When we talk about the "ratio" of the gold, silver, and U.S. dollar being zero, it typically refers to a theoretical or abstract situation because in practical terms, the ratio cannot actually be zero unless the value of these assets were to be zero, which is an unrealistic scenario.
Here's what a zero ratio would imply in different contexts:
Gold to U.S. Dollar Ratio: This ratio is a measure of how much gold can be bought with one U.S. dollar. A zero ratio would imply that gold is worthless, or the dollar has no purchasing power to buy gold, both of which are highly improbable.
Silver to U.S. Dollar Ratio: Similar to the gold ratio, this indicates how much silver one U.S. dollar can buy. A zero ratio would suggest that silver has no value or that the dollar cannot purchase any silver, which again is not a realistic scenario.
Gold to Silver Ratio: This is the amount of silver that can be exchanged for one ounce of gold. A zero ratio would suggest that silver has no value in comparison to gold, which would be unprecedented given that both are precious metals with intrinsic value.
In the world of finance and commodities trading, a ratio of zero would indicate a complete collapse or absence of value for one of the assets in comparison to the other, which does not happen under normal economic conditions. It could also be a hyperbolic way of saying that one asset has become extremely devalued in relation to the other. However, in all practicality, such a situation would indicate a severe economic anomaly or a failure in the systems used to measure and trade these assets.