Tips by Tony Daltorio

A History of Holding Its Value: Unlike paper currency, coins or other assets, gold has maintained its value throughout the ages. People see gold as a...
Weakness of the U.S. Dollar: Although the U.S. dollar is one of the world's most important reserve currencies, when the value of the dollar falls...
Tags: US dollar, gold
Inflation: Gold has historically been an excellent hedge against inflation, because its price tends to rise when the cost of living increases. Since...
Deflation: Deflation, a period in which prices contract, business activity slows and the economy is burdened by excessive debt, has not been seen...
Tags: deflation, gold
Geopolitical Uncertainty: Gold retains its value not only in times of financial uncertainty, but in times of geopolitical uncertainty. It is often...
Tags: gold, politics
Supply Constraints: Much of the supply of gold in the market since the 1990s has come from sales of gold bullion from the vaults of global central...
Increasing Demand: Increased wealth of emerging market economies has boosted demand for gold. In many of these countries, gold is intertwined into the...
Portfolio Diversification: The key to diversification is finding investments that are not closely correlated to one another; gold has historically had...
Gold should be an important part of a diversified investment portfolio because its price increases in response to events that cause the value of paper...