Gold is valuable and rare. Large amounts of rock need to be mined and processed to produce an ounce of gold and this uses significant amounts of energy.
Goldhub blog: Posts from February 2019
In a largely #cashless society, there will still be a need to store wealth, have privacy and carry out transactions between parties who don’t trust one another. Leading economist @krogoff believes gold fills that role. More in our latest #GoldInvestor: https://t.co/6xsfipO0zL https://t.co/KJicu5lbOx
Former leader of the Commodities and Gold Group for the Government of Singapore’s #SWF, Loy Cheow Chew, believes that gold has a valuable role to play in #SWF portfolios as it provides a potential hedge against calamity. More in our latest #GoldInvestor: https://t.co/W1mJwf0JrP https://t.co/TFUmQdCILK
When trouble strikes, where should you hide? The case for gold.
It’s good to see mainstream financial ‘newspapers’ talk about gold, but this article repeats the common fallacy that gold is good only for bad times.
Gold is more than just that.
Paul Fisher was a senior figure at the Bank of England for over 26 years – a member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2009–2014 and Executive Director for Markets during most of the Great Financial Crisis. He considers the origins of the crisis and whether it could happen again.
Leading economist @krogoff suggests that society has an excessive reliance on paper money and that as cash fades from view, gold will retain and almost certainly increase its value and role. Read more from @krogoff in our latest edition of #GoldInvestor: https://t.co/nXMZqW2Po4 https://t.co/B4cAktX7EJ
In his book The Curse of Cash, leading economist Ken Rogoff suggests that excessive reliance on paper money is responsible for ills ranging from tax evasion to terrorism. He also believes that monetary policy would be more effective in a largely cashless society. Cryptocurrencies are not an effective replacement for paper money, he says, but gold’s role is likely to increase as cash fades from view.
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