With rising inflation rates and unprecedented costs of living, choosing the right investment strategy is paramount. Thanks to its wide availability and flashy draw, many new investors look to gold as a viable investment option. Unfortunately, due to its impracticality, poor long-term returns, and declining demand from new generations, most seasoned investors advise to steer clear of gold. Here is what you need to know:
Gold Depreciation Over Time
Turbulent economic conditions allow investors to reflect on their current investment portfolio. Out with the (g)old, and in with the new!
Rare earth metals and crop production have shown their hand in the history of investment. While generations ago it was a coveted resource, over time, gold has lost its draw to newer investment options. Emerging generations simply do not value it as readily as do older generations.
In contrast, real estate is a tried and true method with diverse options for property investment. From residential rentals, to industrial real estate, and even vacant land, real estate is a trusted resource for current and emerging market trends.
Investors also have to consider the instability and decrease in value of other precious metals and goods. A 2019 study of metal sector deals revealed that coal was actually the primary revenue contender of global mining, with gold coming in second to last.
This decline in demand may partially be attributed to an eco-friendly global mentality. Mining has taken its toll on the environment as a whole, leaving a hole in the pockets of the future stability of an investment in rare earth metals.
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