Gold is a precious metal sometimes used as investment and historically as coinage for currency.

See also gold standard.


Gold has use value in jewellery and electronics.

Gold is a speculative investment.

Gold has no fundamental value.

Gold has no income.

Gold is a non-productive investment.


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