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Is Gold The Best Inflation Hedge?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:43 AM
From The Smarter Investor (usnews.com)
No, not really. So why is everyone so interested in this precious metal? And what are your alternatives?

First, there are reasons that the price of gold is, and has been, increasing. But, with gold being a commodity, prices are mostly based on supply and demand.

Let's start with the supply side. Gold must be mined and that process is expensive. If mining output decreases below the long-term trend, there will be upward pressures on the price of gold. As the price increases, miners will likely ramp up gold extraction....

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