The Reason Why Gold & Silver Have Frustrated Investors Since 2011

The biggest frustration to many precious metals investors, is why have the gold and silver prices under-performed the market since 2011?  Actually, for gold it was since 2012.  Even though gold hit a new record high of $1,900 in September 2011, its average annual price was higher in 2012 at $1,669 compared to $1,571 the prior year.

Regardless, the precious metals analysts back in 2012 were forecasting the market was going to experience even higher gold and silver prices, especially after the Fed announced QE 3 at the end of 2012.  However, the precious metals community was taken by surprise as the gold and silver prices were hammered at the end of 2012 and into the beginning of 2013:

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