The technology as a whole could perform well this year as easing policies support higher corporate spending.
Although energy underperformed in 2012, investors wanting to hedge against the risks of inflation might want to watch oil and gas companies. These companies include BP (BP) and Exxon Mobile (XOM). Many investors hold gold and gold miners to hedge against inflation, but gold is a better option. Investors should not expect a return to the gold standard, which will limit gold as an anti-inflationary position:
Written by Kapitall’s Chris Lau.
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