Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist

October 18, 2012 10:45 ET

The Gold Series: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gold in 5 Stunning Infographics

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - With recent gold prices continuing to soar near record highs, more investors are considering gold as a way to hedge against economic stress. In response to the growing interest in gold, Visual Capitalist has created an infographic series that presents the story in an entirely new and visual way. "The Gold Series" covers everything from the rich history of the precious metal to its properties as an investment.

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Using only the most current information and research available, this collection of data visualizations brings investors and casual readers alike up to speed on the gold sector. The series consists of the following:

Gold Part 1: The History of Gold

Part 1 of the Gold Series introduces gold, its unique properties, and the rich history of the precious metal. Ancient civilizations, gold as a currency, and famous gold rushes are covered here.

Gold Part 2: Mining and Supply

Part 2 of the Gold Series visualizes the three distinct streams of gold supply, with a focus on gold mining. Learn how gold is mined, processed, and which governments store the most in their reserves.

Gold Part 3: Uses and Demand

Part 3 of the Gold Series highlights how gold is used and who demands it the most. This infographic focuses specifically on jewelry, technology, and India and China's growing appetites for gold.

Gold Part 4: Gold as an Investment

Part 4 of the Gold Series shows how gold stays strong in the face of inflation, uncertainty, and currency devaluation. Readers will also learn the ins and outs of the different methods of investing in gold. This infographic also looks at famous investors such as Warren Buffett, George Soros, Ron Paul, and Jim Cramer - and how much gold is in their portfolios.

2012 Gold Deposit Rankings

In the final part of the series, the rarity of large, high-grade gold deposits is revealed. This infographic visualizes the research done by Roy Sebag of Natural Resource Holdings and breaks down the distribution of all gold deposits across the world by size, grade, and geographic location.

What's next? On October 30th, 2012, Visual Capitalist will release Part 1 of its much anticipated Silver Series.

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Visual Capitalist believes that exceptional visual content has the power to transform how people learn and share information. Started in 2011, Visual Capitalist creates and distributes rich investor content on commodities and investing.

"When united, integrity and great visual content make information more accessible, compelling, and beautiful."

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