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How to Use Alternative Assets as a Hedge Against Inflation

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26.08.2021

The concept of money and its value has been heavily debated for centuries. Until 1971, the United States dollar was pegged to gold, a shiny physical asset that individuals understood as having inherent value because it could be used in a physical sense. As we moved away from the gold standard, experts and citizens alike have asked the questions, “What makes something valuable?” and “How do we assign value?”

The rise of new asset classes like cryptocurrencies, NFTs, stablecoins and the like have raised the question of value once again and forced us to think critically about the next wave of the financial system. This is made even more pressing amid rising inflation rates and the loss of dominance of one of the most valued currencies: the U.S. Dollar.

Related: How Inflation Is Affecting Your Portfolio Right Now

Another main concern surrounding money is inflation (a decrease in the purchasing power of money) at the hands of policymakers and circumstances such........

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