Syntagma Square riot
Greek woes: A man watches tear gas during clashes in Athens’ Syntagma square

Worries about the scale of sovereign debt – and the threat of a Greek government debt default in particular – are leading investors to accumulate positions in precious metals-based exchange-traded commodities (ETC), according to an ETF Securities report. ETC inflows have recently risen by $164 million, led by physically backed gold products.

“Rising market volatility, global economic uncertainty and geopolitical unrest have increased interest in gold as both a short-term and long-term investment

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