The Visual Capitalist has started a 5-part series on gold. Presented by Goldcorp, the series seeks to explain the origins of gold as well as its development into a monetary system. Historical versions of the gold standard are explained along with FDR’s action in 1933 as well as the “Nixon Shock” of 1971.
Part 2: Unearthing the World’s Supply.
Part 3: The Eclipsing Demand of the East
Part 4: Five Reasons To Own Gold
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