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The gold standard

The history of gold is as long as it is interesting and its relationship with the US dollar equally so. Going all the way back to 1792, Matt Girard and Stewart Moyles, from our precious metals team, explore the history of gold and how (and why) this ‘safe haven’ asset has been used as a store of value for centuries.

Together the pair take us back in time to look at key moments such as the Gold Standard Act and the Nixon shock, before discussing central bank reserves. the inverse relationship between gold and USD, and what makes this precious metal a safe and liquid asset.

Please note the data included in this podcast is according to the World Gold Council and correct at the time of recording.