The economist John Maynard Keynes once famously dismissed gold as a ???barbarous relic.???
Keynes was actually referring to the gold standard.
But his inflammatory description reflected his heartfelt sentiment about gold.
Nevertheless, gold has maintained its unique status as both a commodity and a store of monetary value.
Gold is the ultimate safe-haven investment when the stock and bond markets head south.
Everything that is bearish for stocks ??? political instability, inflationary fears, a falling dollar ??? tends to be very bullish for the yellow metal.
All three of these factors helped propel gold prices to one of its greatest runs ever.
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