What Is Gold’s Impact on the U.S. Economy?

Gold’s impact on the economy waxes and wanes, depending on how safe other investments are. In fact, you can tell how healthy the economy is from the price of gold. When the U.S was on the gold standard, the precious metal had an even great importance. Find out whether gold is a good investment, where to buy gold, and when is a good time to buy gold.

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There is very little, if any, effect on the economy from the price of gold. If anything, the opposite is usually true: perceptions about the economy can directly affect the price of gold. The usefulness of gold as an economic indicator is questioned by some, but it is still widely recognized as a hedge against the U.S. dollar and as some measure of inflation. Gold is used in most electronic devices such as computers and cell phones, but in such small quantities that fluctuations in the price of gold have very little impact on this sector of the economy.

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