Category Antique sterling

Metals Good to Use

Antique sterling

Gold. It is a material that is used most often in jewelry and watches, but it has a rich history. It is one of the metals that very rarely changes value, which is why many companies based their currency on gold for the longest time (even the United States until about the 1980′s).

Many people believe that moving the United States off the gold standard, as it was called, was a mistake made by President Ronald Reagan. As such, the dollar possibly became devalued. But more importantly, it became based off the United States economy, which has a tendency to fluctuate.

Gold is considered a commodity when it comes to investing. That means a person can purchase a certain amount of the product (via commodity shares) and expect the value to go up or down. While stocks are considered somewhat risky investments,

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