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What’s So Special About Gold?

Is gold a good investment?

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About the Show

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Anna Szymanski.

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Episode Notes

In this Slate Money miniseries, Felix Salmon investigates SWAG—silver, wine, art, and gold—and other things people invest in.

This week, Felix talks to Justina Vasquez of Bloomberg News about how and why people have been investing in gold for a very, very long time.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.