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In times of inflation, it helps to add real assets, and exchange traded fund (ETF) investors can do this all with one fund: the FlexShares Real Assets Allocation Index Fund (ASET). A study by global investment firm BlackRock showed that real assets can outperform stocks and bonds in an inflationary environment.
As inflationary pressure continues to push upward, one way to counteract the rise is through real asset ETFs like the FlexShares Real Assets Allocation Index Fund (ASET). As opposed to holding multiple assets like precious metals or commodities like oil, ASET can give investors exposure to it all through one position.
Traditionally, an inflationary scenario might compel investors to embrace Treasury inflation protection securities (TIPS) and other assets with a reputation for damping rising consumer prices. This time around, advisors and investors may want to consider an equity-based approach with real assets.
Amid low interest rates and a weak dollar, the market is ripe for real asset ETF strategies. Investors looking for broad-based exposure to real assets such as energy, infrastructure, and real estate can check all of those boxes and then some with the FlexShares Real Asset Allocation Index Fund (NasdaqGM: ASET).
Gold has been a stellar performer for not just precious metals, but for real assets in general. With more market uncertainty permeating throughout the capital markets, the precious metal’s rally past $2,000 is alive and well, but can it maintain its mojo?
Real assets like gold have been prime beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic as a safe haven amid the market uncertainty. Additionally, opportunities can arise for real assets in general and not just gold specifically.
Low-interest rates thanks to the Federal Reserve electing to keep interest rates near zero through the year 2022 can give rookie real estate investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolios with tangible, real assets. However, not everyone can own a piece of real estate just yet and one option can be real estate investment trusts [.
The pandemic put the real estate sector in uncharted territory that put forth different challenges versus 2008’s financial crisis. While there are signs the sector is recovering, there are certain subsectors that faring better than others.
Investors looking for broad-based exposure to real assets, such as energy, infrastructure, and real estate, can check all of those boxes and then some with the FlexShares Real Asset Allocation Index Fund (NasdaqGM: ASET). ASET “seeks to provide investors with a core real asset allocation that helps address their inflation-hedging, diversification, and income needs.
These low-volatility and buy-write ETFs have been hovering around 52-week highs. Investors can hedge with these products as bearish sentiments are rife in the market.