Market Watch: Gold Still Outshining Stocks and Bonds Since the Turn of the Century
Article by William Watts in Market Watch
No yield, no dividend, no problem?
That appears to be the case for gold when it comes to its performance against both stocks and bonds as the calendar flips ever deeper into the 21st century.
The chart below from S&P Dow Jones Indices shows the relative performance of the yellow metal, as measured by Dow Jones Commodity Index Gold, versus the S&P 500, between Dec. 31, 1999, and Dec. 29, 2023.
Unlike some stocks, gold — like other commodities — pays no dividends. Unlike bonds, it pays no coupon. That’s often described as raising the opportunity cost of holding gold versus assets that produce some sort of yield. Still, Gold, which is designed to ......