Almost 4 months in to Arkie's "challenge" and here are the results:
DOW: Up 9%
NDQ: Up 14%
S&P: Up 11%
Gold: Down 10%
Could easily have been the reverse, no doubt. Which is why what I said before I'll say again: Investment is NOT picking something (ESPECIALLY ONE THING) and hoping it goes up. Investment is a process of constantly evaluating all opportunities and working to maximize return and minimize risk.