Tag Archive: marketability

The Spreads Blow Out, Update 1 May

The bid-ask spread of both (spot) gold and silver has blown out. Both, on March 1. In gold, the spread had been humming along around 13 cents—gold is the most marketable commodity, and this is the proof, a bid-ask spread around 1bps—until… *BAM!* It explodes to around 35 cents, or two and half times as wide.

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Why Did Both Silver and Gold Become Money?

Keith Weiner explains why gold and silver, two shiny metals, have become money. They fill different human needs, and evolved through different paths. Money solves a problem called the coincidence of wants. Moreover he looks on the choice between gold and silver.

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