AUG 4, 2017
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Surprise! Gold Prices Have Beaten the Market So Far this Centuryby Frank Holmes of usfunds.com on 8/3/17
Interestingly the price of gold has outperformed the S&P 500 so far this century, returning 86 percent more than the market if we index both asset classes at 100 on December 31, 1999. Over the past 17 years, the S&P 500 has undergone two major contractions, both of them resulting in a loss of around 40 percent. Gold, has held its value very well. History shows its an important asset for a portfolio diversifier.
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