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Interesting facts on Gold and Gold ETFs
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:09
HISTORICALLY, GOLD INVESTMENTS HAVE SHOWN BETTER STABILITY
Historically, gold prices have shown better stability even during periods of crisis, as compared to other investment types. You can see from the graph below that Gold has had lower fluctuations even during periods of crisis.
"Gold counters the effects of inflation and currency fluctuations and also has performed as an economically secure asset during times of recession. During difficult times, gold has not only retained its value but performed much better than most other asset-classes. Portfolio's containing gold are generally regarded as more robust and less volatile than those that do not."