The article discusses gold as a protective asset, which claims to be a high-efficiency tool for hedging financial risks. In the introductory part the general characteristics of hedging as a method of full or partial risk elimination is given, and the main known types of risk hedging typical for a financial asset portfolio holder are considered. Further, dynamics of the world prices for gold is analyzed in a historical retrospective, whereby the conclusion is drawn on a tendency of this asset to grow during the periods of financial instability, and also if new financial assets appear. In the final part of the article the assessment of gold as a tool for hedging financial risks is given.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Oct 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)