THE CASE FOR GOLD IN ONE CHART
The purpose of this guide is not to make the case for investing in precious metals (plenty has already been written on this topic), but rather to lay out the options available to the investor who has made up his mind to do so.
Before going into any great detail, let’s pause for a moment to take a helicopter view of our financial system in order to better understand gold’s position in it. Most people are well aware that gold is a scarce resource but are usually not aware of the sheer volume of other financial products which currently exist. The following chart provides an overview of our financial system and lays the case for gold quite succinctly.