WEBCASTS

Hedge or Diversifier? The Modern Take on Gold

A theory has been that an allocation to gold may help mitigate volatility in times of crisis. In the first half of the year, Gold has helped hedge against the uncertainty during the pandemic and growing concerns about inflation [1]. In this insightful 1 hour webcast, State Street Global Advisors, the World Gold Council and ETF Trends will review the underlying fundamentals of Gold in 2020, and whether they may continue to support counter-correlated movements in the yellow metal.

June 16, 2020
11am PT | 2pm ET
1 CE Credit
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SUMMARY

Tom Lydon, CEO of ETF Trends, will moderate a discussion on:

  • Provide a macro view of the markets in the first half of the year, including a review of the key variables that have influenced gold’s performance so far in 2020
  • A deeper look at how some of these factors may affect gold going forward
  • What the “next normal” might look like and what that could mean for gold
  • Considerations for financial advisors using gold in client portfolios

Accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live attendees

CFA Institute members are encouraged to self-document their continuing professional development activities in their online CE tracker.

SPEAKERS

George Milling–Stanley

Chief Gold Strategist
State Street Global Advisors

Juan Carlos Artigas

Director, Investment Research
World Gold Council

Tom Lydon

CEO
ETF Trends

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Important Disclosures

[1] Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P. & State Street Global Advisors, date as of May 31, 2020; Notes: S&P 500 monthly correlation to Spot Price of Gold is -0.01 from 8/31/1971 to 5/31/2020 and Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index monthly correlation to Spot Price of Gold is 0.07 from 1/30/1976 to 5/31/2020. Correlation measures the degree to which the deviations of one variable from its mean are related to those of a different variable from its respective mean.

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