by Greg Klein | June 25, 2014
The latest of a five-part series by Visual Capitalist, Gold and the Best Reasons to Own It presents the yellow metal’s case in words and images. Even gold skeptics might find some of the information intriguing, such as this example of the metal’s staying power:
“In Roman times, an ounce of gold was enough to buy a quality tailored toga, sandals and accessories. During the Depression, an ounce of gold was enough to buy a quality tailor-made suit, shoes and accessories. Still today, an ounce of gold buys a great tailor-made suit, shoes and accessories.”
The infographic appears below. Sponsored by Goldcorp TSX:G and other mining/exploration companies, the series’ first three releases are available here:
- Gold: The most sought-after metal on earth
- Gold: Unearthing the world’s supply
- Gold: The eclipsing demand of the East
Posted by permission of Visual Capitalist.