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Safe Havens Since The Great Financial Crisis

By Taki T., Gold Silver Worlds:

How have the traditional safe havens performed since the great financial crash of 2008 / 2009? What can we expect from the traditional safe havens going forward? Those are the two questions we try to answer in this article.

The safe havens we look at in this article are the US Dollar, US Treasuries, gold and the Yen. Obviously, with a never seen amount of debt backing the US dollar and the Yen, some would (rightfully) question their safe haven status. However, the reality is that the market is considering them safe havens, because of a lack of globally accepted alternatives.

We have prepared a set of four charts to guide us in our thinking, see below. The US Dollar is shown in the first of the four charts. We have marked several key events in the last five years which, combined with the pattern on the chart, tell an interesting story. Our interest in the big picture, not in trading. We look at the monthly charts to smooth short term price movements, which we consider noise in the context of this article.

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