Gold looks set to become standard again as a hedge against inflation

In the space of five years, gold has hit both its historical peaks and troughs. It seems now to be back in fashion

Gold is set to be a commodity of choice and will be key in protecting portfolios against erosion from inflation, according to a report on the role of precious metals in a strategic asset allocation published by Chicago investment management services firm Ibbotson Associates (IA).

"Precious metals provide a substantial hedge against inflation and provided positive return when they are needed most," the report's authors say.

"Excluding cash, precious metals is the only asset class with a positive

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