Gold – The best asset class of the last decade
Duncan Richardson, News Editor
24 Jul 2015, 10:36 a.m.
Despite the gold pricing struggling over the last 4 years, gold is still the best performing asset class of the last decade returning an average yield of 10%. Gold was the best or second best performing asset in five of the seven years between 2005 and 2011.
10 year returns by asset class:
|S&P 400 (Mid Cap U.S. Equities)||9.6%|
|Emerging Markets Equities||8.8%|
|Russell 2000 (U.S. small cap equities)||7.7%|
|REITS (Real Estate Investment Trust)||7.3%|
|MSCI EAFE (Measure of global equities ex U.S.)||5.2%|
|Barclays Agg Bond (Global Fixed Interest)||4.7%|
|Mkt Neut HFs (Market-neutral hedge funds||-1.0%|
|Bloomberg Commodities (commodity tracker)||-3.3%|