The allure of gold is as old as civilization itself. Many forms of currency have been used over the years as a store of wealth and means of exchange, including livestock, tobacco, various precious metals, and paper currencies backed by the governments that issued them. But across the span of history, nothing has been as enduring and universally accepted as gold.
Gold is widely recognized as a safe-haven against inflation, a weakening U.S. Dollar and geopolitical uncertainty. In addition to its many other benefits gold is also an excellent investment. Soundly outperforming broad stock market indices over the last 40 years such as the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq.