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CNN Business: Sorry, Crypto Fans. Gold Is Still The Real Hedge In Times Of Uncertainty

Paul R. La Monica | April 27 , 2022

Bitcoin prices are down more than 15% so far in 2022. Other top cryptos, such as ethereum, solana and Elon Musk’s beloved dogecoin, also have fallen sharply this year. Meanwhile, tactual gold is up more than 4% and back around $1,900 an ounce, once again flirting with record highs of above $2,000.

It's not just rate hikes and inflation worries that are lifting gold. Mace McCain, chief investment officer at Frost Investment Advisors, said in a report late last month that gold has also emerged as a safe haven in part due to concerns about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"As events in Ukraine escalated, we saw investors turn to gold," he wrote, adding that bitcoin is still "finding its niche somewhere between a speculative tech asset and a digitized hard currency."

Excerpted from CNN Business on April 27, 2022. To read full article click here.

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