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How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks! (Part II)

“All that glitters isn’t gold, but the really good stuff is.” — Chip Wood

Earlier this week, I wrote a column for Investment U that caused an uproar among gold bugs: “How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks!” Read the article here.

Basically, I discovered that almost all gold mining stocks, including the majors, have a very poor track record. On top of that, they were extremely volatile.

The graph below demonstrates the problem with gold stocks:

The S&P 500 stock index looks much more stable and profitable than the gold stock index.
Click here to read the full article, “How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks! (Part II).”

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Investment expert Dr. Mark Skousen shares why he doesn't think it pays to invest in gold stocks.

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How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks! (Part II)

Investment expert Dr. Mark Skousen shares why he doesn’t think it pays to invest in gold stocks.

??All that glitters isn??t gold, but the really good stuff is.? — Chip Wood

Earlier this week, I wrote a column for Investment U that caused an uproar among gold bugs: ??How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks!? Read the article here.

Basically, I discovered that almost all gold mining stocks, including the majors, have a very poor track record. On top of that, they were extremely volatile.

The graph below demonstrates the problem with gold stocks:

The S&P 500 stock index looks much more stable and profitable than the gold stock index.
Click here to read the full article, “How to Lose Money — Invest in Gold Stocks! (Part II).”

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Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He??s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and ??Austrian? economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions ?? and has often been proved right.

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