Gold prices stayed above the 50-day moving average, closing last week at $1,767.20 per ounce. Not only is inflation a current cause of concern, but danger could also be brewing in emerging markets. As reported by MarketWatch , Deutsche Bank Research’s Jim Reid recently remarked that the Bloomberg Agriculture Spot Index has risen by 76% year on year, the biggest annual rise in nearly a decade. “That’s a concern since food price spikes often lead to social unrest, Reid notes, as in the 2010 Arab Spring uprising.” Gold’s inflation protection and “safe haven” features may help address both of these problems. Rick Andrews is president of Avant Capital Management.