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Gold and the US dollar: Hedge or haven?

  • Mark, Joy
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Using a model of dynamic conditional correlations covering 23 years of weekly data for 16 major dollar-paired exchange rates, this paper addresses a practical investment question: Does gold act as a hedge against the US dollar, as a safe haven, or neither? Key findings are as follows. (i) During the past 23 years gold has behaved as a hedge against the US dollar. (ii) Gold has been a poor safe haven. (iii) In recent years gold has acted, increasingly, as an effective hedge against currency risk associated with the US dollar.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Finance Research Letters.

Volume (Year): 8 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 120-131

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