The Modern Investment Case for Gold
The argument centers around long-term trends in interest rates and inflation, and risks facing the traditional 60/40 stock/bond portfolio.
As you probably know, interest rates have been on a 40-year trajectory to the floor. The chart above shows the 10-year treasury yield, which is a benchmark interest rate in the U.S. economy. Money has been getting cheaper and cheaper for four decades, which has created the perfect environment for the traditional 60/40 stock/bond portfolio.
Today, things are taking a 180 degree turn.