Bill Gunderson at Seeking Alpha has run the numbers, and gunmaker Sturm Ruger would have been a better investment than gold over the last five years. All this uncertainty introduced by The Petulant Boy-King Obama has people thinking lots about the security of gold, and of a nice .45 auto.
Scared investors have been flocking to gold as our economy, political system, and financial system continue in turmoil. It seems that every other commercial these days on TV or radio is a gold commercial. Gold is not the only investment that is currently seeing panic-like buying, however. Sturm, Ruger (RGR) has been hitting new highs for the last several years. This guns and ammunition stock has outperformed gold by a wide margin, and it currently is not as crowded and as highly publicized as the gold trade.
Consider the following facts. Sturm, Ruger has outperformed Gold over the last 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 3 years, and 5 years!
Here’s his comparison:
Now let’s compare the performance of gun and ammunition stock Sturm, Ruger with gold:
RGR * Gold
1 month 28.1% * 20.7%
3 months 40.3% * 23.8%
6 months 125.7% * 36.7%
12 months 64.2% * 52.7%
3 yr. avg. 90.2% * 27.5%
5 yr. avg. 34.9% * 22.8%