Gold futures declined last quarter by more than any other drop in the past eight years.
If clients are reluctant to sell bonds because of the difficulty in finding yield, they may wish to establish a scheduled rebalancing program that siphons off profits as markets become overbought.
Instead of reinvesting all of the profits in markets that are out of favor, they can retain some of the profits to boost income rather than expose more of their portfolios to risk they would not normally take.
There are multiple ways to boost income from growth and other instruments without having to unduly increase exposure risk.
Commodities are another way to hedge inflation risk if client exposure to the gold market has gotten out of balance.