To investors, Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of President Nixon taking the US dollar off the gold standard. While you may be familiar with the basics, there is quite a bit to unpack from that historic moment. First, let’s take a look at what Nixon’s exact comments were when he decided to execute this idea.
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I'm sorry, but listing prices in 1971 when gold was $35/oz and the concluding gold is comparable to the dollar/bonds over that same time period and it has negative real return is insane. CAGR of gold is roughly 8% since going off the gold standard (using $1750/oz price as gold today). This is a fact.
Furthermore as an example taking the facts you outlined, a new car in 1970 was avg $3,500 = 100oz of gold at that time. That 100oz of gold today would be roughly $175,000, more than equivalent to an average new car price today. But you swept over this fact that gold has more than held the owners level of purchasing power.
Bitcoin is not a proven store of value. There may be implied value, but no intrinsic value. This article is coming from a typical Bitcoin maximalist pushing the false narrative that BTC is some how the "new" gold.
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This is embarrassingly bad analysis by graph innuendo. Many things changed in the 1970s. No serious economist with statistical skills and an understanding of casual analysis who has looked at the trends you illustrate has ever concluded that ending the gold standard was a key reason.
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