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How to Invest in Gold by Peter Temple

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Basics

Price movements

THE VALUE OF gold waxes and wanes over time but ultimately it holds its value in real terms. The chart shows the real value of gold in the US since 1900. This shows it maintaining its real value over this 100-year-plus period. The same is also true over 200 years.

Gold price since 1900 © World Gold Council

Gold price since 1970 © World Gold Council

The particularly sharp rise and subsequent fall in the price of gold between 1970 and 2002, and its more recent appreciation, is untypical. There have been many ...

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