The answer is yes.
And not only just Gold; Silver, Platinum and Palladium bullion are safe haven assets as well. During turbulent times such as rising geopolitical tensions in key countries, investors are inclined to seek these metals for their financial portfolio.
Recently, a paper done by Dr. Brian Lucey and Dr. Sile Li from the Trinity Business School was published and examined the following topic: “Reassessing the Role of Precious Metals as Safe Havens – What Color is Your Haven and Why?”. The results?
This article extends previous literature and examines time varying safe haven properties versus equities and bonds of four precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) across eleven countries. Results suggest that the metals each play safe haven roles; there are times when one metal is not while another may be a safe haven against an asset.”
In sum, precious metals provided protection at different times across countries. No precious metal provides safe haven status consistently, over time or across asset classes. Strong safe haven status is rare. (Li, Sile and Lucey, Brian M. 2017)
To read the full article, please click here.
Li, Sile and Lucey, Brian M., Reassessing the Role of Precious Metals as Safe Havens – What Colour is Your Haven and Why? (February 8, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2906707 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2906707