No asset class stirs up debate quite like gold. Is it a store of value against inflation or is it just a hunk of metal that investors don’t need to own? Paul Brink, the CEO of gold royalty and streaming company Franco-Nevada, is admittedly biased when it comes to gold. But he’s also a wealth of knowledge. So we posed five questions to him about the precious metal. His answers cover U.S. currency debasement, why psychology drives the price, cycles, inflation and the case for investing in gold.

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