(Investable Universe) Last year’s covid-related market dislocations made gold shine as the preferred “flight-to-safety” trade. This year, with vaccination rollouts proceeding in many countries and bringing economies closer to a new normal, there’s still a solid case for gold (any idea why…?). Our guest this episode is Wade Guenther, Partner at Wilshire Phoenix Funds, who brought over a decade of experience in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry from firms like Horizon and Global X, to Wilshire, which recently rolled out a new gold ETF, WGLD, that offers an enhanced level of exposure to this all-season commodity. We discuss the case for gold in 2021…why Bitcoin’s claim as the new “alt-gold” is no substitute for the real thing, and why even stable coins backed by precious metals may not give investors all the exposure they’re looking for.

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