Gold. It’s famous for being a ‘safe haven’ investment.
But gold can offer other potential benefits — meaning it could meet anyone’s investment needs.
Discover why gold is everyone’s asset. Even yours.
Whether you’re looking for ease, affordability, diversification, responsibility or returns, gold offers unique short-term and long-term benefits.
Since 1971, gold’s return has been similar to equities and outperformed bonds.
In the last 20 years, gold outperformed most major asset classes (see chart).
In the last 20 years, gold’s global investment demand increased by an average of 15% per year.
Through its dual nature as a consumer good and investment, gold has historically preserved its value. Unlike fiat currencies, gold can’t be printed, only mined — this explains in good part why it has consistently outperformed all major fiat currencies.
This graph compares the average returns for some of the major asset classes, here are the definitions of the less well-known terms.
REITs Real Estate Investment Trusts
MSCI US Morgan Stanley Capital International’s US index — an index being a measurement of performance.
EM Bonds Emerging Market Bonds
BBG commodities Bloomberg’s commodity index
Gold is used in everything from electronics to jewellery, but you can also invest in it. The unique nature of gold could help in times of economic turmoil, and growth. Find out how.
Investing in gold can be simple and safe — provided you ask the right questions. Find out more with our 5-step guide to buying gold safely.
Investing in gold presents a uniquely versatile proposition: a proven protector that’s bought and sold worldwide, which could also provide competitive returns.
Whatever your investment goals, gold could offer something to everyone’s portfolio thanks to its wide range of benefits.
What will it bring to yours?
When it comes to meeting the challenges of today’s fast-changing economy, gold’s unique characteristics make it a highly relevant asset. Follow gold’s performance with weekly updates delivered directly to your inbox.
Whether you’re interested in deepening your understanding of gold or sharing what you’ve learned with your financial advisor, get the latest data and insights on gold at Goldhub.