Gold Price vs. Dow Jones Industrial Average – 100, 30 and 10 Year Return Charts

Equities beat gold in the short and long-terms. As an asset class gold is important to hold in a well-diversified portfolio. However gold returns lag stocks when returns are measured in many years such as 100, 30 and 10 years. This is because stocks are still the preferred asset for growing wealth. In this post, …

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Gold is a Great Asset To Own Especially During Periods of High Market Volatility

Gold is an important asset to own in a well-diversified portfolio. Gold offers portfolio protection especially during periods of high volatility in equity markets or crises. This is because when equities crash gold generally rises and hence offers stability to a portfolio. Since gold as an asset class does not produce income such as dividends …

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The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in 2019: Chart

The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in 2019 are shown in the chart below. China was the top producer of gold followed by Russia and Australia. It is surprising that China is a big gold producer. Though one would expect South Africa to be the top producer the country was the eighth producer behind Ghana. …

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Annual Returns of Gold vs. Other Assets 1980 To 2019: Chart

Gold is an important asset class that is good to own during bull and bear markets although a small portion of a well-diversified portfolio should suffice. During bull markets in equities gold may not earn high returns. However during bear markets or when uncertainty plagues the market such as now then gold is a great …

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