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Sprinkling of gold to make returns shine

A small amount of gold in a diversified portfolio can give investors a more efficient return without increasing their risk, claims research from Scottish Life International.

SLI says because gold acts as a hedge against poor equity performance, a small gold holding can reduce overall risk without a serious adverse effect on returns when it performs badly.

Marketing development director Neil Lovatt says: “Even a small sprinkling of gold in an overall diversified portfolio means that investors can expect to receive a greater level of return for the same level of risk on their portfolio.”

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