Misconceptions about gold are tenacious. And for good reason: gold is undoubtedly the metal that peddles most myths and legends today. It is readily associated with corsairs and pirates at the time of the discovery of the Americas, with the inestimable wealth of Croesus, with the famous cities of gold located in Amazonia (Eldorado), or even with Jason and the fleece. Golden. It has indeed a real aura, which makes it a noble metal apart: men would be able to do anything to obtain it. Today, it is considered rare, expensive, and difficult to obtain and is even considered an outdated investment. However, all of these misconceptions are wrong. We take stock.
Investing in gold no longer pays anything
For more than 20 years, gold has established itself as a particular haven. The value of gold has therefore increased by 600% in the space of 22 years. Cumulative inflation over the same period is 35% (between 1 and 1.5% per year approximately). Contrary to a received idea rooted in many people, gold is a profitable investment, while offering a minimum of risk compared to stocks and bonds. Certainly much more profitable, but above all riskier.