What Is Bretton Woods? Learn About the Bretton Woods Conference

What Is Bretton Woods? We Recognize & Explain

The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, which created the World Bank and its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Learn how the Bretton Woods system affected gold—and what we can learn from it today. Setting World Monetary Policy In July 1944, shortly after D-Day, delegates from 44 nations…

One large gold bar and one small gold bar atop crisp United States dollar bills

The Many Uses of Gold

Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries,…