Taking Stock 

Silver producers regain their lustre

Mark Robinson

Silver producers regain their lustre

With prices under the cosh, is now a good time to invest in gold? Well, some would even question the validity of the question. After all, the metal doesn’t produce a return, nor income, nor dividends. But even if you take the view that it’s not an investment in the strictest sense of the word, it shouldn’t preclude you from employing the yellow metal as a hedge, whether against inflation (debased currencies), or as a means of offsetting losses in other asset classes. The debate on gold’s place within the investment firmament is frayed around the edges. But the mere fact that people are still arguing about it 5,600 years after it was first smelted in ancient Egypt shows that it has lost none of its lustre.

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