Gold versus cash savings

Which is best?

As a liquid asset that is easy to buy and sell, gold bullion is often compared to cash. Gold and national currencies are both stores of value that we store our wealth in. Should I buy gold? Should I stick to cash in the bank?

This gold versus cash question is asked all the time, so we’ve created a comprehensive area dedicated to comparing gold savings with cash savings. Use this section and infographic to learn the essential differences between cash in a savings account and a gold investment account.

Be sure to get up to speed before you buy gold. In this section we measure allocated gold bullion against cash in the bank in relation to these key criteria: