Gold is often viewed by different people in different ways. The enthusiasts will always vouch for the purchase of gold saying that its value will never fall, promptly buying physical gold (read ‘Jewellery”). Gold Investment is the one that the lady of the house will invariably support! However, Gold prices have seen far too many fluctuations in the last few years prompting many investors to reject it as an investment class (compared to other Mutual Fund categories) with a lot of risks and no commensurate return.
Gold neither provides the excitement of Equity nor does it give “assured” returns of Debt Mutual Funds. Hence, we have more of a lukewarm response to a suggestion of investing a part of the funds into Gold. Does Gold merit a place in the portfolio, for reasons other than social and religious purposes? There are many reasons why Gold should form part of your portfolio.
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