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50 Year Chart: Stocks, Bonds & Gold

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 26, 2013 @ 11:30 am In Fixed Income/Interest Rates,Gold & Precious Metals,Investing,Technical Analysis | Comments Disabled

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Yesterday, in response to our post on how wrong the public was back in this 2011 Gallup poll [2], the following suggestion was made:

Which asset performed best is dependent on your definition of “long term”. 2011-2013 is at best medium term. Long term to most people means decades, 20 years or more. Look at charts for 1993-2013. For young people starting to invest it means their whole working career. That means around fifty years, given current retirement trends. So look at charts for 1963-2013 [3].

The charts above date from 1950 to present.

Its pretty clear that Gold moves in fits and starts; the Treasury market has had an enormous and unusual bull market, and stocks are volatile gainers over the long haul.





Ralph M Dillon

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[2] 2011 Gallup poll: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/06/polling-the-public-loads-of-fun/

[3] So look at charts for 1963-2013: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/06/polling-the-public-loads-of-fun/#comment-675688

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