Since 1913. the dollar has lost 96% of its value.
In 1965, $1 bought 1000 mg of gold, in 1975 $1 bought 600 mg, in 1985 $1 bought 500 mg, in 2005 $1 bought 300 mg, in 2013 $1 buys 24 mg of gold.
History proves that it is better to hold gold ( and silver now ) over time.
The takeaway of the message is NOW ( looking forward ) is the best time to own gold and silver.
The 96% loss of the dollar makes cash a declining asset.
Try not to read too much into it. With silver so suppressed and the dollar stimulated, all things correct.
At some point, the debt becomes a real problem, and the dollar will not be king.
The true value of silver will be much higher. The demand will continue to rise while the ore grade diminish.
Few will act, many will debate.
Gold was $35 in 1965 and approx. $1300 today for an increase of 37x.
The dow was 911 in 1965 and 15,500 today for an increase of 17x.
The next 5 years should prove even better for gold and silver.
that's the beauty of picking time periods to make the point you wish.
the dow was 400 in 1960, gold was 35....now their even :) Unless you add gold annual dividend into the calculation, and the DOW annual dividend (reinvested of course)
next five years could....but I think it will generally follow inflation, as will stocks, and it will be about a wash again, slight advantage long term to equities (says history)