Burning Platform: [Simon Black]
For more than a year, I’ve been strongly encouraging readers to consider buying gold.
In fact, almost exactly one year ago to the day, I wrote that gold was cheap relative to just about every other asset class in the world.
Since then, gold has been one of the best performing investments in the world.
Over the last 12 months, the price of gold is up 21.1%, handily outperforming everything from the S&P 500 index in the US to stock markets in China, Europe, and Canada, plus bonds, real estate, and even major commodities like oil.
Gold has even outpaced the stock prices of many of the world’s most popular tech investments like Netflix, Tesla, Amazon, etc.
(One of the more interesting exceptions has been Bitcoin, which has more than doubled in value over the last 12 months. We’ll talk about that another time.)
But while gold’s investment performance has been great, I want to tell you today why that doesn’t matter one bit to me. read more