The importance of gold for an Aussie portfolio

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In a domestic economic environment that is causing many research houses and commentators to call the AUD lower, it is important to remember that gold or silver in a portfolio is a natural hedge against a falling Aussie dollar. Jordan Eliseo, Chief Economist and ABC Bullion highlights how important it has been, “over the last 15 years gold has not only outperformed the Australian share market but actually every major liquid asset class on the planet… The relative performance between Australian Dollar Gold and the ASX is now at about 18% year to date, Australian investors who have kept a position have done very well”. In the video below Eliseo explains the interaction between central banks and gold over recent years and how history shows that a tightening cycle in the US may actually be good for gold investors

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