If you own, or are contemplating owning…gold, you should read this article, and think carefully about the content of the 58 slides included with it – a presentation on the history of physical gold, its price drivers, what selected individuals think about it going forward, and what U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke thinks of it.
“After an amazing run that lasted over a decade, gold has been a major laggard this year. Lately it has been particularly weak but it remains the subject of an intense amount of fascination, both in terms of the investment prospects, and as a subject of political and historical debate so we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to gold: its history, its performance, what moves it, and what it might do next.”
So says Eric Platt (www.BusinessInsider.com) in his presentation which is introduced to you by www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
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You know it’s shiny, it’s rare and it’s the standard against which all good things are measured but how much do you really know about gold? Take the 2.0 edition of our interactive quiz to test your knowledge of gold history, geography and politics….
As long as there have been people, there’s been an attraction to gold. From pharaohs to hedge funds, gold has been an important tool of building and protecting wealth. Take a look at the interactive gold timeline below which carries you through gold’s enduring path as a universal symbol of wealth.
The Gold Tree Infographic below visualizes above-ground stock, sources and uses of gold and pictures the different forms of gold investments – ranging from physical gold in the form of bullion gold to securities not backed by gold.
The infographic below on vaulted gold explains what vaulted gold is and visualizes key facts relating to investments in gold that is stored on behalf of investors in high-security vaults.
Gold-producing countries are found on nearly all continents, and represent the gamut of economies from developed super-powers to small, emerging market countries. With gold’s spectacular rise in price and related demand, it’s worth your time to know a little bit about where all the gold comes from.
You have no doubt read countless articles on the price of gold costing x dollars per “troy ounce” or perhaps just x dollars per “ounce” but the difference between the two measurements is significant. For that matter, what’s the difference between a 24 karat gold ring and an 18 karat gold ring? Let me explain. Words: 863
In this article I would like to take a fresh look at physical gold, silver, platinum and copper regarding their respective versatility of use, durability, fungibility, store of value, liquidity and aesthetics with the hope that, for both old and new investors, my analysis will yield a new perspective on precious metals (including copper). Words: 878