Old as a hedge against the devaluation of the dollar

Calculate the five-year annualized rate of return on gold as an investment alternative and discuss the relationship between gold and the value of USD in both the domestic and international economy. Discuss the use of gold as a substitute for the dollar in trade both in the local and international markets.

Single spaced should be 3-4 pages single spaced. Please start with secondary sources first: Newspapers, Magazines, etc. before moving onto primary sources: white papers from think tanks, etc.