Hey jaack off stock_green, can you not read a chart you illiterate, potty mouthed little tool? In mid Feb 2012 gold closed at $1725. In mid Feb 2013 gold closed at $1640. From where I come from 1725 is higher than 1640 so me saying gold has had a negative return for the past year IS correct. I can't help you with the fact you have made some terrible investment decisions and bet the farm on hapless miners but if you want to be taken seriously on any forum then you really should check your facts before you start spouting off your piehole and show the world how little you really do know.