Editor's note: This piece originally ran earlier today on our newest Premium service, ETF Profits . Click here for a 14-day trial to this exciting product!Tensions around the world continue to mount. The move toward oil and commodities grows as equity bulls begin to hesitate. Those looking to hedge against both geopolitical fears and inflation are using precious metals. Gold and silver have become the playmates of fear, whereas palladium stands a bit more on its own and platinum's performance is tied more to the economy. The ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares (GLTR) wraps these four metals into a single basket. Fortunately if you're looking for a hedge against equities, platinum and palladium make up only about 13% of the ETF. Normally, I would consider simply using gold and silver only, but the resilience of equities and weakness of the U.S. dollar make the inclusion of platinum and palladium a very attractive part of this hedge or portfolio inclusion.
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