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Store of Value

Anything with value that may be stored and retrieved at a later date with the expectation that it will still have value. The most common store of value is money, which generally will still be money after being buried underground for some number of years. Other stores of value include real estate, securities and precious metals.

store of value

see MONEY.

store of value

an attribute of MONEY, enabling people to hold on to money to finance some future purchase of a product or asset without loss of PURCHASING POWER in the interim. More generally, any other ASSET that can be held and converted into money at the same price as its purchase price can serve as a store of value. In a period of INFLATION, however, the purchasing power of money itself will decline, undermining its function as a store of value and increasing the comparative attractiveness of real property assets the value of which rises with inflation.
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In some contexts, women owned and hoarded hundreds of locally produced or imported fabrics as a store of wealth (Cordonnier 1987; Picton 1995; Spencer 1982; Steiner 1985; Sylvanus 2008); they received these from their husbands, or, depending on the context, produced and/or traded them themselves (Denzer 1994).
If I were a Renaissance aristocrat, maybe, who needed a portable store of wealth that could be hidden from predatory kings and marauding mobs.
“The Victoria Cross still remains the apogee for the medal collector, military history enthusiast and increasingly, the investor in search of rare, tangible assets as a store of wealth. The Kenna Victoria Cross sold in Australia in July this year for in excess of [pounds sterling]700,000 clearly demonstrating how prized these medals are,” said Stanley Gibbons Investment Director Keith Heddle.
Asian countries are particularly large consumers of gold; the commodity is not just a store of wealth or a safe haven, but it's also heavily used in jewelry.
Marial said that "the idea which cause this is that young man own girl as their wealth -- we have capture six men and they are now arrested in Rumbek main prison -- I need to ensured young men that your sister is not a moving wealth, they should be treated as part of our society - girl are human being like you and they are not store of wealth".
Gold has been used for thousands of years as a store of wealth for governments, central banks and individual investors alike.
"With the global economic recovery still burdened by high and rising debt levels in western economies, as well as the renewed threat of recession driving down the US dollar and equities, the outlook for gold as a liquid, reliable asset class and as a store of wealth remains highly favourable," said Aram Shishmanian, the chief executive of the World Gold Council.
In fixed interest markets Sarasin favours sovereign risk with low indebtedness at the expense of corporates.Aa High government bond issuance raises questions, not just about investor appetite, but in the longer-term about the soundness of money itself.Aa Sarasin still sees the attractions of gold as an independent store of wealth.Aa
Despite being scarcer than gold, diamonds attract significantly less investment interest - even though they are an extremely compact store of wealth. This makes price moves more susceptible to demand for jewellery.
"The gold price in sterling, in contrast, has risen four-fold and more, as money's competitive edge as a store of wealth has been steadily eroded.
Certainly, gold is a tangible asset and a store of wealth when all other alternatives--stocks, bonds, cash--have scared investors away.