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Why is gold an effective hedge against equity market falls?

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A key reason many investors include a permanent allocation to gold in their portfolio is its historical ability to balance out overall portfolio returns. 

This characteristic remains relevant for many astute investors today as we face ongoing fears about global economic growth alongside geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and ...



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Why hold gold in a portfolio?

For millennia gold has been sought after for both its beauty and its functionality. It has often served as money and to this day investors ranging from individuals to central banks hold the metal as a trusted store of value.

One of the main reasons many astute investors allocate 5-10% ...


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Metals pull back after strong rally

Topics [ gold analysis ]

Monthly Review – September 2019

A widely anticipated interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve wasn’t enough to stop precious metal prices from easing in September, with the price of gold falling back below AUD 2,200 and USD 1,500 per troy ounce. 

In percentage terms AUD gold dropped 3.35%, whilst ...


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Monthly Sales – September 2019

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in September 2019 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 46,837 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 1,350,038 oz

NB This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint ...


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‘Double Kook’ marks the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin

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Celebrating a landmark achievement, the 2020 Australian Kookaburra Coin Series features a special 30th anniversary coin design affectionately dubbed the ‘double kook’.

The reverse image portrays original artistry of the kingfisher in a pose familiar to many Australians. 

Perched on a corrugated rooftop at dawn, the kookaburra is depicted in ...


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