Ray Dalio: Risks Are Rising

Ray Dalio, the founder and chairman of Bridgewater Associates, has published a short blog post on LinkedIn. You can find the full note here. He writes that “prospective risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in,” in part because people are assuming the circumstances they have recently encountered will persist. In his view, the emerging risks are also more difficult to price in because they are political (rather than economic) in nature.

He also recommended investors reconsider their allocation to gold: “if things go badly, it would seem that gold (more than other safe haven assets like the dollar, yen, and treasuries) would benefit, so if you don’t have 5-10% of your assets in gold as a hedge, we’d suggest that you relook at this.”