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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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It is a store of value when there is inflation and deflation.
While consumers are still adjusting to a new, higher pricing environment, there is widespread awareness about the role of gold as a store of value.
Central banks are strengthening their portfolio with gold as it is considered to be a safe store of value compared to the US dollar.
economy and would fight even a hint of inflation to keep dollars the world's preferred currency and a store of value better than gold.
The thinking that more is good was driven by lenders' attitudes that working capital constitutes a store of value to pay debts and bank credit lines.
For the euro to become a reserve currency, so that others outside Europe will use it as a convenient store of value.