Can Gold Be Used as Money?

Some people think of gold as treasure. For others, it’s a financial haven. But is gold money? Yes and no. The answer is complicated. Follow along as we revisit the history of gold as currency and weigh the characteristics of gold that make it similar to money (and those that make it different). Is Gold…

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How Do Gold and Bonds Compare?

In an environment of ultra-low interest rates, people should consider gold as a replacement for bonds, the World Gold Council advises. In fact, the Council recommends looking at increasing exposure to gold as part of a diversified portfolio. In October 2019, the World Gold Council noted that as central banks have shifted to an “easy”…

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What a Gold Buyer Is Like

There is a common image in many people’s minds about what a person who owns or buys gold is like. They often picture a gold buyer as someone who is immensely rich—a member of the upper crust dressed to the nines, perhaps even adorned with a monocle and top hat. Popular culture reinforces this idea.…

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If You Own Gold, Pay Attention to These 6 Major Events in 2020

To help plan for your long-term financial well-being, you need to know what’s ahead, economically, politically, and otherwise. Some market analysts believe the U.S. is in for a recession. Others dismiss that belief as nonsense. Still others predict 2020 will be the most volatile year in history, with or without a recession. What major political…

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Why I Think Like a Bank

Have you ever started a long road trip to a destination so far away that the distance should be measured in days, not miles? If you have, did you start this trip with a quarter tank of gas, no money, and nothing packed for the trip or for an emergency? While you might answer “yes”…

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