Brief History of Gold in America

A Brief History of Gold in America

America’s central bank owns almost as much gold as Germany, Italy, and France combined. What’s the story behind our nation’s love of gold? Learn more about America’s golden legacy and how to make gold part of yours. Gold Standard America’s relationship with the gold standard blossomed in 1834 when the U.S. informally started adhering to…

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10 Gold Facts That Will Floor You

You’ve read all about the power of physical gold as a safe haven, a means of wealth protection, and even a recession-proof asset. As serious as buying gold can be, however, it can also be interesting and fun! Keep these nuggets of gold knowledge in your back pocket to “wow” your friends and family, excel…

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Inside Fort Knox: gold or no gold

The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The four-story vaults of shining chrome bar-encased gold, suspended staircases and vast interior are now classic Hollywood images of what our imaginations want Fort Knox to look like. The reality is very different. I’ve been…