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Investing in Gold in India

Gold is the ultimate safe haven asset. When ever there is economic upheaval, people turn to gold to preserve their wealth. The yellow metal has been fulfilling this role for thousands of years.

Gold is rightly thought of as a hedge against inflation. Whenever a government implements reckless policies, like printing too much money, gold tends to rise and preserves its purchasing power. Thus it’s widely recognised as a store of value around the world.

After all, gold is called ‘God's own currency’ with good reason.

Thus investing in gold is the cave investors hide in when the mind is overwhelmed with fear and alternate investment ideas run out. This rush to invest in gold vis-a-vis other assets is also known as ‘flight to safety’ or ‘safe haven buying’.

There has been a recent shift in the behaviour of fund managers around the world. They have started to invest in gold in a significant manner for their clients’ portfolios. The huge amount of money printing around the world has convinced them to make a higher allocation to gold.

At Equitymaster, we recommend holding at least 5-10% of one’s investment portfolio in gold.

Read more about how to invest in gold in India.

Here’s a list of the gold ETFs in the Indian market.

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