Why do you think we Indians love to invest in Real Estate and Gold? The answer is simple. It is because we believe to invest in physical assets which we can see and touch as compared to financial assets. In India every household has some quantity of gold whether in the form of bar or jewellery and is considered to be auspicious in the wedding. It is considered to be safe haven in the time of political unrest and also acts as hedge against inflation. It is often seen that the yellow metal reacts sharply during any political instability or in the time of crisis. Its acs as a hedge against inflation!