Gold is an unrivaled store of wealth that acts as a hedge against currency inflation/deflation, which individuals to preserve their purchasing power.

YearCHFCNYUSDGBPVNDSGDEURMXNINRCADCLPBRLJPYARSRUB
20015.59%2.45%2.46%5.17%6.48%9.02%8.59%-2.49%5.91%8.88%18.07%21.40%17.91%2.63%10.99%
20023.98%24.78%24.77%12.73%27.40%17.27%5.78%41.29%24.07%23.11%35.90%91.17%12.57%319.23%30.70%
20036.90%19.36%19.37%7.61%21.23%16.96%-0.57%29.25%13.52%-1.50%-1.77%-2.50%7.74%4.09%9.23%
2004-2.88%5.53%5.54%-1.74%6.42%1.33%-1.93%4.77%0.53%-2.20%-1.05%-3.06%1.02%7.05%0.04%
200535.96%14.98%17.92%31.42%19.25%20.34%35.04%12.49%22.26%14.15%8.63%3.66%35.42%20.24%22.26%
200614.17%19.11%23.15%8.20%24.10%13.73%10.43%25.07%20.97%23.42%28.05%12.64%24.34%24.39%12.80%
200721.80%22.45%30.94%29.25%30.51%22.64%18.48%32.34%16.64%12.16%22.51%9.10%23.00%34.78%22.34%
2008-0.28%-1.10%5.80%43.86%15.45%5.04%10.43%32.54%30.61%29.10%35.35%37.60%-14.12%15.96%31.32%
200920.48%24.44%24.37%12.24%31.45%22.16%21.38%19.05%18.88%7.49%-0.96%-6.27%27.47%36.80%22.35%
201016.97%25.01%29.57%34.15%36.66%18.31%38.59%22.31%24.45%22.75%19.45%23.26%13.02%35.55%31.59%
201110.54%5.34%10.10%10.65%18.87%11.25%13.67%24.38%30.88%12.66%22.30%23.67%4.31%19.35%16.15%
20124.44%5.86%7.06%2.41%5.96%0.88%5.22%-1.39%10.42%4.03%-1.38%17.86%20.83%22.15%1.66%
2013-30.03%-30.06%-28.28%-29.46%-26.12%-25.56%-31.02%-27.02%-18.74%-23.20%-19.99%-17.14%-12.92%-4.54%-22.51%
20149.74%0.67%-1.44%4.52%-1.72%3.05%11.77%11.16%0.33%7.83%12.03%10.08%12.02%27.57%67.19%