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Can gold give you shelter from the perfect storm?

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Equities and gold traditionally fare best during inflationary cycles, and the question is when, not if, inflation will emerge again. Current economic wisdom is that fuelling inflation is acceptable to kick-start economies again. So far expats have mainly seen the downsides of monetary policy implementation, ranging from negligible saving rates to home currency devaluations and pension income dilution. 

This month we've looked at the various ways economies can either react to, or interact with, equity markets and how additional factors can affect your nest egg. It makes sense for all expats to first create and then protect the wealth that they have accumulated for their future.

Many expats remain abroad for their entire lives and are thus required, out of necessity, to build sufficient reserves to sustain themselves. Wealth protection is often something that they choose to oversee themselves. But such control can be viewed as dangerous when left entirely in your own hands; thus the need for strict and prudent management is essential for success.

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