Stefan Gleason: Pension funds start looking to gold to avert disaster

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By Stefan Gleason
Money Metals News Service, Eagle, Idaho
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Public and private pension plans face a dual crisis.

The first and most obvious threat to pensioners is that defined-benefit vehicles are severely underfunded. By one estimate, pension systems taken as a whole are $638 billion in the red.

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Some are in better shape financially than others. But all pension plans will have to reckon with a second huge challenge going forward.

Namely, they are already entirely unable to meet their stated return objectives by owning conventional "safe" interest-bearing instruments such as Treasury bonds. ...

How can pension funds obtain protection from this threat? They can own gold. ...

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