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Offline RationalHusker

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Investing "quilt"
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:23:43 AM »
Thought graphic was pretty good.  I'll post the full article, too, but my main comment is that the quilt can be a useful tool.  It clearly shows that no asset is always best (or worst).  It also shows that some of the best potential performers can absolutley kill your portfolio if you hold them at the wrong time.  But my main take home point is that you cannot afford not to have gold in some shape or form as part of your portfolio.  Is it volatile?  Absolutely.  And yet, over the past 10 years, it has had a positive return every single year.

http://www.financialsense.com/sites/default/files/users/u6/images/2013/gold-quilt-2003-2012.jpg

http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/adrian-ash/gold-safety-blanket-or-quilting-essential