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Hedging with gold

Given its low correlation with stocks and bonds, gold can provide an important role in portfolios: diversification. Gold’s ability to act as a “store of value” may provide ballast during times of market volatility and economic uncertainty. It can also serve as a hedge against rising inflation.* Since owning gold bars and coins (called bullion) requires delivery and storage of the physical asset, investors often look to funds for exposure to the precious metal.

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The funds below invest in gold bullion, futures, and other vehicles intended to track the value of physical gold.

 

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Data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not an indication of future results and investment returns and share prices will fluctuate on a daily basis. Your investment may be worth more or less than your original cost when you redeem your shares. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For most recent quarter end performance and current performance metrics, please click on the fund name.
* Source: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Global Investment Office Market Strategy Team, Is There an Argument for Gold, June 30, 2021.

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