Gold as an investment

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Statista dossier on gold as an investment

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on gold as an investment. Gold has been used throughout history as money and is the most popular precious metal used as a means of investment. It is often seen as a hedge against economic instability.

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  • 1. Gold vs other assets
    • Leading major financial assets worldwide Dec 2019, by average daily trading volume

    • Annual volatility of major commodity indices and precious metals worldwide 2019

    • Average annual return of gold and other assets worldwide 1971-2019

    • 10-year average return of gold and other assets worldwide 2019

    • 20-year average return of gold and other assets worldwide 2019

  • 2. Gold worldwide
    • Average prices for gold worldwide from 2014 to 2025

    • Value of gold reserves 2020, by country

    • Gold demand globally 2009-2019

    • Rate of return of gold as an investment 2002-2019

    • Price of gold per troy ounce 1990-2019

    • Price for an ounce of fine gold - London Fixing 2019-2020

    • Global demand for gold by purpose quarterly 2016-2020

    • Global net hedging supply 2009-2018

    • Demand for gold by the retail investment industry 2008-2018 by form of gold

  • 3. Gold in the Americas
    • Gold quantity in the investment industry in North America 2008-2018, by form of gold

    • Value of physical gold bar investment in North America 2008-2018, by country

    • U.S. official reserve assets held in gold 2000-2019

    • Gold reserves in Canada 1980-2017

    • Mexico: weight of gold holdings 2014-2018

    • Latin America: countries with the largest gold reserves 2019

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