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Ron Paul Crushes the Market, Outperforms by 9%

Why there are so many people that call the good Doctor a kook is beyond me. In my opinion all Presidents should be very well versed in Economics.


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Hedge Fund Manager Ron Paul

that would be cool.

And in the long term

Host: "Congressman, you've been worried about it since 1971 though, If you were betting against the markets you would have lost a lot of money with that view."

Ron: "Yes, I was so foolish to buy gold coins at 35 dollars an ounce"


someone on the site said it;

someone on the site said it; They call him a "kook" because they're either ignorant or they have some other self serving interest.


This looks like performance for 1 day, but does anyone know where to look to find how gold has performed compared to stocks in the past 10 years or so? The reason I'm asking is because I work for a financial institution, and I learned the other day that we do not invest in precious metals. The CEO as an anonomys idea forum which I would like to use to make the case to invest in gold/silver. What would be astounding is to have some hard data to back-up my claim. Please help if you can!

A quick comparison

Go to www.bigcharts.com for a quick comparison. Put in GLD under the symbol and 1 decade under “Time” and monthly (or daily or weekly will work). Put in SPX for the S&P500. You can see the S&P500 has gained about 500 points from 800 = 62.5% from 2002 to 2012. GLD went from $40 to $158 (today) for a $118 gain from the end of 2004 to 2012 = 295%. What is striking is if you look at the SPX and the huge dip the market took in 2008. The GLD has held steady in an uptrend except
for 2008 and the current time period (experiencing a consolidation) so anyone in the precious metal gold took a 30% drawdown approx during that dip/correction but a 57% drawdown in Dow stocks during that same general time frame. That being said, the same “safe” hedge does not necessarily apply to gold stocks which experienced a worse drawdown in the 2008 dip than ordinary stocks which you can see by putting in the symbols EGO and GG, two commonly traded gold
stocks which both suffered worse drawdowns than GLD and SPX. This is why I am sure Ron Paul has his portfolio configured to own both GLD and other metal ETFs as well as gold stocks instead of putting all his 'golden' eggs in one basket.

Google finance is easy...

...have to use GLD as a proxy for gold though, and GLD only goes back as far as November 2004.

From then to now, GLD is up 251%, the Dow Jones is up 20%.

Kitco is a great source for historical charts of all the precious metals.


"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Dow Industrial Average is way down. Lost to inflation.

The Dow Industrial Average investors have little left after inflation & taxes. The Dow is down after accounting for inflation. See: Producer Price Index (PPI) as a proxy for inflation that matters to industry.

Please note: there is little manufacturing left in the Dow. Even car manufacturers have more revenue & income from finance than making cars.

The SP 500 index has also floundered for many years. Did not kept up with inflation.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

NASDAQ is crazy. NYSE is maddeningly bizarre!

NASDAQ is a crazy place... or is it just computers trading with each other?.

NYSE is maddeningly bizarre! Bazaar?

CHAIRMAN OF NYSE is Jon Stewart’s brother. [Central to Comedy Central]

Yes, Jon Stewart’s brother is Larry Leibowitz, the man who according to the Wall Street Journal, has been spearheading the overhaul of the NYSE’s electronic trading platform to make it faster and more efficient.

Here’s Larry Leibowitz on 60 Minutes describing his work.

    Leibowitz is a high-speed trading whiz, and has changed the way in which trading of stocks happens. Billions of dollars are traded every day by computers, with no knowledge of where the money they’re trading is going, just that it is being traded.

    “Traders have intuitive senses of how the world works. But with these systems you pour in a bunch of numbers, and something comes out the other end, and it’s not always intuitive or clear why the black box latched onto certain data or relationships.”

High frequency trading is pretty big, but the fact that Jon Stewart’s brother is in charge of it is even crazier.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

A little thunder & lightning. From NASDAQ, truth post Facebook

      Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke vs. Inflation

Amid the nasty monthly release, gold futures saw a spectacular spike higher, as hopeful investors now expect with more fruition that the Federal Reserve will announce additional quantitative easing.

Paul has stated that inflation...

    [Per Ron Paul's use of the word, "inflation is an increase in the money supply." Quantitative Easing (QE) announcement is proclaiming blatant money supply creation. Inflation. Traditionally, money printing. - Editor Remark - Mark Twain]

is just a form of government theft in that it steals people's purchasing power and destroys savings. He notes that the value of the Dollar has declined 98% since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 and that the Federal Reserve has a terrible track record of getting things right.

Back in February, during Ben Bernanke's (Chairman of the Federal Reserve) testimony on Capitol Hill , Paul jabbed at Bernanke saying, "You say inflation is about 2%, I say 9%, let's just call it 5%... inflation is taking money away from the people."

Ron Paul has been a consistent opponent of runaway federal debt, deficit spending, and Federal Reserve policies, and according to Paul, more QE would do more bad than good for the US economy. Paul practices what he preaches, meaning he owns gold - and a lot of it, at that.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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You got me by 2 minutes!

I'm sorry, trying to delete mine but it is not giving me a delete option!
So here is a bump for you !

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