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Other precious metals are often consumed in industrial processes, and yearly quantity supplied can be outstripped by the quantity demanded
There is often a debate among academics, financial gurus, asset managers, and advisors as to the place for non-traditional assets in a portfolio.
Precious metals had another down week, with the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) falling 3% to close below $120.
As automobile demand has recovered much faster in the US than in the EU, palladium demand has surged, outstripping supply in 2012 and likely again in 2013.
It made sense to hold gold when real interest rates were negative, but it doesn’t make sense when equities around the world are roaring and rates are rising.
Investors interested in higher upside can get a similar diversification benefit by investing in silver as they can in gold.