With geopolitical risks mounting, flight of capital from equities to safer avenues such as gold ETFs and gold mutual funds is being noticed. Here’s what they offer and how they differ
March 23, 2022 / 11:54 AM IST
The geopolitical crisis arising from the Russia-Ukraine conflict has had its palpable impact on the world’s equity markets. With the war being prolonged, it is quite likely that commodity prices would continue to be elevated, impacting corporate health and leading to inflationary pressures. Most asset classes would be volatile in the near term, forcing investors to veer away from risky assets such as equities into gold.
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