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  • Are There Safer 'Safe Havens' Than Gold? How About the Swiss Franc? 0 comments
    Oct 7, 2011 12:58 PM | about stocks: GLD, FXF, FXE, FXY

    Precious metals have gotten a lot of attention as a safe haven over the past few years, and with good reason: They've had a great run at a time when the stock market has just been crazy.
    But while gold is mighty alluring, its sharp run upward in recent years leaves me worried about a potential bubble. That has me looking for alternatives.
    One of those is foreign currency.
    There are ETFs tracking the Euro (NYSEARCA:FXE), the British Pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) the Japanese Yen (NYSEARCA:FXY), even the Mexican Peso (NYSEARCA:FXM).
    But the one that truly has had my interest as a good hedge against a bad market is the Swiss Franc.

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    Stocks: GLD, FXF, FXE, FXY
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