Educational Lesson: Ten Facts About Gold

Gold is an important asset to own in a well diversified portfolio. Unlike fiat currencies gold is considered as a store of value that will stand the test of time. For millennia humans have always been attracted to the yellow metal for its purity and value. In modern times, though equities have become popular the …

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The Top 10 Countries With The Largest Gold Reserves 2023

Gold is considered as a safe-haven asset class. During periods of uncertainty and chaos in the equity markets investors tend to flock to gold. Though gold does not generate income like equities and other assets, they offer hedge against inflation and traditionally has held its value over the long-term. Gold has been a prized asset …

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Gold vs. S&P 500 During Market Turmoil Events

Gold is an important asset class to own in a well diversified portfolio. How much gold should one have depends on depends on many factors including an individual’s circumstances. While gold does not produce income such as dividends, it can offer a cushion to a portfolio especially when equity markets turn volatile. During market downturns …

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Long-Term Returns of Gold, Stocks and US Treasuries

The long-term returns of gold, stocks and US Treasuries are shown in the table below. Just like other assets, gold also outperformed other assets in some periods while under-performing in others. Overall gold has increased from $40 per ounce at the end of 1970 to $1,887.60 at the end of 2020, for an compound annual …

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Bull and Bear Market Cycles for Gold from 1970 to 2016

The average bull and bear market lengths for gold are 63 and 44 months respectively for the period from 1970 to 2016 according to a report by World Gold Council. The table below shows the bull and bear market cycles and the corresponding returns. Gold closed at $1,789.10 on November 24th in New York per …

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