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Gold Futures Book Best Settlement in 3 Months

Gold futures on Monday register their highest settlement in about three months, as a slide in oil and the U.S. stock market highlighted continued demand for assets perceived as havens amid jitters about the global economy. April gold GCJ6, -0.08% gained $11.60, or 1%, to settle at $1,128 an ounce. The settlement was the highest…

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Wealth Insurance

There is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of physical gold in a balanced financial portfolio. The bull market of the 2000s has led many to think of gold as another way to increase wealth through price appreciation. This is mistaken. First and foremost, physical gold is insurance. When you think about buying insurance, you don’t think about a return on your investment. You think about protection against the unexpected. Gold’s core value proposition is as wealth protection when the rest of your portfolio is going down the tubes. Price appreciation in good times, if and when it occurs, is a bonus.