Having read the paste, I would suggest that your conclusion is baseless. Which is "better" for any individual is wholly dependant upon a myraid of factors. I think what Eric is saying is that he expects miners to outperform bullion. I agree, however I have not yet seen that trend develope sufficiently for me to see an advantage over bullion, in consideration of the current fissures in the global financial structure. Which IMO represent high risk. Remember that each indiviudal has his or her own risk tolerance, a consideration that NO asset evaluation or investment conclusion should ignore.
No, Boggsfrt, the best investment for anyone is the one that returns the greatest percentage of gains over the term of the investment. You're putting style (methodology) over substance (results) in an easily verfiable test and I have no doubt some stocks, like Ruby, will indeed outperform the metal. And that's why I came here tonight with a banjo on my knee and a song in my heart for the readers here, as recorded by DION.
Ah, now said I love a girl and-a Ruby is her name Hear me talkin' now This girl don't love me, but I love 'er just the same What'd I say, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh Ruby, Ruby, I'm-a want ya Like a ghost I'm-a gonna haunt ya Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine, sometime
Ah, each time I see you, baby my heart cries Ah, it does, Ruby I tell ya I'm gonna steal you away from all those guys Are they wise Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, from the happy day I met ya Now I made a bet that I was goin' to get ya Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine? Hear me talkin', in time, now
Hey-hey, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby Hey-hey, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby Hey-hey, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby Hey-hey, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby Come to me, now Hey-hey, oh, oh, oh, oh Gonna get ya Hey-hey, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, baby Well, I tell ya
Now I love this girl, I said-a Ruby is her name Believe me, now When this girl looks at me she just sets my soul aflame Doncha know, whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh I got some hugs and-a kisses too Yeah and now I'm gonna give-a them all to you Now, listen, now Ruby, Ruby, when will you be mine Gonna get you sometime, Ruby