Sunday, 6 January 2013
2 Reasons Why Hard Asset Investing Is Rising in Popularity
Because of their ability to perform well in a variety of markets, most investors would agree that the appeal of investing in hard assets, has grown tremendously in recent years. This rise in popularity can be attributed, to two simple reasons:
First and foremost, rapidly expanding populations across the globe are contributing to ever-growing demand for energy, food, housing, etc., which are inherently reliant upon natural resources, and the ever-increasing need to transport those valuable assets.
Secondly, from the perspective of building a strong portfolio and a buffer against financial crisis, the appeal of hard assets stems from their excellent return performance; which has been carefully recorded in historical data.
More and more investors are recognizing that investing in hard assets, has consistently demonstrated the potential to deliver uncorrelated returns when compared to broad equity markets, which in turn helps investors enhance the performance of their investment portfolio and protect against inflation; by adjusting for risks and returns.
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