There are plenty of opinions about whether this is the right time to buy gold, which is down about 35 percent from its 2011 peak and has resisted predictions of a comeback. Barron’s, the business magazine, checks in this week in with a long, balanced examination of pros and cons, and comes down on the plus side.
“U.S. stocks are at record levels exactly at a time when global stress—trade tensions, populist nationalism, and the like—appears to be growing,” writes Andrew Bary. “This may be an opportune moment for investors to shift at least a portion of their portfolios to gold: both the metal and depressed mining shares.”
Read the cover story – headlined “Gold Is Cheap. Inflation Is Coming. You Do the Math” – here, and decide for yourself.