See How Gold Has Beaten the Market So Far this Century!

U.S. Funds in one of their informative fact flashes has produced the following chart that tells the whole story of gold so far this century.

Gold has beaten the market so far this century

Gold Notches Its Best Month Since February
  • Spot gold finished July up more than 2 percent, its best month since February, when it returned 3.7 percent. The yellow metal responded to a struggling U.S. dollar, which has lost more than 10 percent so far this year, and lackluster economic data that lowers the likelihood of another interest rate hike in 2017.
  • More impressively, gold has outperformed the S&P 500 Index so far this century, returning 86 percent more than the market if we index both asset classes at 100 on December 31, 1999. Over the past 17 years, the S&P 500 has undergone two major contractions. Gold, meanwhile, has held its value well, boosting its appeal as a portfolio diversifier.
  • Our two gold funds have similarly outperformed the market so far this century, as you can see in the chart above. The Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX) and World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX) are managed by precious metals expert Ralph Aldis and Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and chief investor officer. Not only do Ralph and Frank rely on fundamentals to make stock selection and weighting decisions, but they also maintain close, productive relationships with mining company management teams across the globe.
Next Step

The dollar could very well continue to slide on additional political troubles surrounding President Donald Trump and his administration. This would mean further upside for gold and gold stocks. What’s more, we’re only weeks away from India’s two largest gold-buying sprees, Diwali in October and the wedding season late in the year. Historically, now has been a good time for investors to enter the gold and precious metals market to capture the price appreciation that has often occurred during these important festivals.

You may want to explore their gold ETF (GOAU) at as well as their gold funds

(This article has been published with permission of U.S. Global Investors Funds)