New research (1) by Global Palladium Fund (GPF) shows retail investors are increasingly concerned by the potential impact of rising global inflation on their savings and investments.
- One in four will increase metals investments or invest for the first time
Around 70% say they are concerned inflation will erode the value of their savings and investments while 16% are very concerned, the GPF, the issuer of metal-backed Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) found.
Just 12% of investors questioned were not concerned about rising inflation, which is currently 5.4% in the US and 2.5% in the UK, and has already hit global stock markets amid concerns over potential Government and Central Bank action to curb it.
The study shows retail investors are starting to recognise the potential for metals including gold as an investment to hedge against inflation.
More than a quarter (26%) say they will invest more, or for the first time, in metals – with 14% planning to increase their allocation to gold and other metals and 12% planning to invest for the first time. Around 73% say they have no plans to invest in metals while only 1% plan to reduce investments.
Alexander Stoyanov, Chief Executive Officer of GPF said: “Concern about rising inflation has already spooked stock markets worldwide and the impact of inflation on cash savings means real returns are negative. The worries about inflation are feeding through to retail investors, and that is increasing interest in strategies to counter inflation and potential Government and Central Bank action. All of this highlights the role of metals, and gold in particular, as a traditional hedge against the inflation. But it is also worth remembering that the case for investing in metals is much broader than simply as an inflation hedge.”
Notes to editors:
- Global Palladium Fund commissioned the independent research agency Consumer Intelligence to interview 1,048 retail investors holding stock market investments using an online methodology between July 16th and 17th 2021
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