Gold and Silver Fever. The crazy things done in the name of gold and silver.
Since 2000, gold has outperformed the S&P 500 each year 9 of 12 times. How does gold behave like an investment and what are the fundamentals of investing in gold? What are the different ways investors can get exposure to gold in their portfolios?
In the past two parts of this infographic series, we saw its rich history and also how mining and supply works. Here we look at how gold is used across the globe. Generally speaking, half of all gold demand is comprised of jewelry sales. About 10% of gold is used in technology, where it is used in devices ranging from computers, cell phones, space shuttles, and defense technology. Lastly, 40% of gold is used as an investment – and this percentage is growing significantly. In this infographic we also look at how gold growth in China will impact the future of the precious metal. In Q4 of 2011 and continuing into 2012, China has bought more gold overall than even India and will continue to play an important role in consumption
Gold Mining Supply, how we fare historically speaking. Where we should be looking to
Wars have been fought over gold. Love has been expressed by it. Gold has changed the landscape of civilizations and the world. But what makes gold so great? This infographic examines the history of gold from ancient history to the gold rushes of the centuries ago. It looks at its properties and how it became not only a currency, but the gold standard. This is the first instalment of a four part infographic series on gold
We found a very thorough infographic on the gold market by BlueGlass Interactive. Full story can be found in found in businessinsider.com.
So, as the graphic concludes best:-
The Wall Street Journal Market watch recommends investing in gold if an investor has a diversified portfolio
- holds no intrinsic value, it is only worth what someone will pay
- nor does it produce income for the inevstor