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  1. Is gold a good inflation hedge?

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Traditionally Chinese people have bought bullion to beat inflation: putting their gold bars beneath their pillows in troubled times is seen as a wise investment move. With inflation and world tensions on the rise so is the allure of the sparkling metal and other hedges against increasing prices. For example the Hong Kong government is planning to launch ...

  2. Asset inflation spurs equities revival

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hedge funds are out of favour as upbeat investors rush back to traditional holdings but some caution against hasty shifts Hedge funds boomed in bear market conditions but the return of old-fashioned asset inflation has prompted a rush to traditional investments, potentially leaving financial alchemists out in the cold. So called absolute return funds, that rely on trading strategies ...

  3. Re-emergence of inflation calls for investment rethink

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Inflation calls for strategy change PRICES ARE ONCE again on the march in Hong Kong, redrawing the investment landscape after almost a decade of deflation triggered ... worth. But there, more or less, endeth the good news brought by inflation for ordinary households. Following a near decade-long deflationary trend, headline inflation is now back on the rise ...

  4. At these prices, speculating on gold is a high-risk trade

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on a rally driven by rising demand for jewellery from newly wealthy Indian consumers, to investing in bullion as a hedge against runaway inflation, which they believe must be an inevitable ... speculative long positions in gold futures and options on New York's Comex have risen fivefold from last year's low. If those buyers are going long gold as a play on future inflation ...

  5. Region ready to absorb impact

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the world- will be the largest beneficiaries as mainland inflation becomes a problem. Mainland wages have been exceeding nominal gross domestic product growth for some time, illustrating that its ...

  6. Bonds, currency outlook good

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan Investors advised to watch interest-rate risks, shorten fixed-income portfolios Asian bonds and currencies should perform well this year as inflation and interest rates are expected to stay low, according to HSBC Asset Management. The investment management unit of banking giant HSBC said headline inflation should fall this year due to excess global manufacturing ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as global growth continues to disappoint. They may also mean inflation is less likely, so gold as an inflation hedge is no longer attractive. Warnings of hyper-inflation caused by monetary easing in the US have proved to be wrong or premature.  Gold bugs may still be convinced that inflation looms, but many other investors are running to exit gold. It's the emerging economies ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... by leverage, which is less likely to influence future equity returns. "Official" interest rates are low, but credit margins are high, and with inflation low, the real cost remains high. ... near-death experiences. Central banks and policymakers are trying to create inflation using unconventional fiscal policies, quantitative easing and inflation targets. Inflation cuts debt by eroding ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bubble trouble for fixed-income assets?

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DILIP PARAMESWARAN

    ... limping back to normalcy. The Federal Reserve must keep interest rates low for a while longer. Unemployment remains at a high 7.7 per cent. The US inflation rate shows no sign of spiking, with inflation staying subdued at 1.8 per cent. The Fed has promised to keep the rates low until unemployment falls to 6.5 per cent and the inflation outlook picks up to 2.5 per cent. The other risk ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE KRUGMAN COLUMN

    Supporters of the gold standard are usually set in their ways

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Krugman

    ... since the early 2000s, and it's probably not all bubble. One way to think about it is that gold is like a long-term bond protected from inflation; and actual long-term inflation ... up these countries as something we'd like to emulate? So how can we rationalise the modern goldbug position? Basically, it depends on the claim that runaway inflation is just around ...




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