Gold: A Zero-Risk Monetary Asset

During the 2008 financial crisis, gold was used in international settlements as a zero-risk asset after many decades of being sidelined in the monetary system. Since then the world’s central banks have been substantially increasing their official gold reserves. Gold’s old emergency usefulness resurfaced, albeit behind closed doors, at the BIS in Basel, Switzerland.

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LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY Capital Preservation Is Key in Fixed Income Today

Published By: MFS | 21/08/2017

These are no ordinary times. Uncertainties have arrived “not single spies, but in battalions.” They include global central banks retreating from providing quantitative easing (QE), secular economic stagnation, high debt levels, adverse demographic trends, political dysfunction, heightened geopolitical tensions and the dislocation accompanying the march of technology.


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