar and declining gold prices.

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Woe for buyers, gold prices likely to soar in 2017

Gold took an upward spiral over the first half of April as geopolitical worries took center stage.

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