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Gold’s run impressively up

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All the goldbug fever, not withstanding today’s pullback in the yellow metal’s price, got me thinking about just how well has gold stacked up against say stocks and oil over the longer term. I picked 2004 as a starting point for no other reason than it gives enough distance from the mania of the credit bubble and the distortion of its popping.

Gold’s trajectory is pretty impressive. Now whether you think that means it’s bubble that never fully burst or whether it’s indicating a longer term trend in which enough investors want a hedge against inflation further down the line is another matter. But, since 2004, it’s been mostly up.

Check it out.

Gold

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Oil

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

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