If there is a business sector or financial asset class that has outperformed gold in the last 16 years, I can’t think of one yet how many people do you know who understand the necessity for owning gold and have actually acted on that knowledge?
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Had you acquired a 100 ounce bar of physical gold on December 31, 1999, your total out lay would have been $29,025.00. The value of that same gold bar today would be approximately $132,800.00 (+357%). Had you invested the same amount in the stock market your investment would have grown by less than double, approximately 57%.
A 357% increase in the value of any asset, over the course of seventeen years should be considered a winner but you’ll never hear anything like this on mainstream media, as they are too busy reminding you of how great those blips-on-a-screen are performing and making your retirement all cushy and fat.
[While it’s true that] you can’t eat gold…[that’s] no reason [not] to have gold in your portfolio because, unless your portfolio is filled with digestible items, you are going to lose…[While] you can’t eat gold, there is always a market for gold, anywhere in the world, which means you can convert your gold into the local currency where ever you decide to have dinner.
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