Silver Target Review – WTWA 06/02/18
In last week’s installment of WTWA I invited readers to comment on a chart, with the comment that I did not like it. Here it is:
Several readers made excellent comments, including some via email. The readers (fujilomi, Mark Tully, Total Return Investor, and Lloyd Clucas) covered the key points, which I will summarize here.
- Adjusting for inflation (with an unknown measure) is not an apples-to-apples comparison. If you did not invest at all, for example, inflation would leave you behind. There is a need for some comparison.
- What about dividends?
- As is often the case, a vertical log scale is called for to assist in comparisons in different eras.
- And finally, the message is a warning not to buy at market tops. If you look at the green lines in 1999 and now, you could guess a top at any point.
The result: A scary message for the average reader – those less sophisticated than the WTWA audience!