Analysis: Safe Haven Assets Are Starting to Look a Little Different

Investors seeking a port in a market or geopolitical storm are looking to some nontraditional assets.

Now that it's raining more than ever, you can stand under my safe haven asset umbrella.

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Faced with terrorist attacks in Paris and the possibility of an interest rate liftoff at the Federal Reserve, investors did something unexpected. They avoided rushing into traditional "safe haven" assets such as U.S. Treasuries, gold, and the Swiss franc.

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