store of value

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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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The rise of gold in all currencies shows how confidence in paper currencies, and increasingly the euro, as stores of wealth and monetary assets is gradually being eroded.
More and more, it seems the advance in asset classes like stocks, corporate bonds and commodities has more to do with capital gains and the reinvestment of massive stores of wealth that are still sidelined for safety reasons.
Then, as today, US monetary policy was spreading inflation to countries importing such policy through fixed exchange rates, encouraging them to seek out other more reliable long-term stores of wealth.
SC: Consumers have been able to access their stores of wealth and have been engaging in spending at a very high rate.
dollar comes under pressure--as it must--the story of gold and silver as alternative stores of wealth will begin to make the rounds, and it will be a story that tells very well.