Revenant: “one that returns after death or a long absence” from the Latin 'revenir': to return Mauled by a vicious bear that led to a 40% correction in USD prices between 2011 and 2015, gold was essentially “finished” as an asset class in the eyes of most investors. Indeed a certain investment newsletter boldly (FOOLishly?) proclaimed “The Death of Gold” in 2015, with investor sentiment at lows not seen since the late 1990s. But just as Leondardo Di Caprio was winning a golden globe for his performance in the Revenant, so too is physical gold slowly returning from the dead, with prices touching USD $1100 and AUD $1600oz this week, a YTD performance differential with the ASX pushing on 20% It has led to a rush of SMSF and HNW investor demand, with volumes incredibly strong to start 2016, whilst ETF’s are reacquiring bullion at the fastest pace in 12 months. Here are the top 10 reasons those investors are likely making a prudent investment decision that will hold their portfolio in good stead in the coming years. (VIEW LINK)
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