Gold: History’s Slinky?


Guest post by Marcey Hollon, Account Manager at APMEX Inc. Connect with Marcey on LinkedIn. Feel free to email Marcey.

Slinky rainbow

Slinky rainbow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What does Gold and a slinky have in common you ask?

The slinky has given children hours of comfort and joy, and of course relief to busy parents! The slinky can go up and down and take on many forms. The song just started in your head right? The slinky is the simple yet well engineered item that will always be a timeless classic. What seems like a simple item, is in fact a very complicated toy…ever got yours tangled up?  And try explaining a slinky to somebody who has never seen one. To sum up, a slinky is a simple toy with many applications.

As is Gold. Stay with me here! Historically Gold has so many applications. It may be an insurance policy against inflation, a beautiful presentation piece, a lifelong collection handed down to generations, and of course Gold has numerous industrial applications. Also just as the slinky, Gold can go up and down in price. Gold can be viewed as a complicated item especially if you look at all the various things that can drive the price. However Gold may provide not only a hedge against inflation but also piece of mind when you need it. Historically, gold has performed well as a long term investment.

While we can’t predict future performance, whether you are starting a collection or creating a hedge against inflation Gold is the go to metal that has the staying power to weather many world events that could have a devastating effect on other investments. A simple metal with many applications.  A timeless classic. Peace of mind.

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One thought on “Gold: History’s Slinky?

  1. Love this comparison! Very creative. My favorite line: “Gold is the go to metal that has the staying power to weather many world events”

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