The Top Ten Gold Producing Countries in 2020: Chart

The Top Ten Gold Producing Countries in 2020 is shown in the chart below. It is surprising that China was the top producer with over 368 tonnes followed by Russia and Australia. South Africa, the traditional leader in gold production is missing in this list. In fact, among African countries only Ghana made it to …

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Performance of Gold vs. S&P 500 During Major Crises

Gold is an important asset class to own in a well diversified portfolio. The performance of gold is negatively co-related to risky assets such as the S&P 500. In this post, let’s review the return of gold vs. the S&P 500 during major crises in the past few decades. Before we get to that a …

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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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