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Are commodities worth investing in?

Felicia Tan & Thiveyen Kathirrasan
Felicia Tan & Thiveyen Kathirrasan3/31/2022 11:33 PM GMT+08  • 8 min read
Are commodities worth investing in?
Workers loading sacks of paddy rice onto a truck for transportation in Dankaur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Prices for commodities spiked amid the turmoil of the Russia-Ukraine war. Photo: Bloomberg
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With the recent surge in oil and wheat prices due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we take a closer look at what makes them tick, whether it’s an asset worth investing in, and more

Gold, a commodity, has long been regarded as a safe haven asset. Based on historical trends, gold prices have seen upticks, usually amid macroeconomic uncertainties and market turmoil.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, gold prices have surged due its perception as a safe haven asset by investors. During the height of the pandemic that year, the price of gold saw its highest level since 2012 as the world experienced a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

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