Gold Introduction

Why does gold have value?

Why does gold have value?

The reason why gold enjoys a special status as an investment vehicle has been discussed ad infinitum. Most often the discussion revolves around the financial aspect of including the noble metal in a portfolio. The monetary gain is only partially responsible for the magic spell that gold casts on people worldwide. The cultural and psychological …

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The Correlation Between Gold and Crude Oil: 3 Theories

Is there any relationship between gold and crude oil? Two of the world’s most sought-after commodities have had a mostly close relationship in the past. However, with the introduction of global economic turmoil and geopolitical trade tensions in the mix has altered the gold-oil relationship drastically. This article explores three theories to understand the correlation …

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Ancient History and Classical Era

The History of Gold

This article explores the history of human’s relationship with the yellow metal in the last five centuries. For ease of comprehension, the story is broken up into 11 parts. Table of Contents 1. Ancient History and Classical era (8th century BC and the 5th century AD) In Egypt and the Middle East, 5 centuries ago, …

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Millesimal Fineness of Gold

Fineness of Gold

Fineness or purity denotes the content of gold in proportion to the total weight in various gold products, such as coins, bars, and jewelry. Millesimal fineness is a system to denote the purity of pure gold by mass in the alloy. It is expressed in units of parts per 1000. Bullion gold typically comes with …

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