Gold, often favoured as a hedge against inflation
which can be a by-product of stimulus programmes, was near a three-year low at $1,227.59 an ounce after its recent sell-off.
The analysis also concluded that commodities can act as a hedge against inflation
and provide diversification in a properly designed strategy for those investing in traditional securities portfolios such as stocks and bonds.
Gold has historically been an excellent hedge against inflation
People see gold as a hedge against inflation
as the country's tightening monetary policy drives investors from stocks and properties to gold.
Commodities have reached the highest since 2008, partly on demand for a hedge against inflation
. Gold and silver have rallied amid sovereign-debt concerns in the U.S.
There is no "silver bullet" in the investment world that can provide a perfect hedge against inflation
Analysts said that although rising commodity prices in the international markets remained a threat to the fragile economy of the country, stocks likely to benefit from this had been accepted as a likely hedge against inflation
by the investors.
This in conjunction with the nation's desire to own property, the fact that property is historically a good hedge against inflation
and the fact that many are looking at an alternative to their pension for retirement income, means the likelihood of a buy-to-let resurgence is high."
Oil had been on a six-year rally driven by surging demand from emerging economies like China, with additional support coming this year as investors rushed into oil as a hedge against inflation
and the weak dollar.
Gold's allure as a hedge against inflation
and a safe-haven asset got a boost as oil leapt to a lifetime high of $100 a barrel on Wednesday and the dollar tumbled.
dollar fell to a record low against a basket of major currencies as expectations for more aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts encouraged funds to pour money into commodities to hedge against inflation
. A combination of a weak U.S.
Commodity markets are persistently drawing funds as investors are seeking a hedge against inflation
amid the dollar's steep falls, which make oil and other commodities more attractive to non-U.S.