Gold Forecast Versus Real Estate Forecast

May 19, 2014
Founder & Chief Editor of Gold Eagle

An important question all investors must ask:

Which asset class has performed the best during the past 42 years?

Answer: Gold Price Performance Leaves Other Assets Dead In The Water Since 1972   

This begs the question:  What type of performance might investors expect going forward?

This analyst believes future performance will closely mirror the past…to wit:  Gold will far out-perform US Real Estate.  And here are several fundamental reasons for this GOLD Prediction & Real Estate Prediction:

Real Estate Experts Predict US Housing Recovery Is Slowing

Reasons Why Gold Is Preferable Investment Over Real Estate

Benefits of Gold:

  • No annual property tax
  • No annual maintenance costs
  • Gold can be sold ounce by ounce, whereas you cannot sell your house room by room
  • Gold has daily liquidity as it is bought and sold on exchanges around the world (ie RE has near zero liquidity)
  • Gold can travel….obviously your real estate is nailed to the ground where it was ‘born.’
  • OH…and did I say Gold’s investment performance during the past 42 years left Real Estate near dead in the water.

Other considerations:

But what about since 2000…Which Gave Better Return?

Since 2000 US Real Estate in 10-major cities appreciated 70%,  equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.86%.  However, during the past 14 years GOLD appreciated 357%...literally 5 times more than US Real Estate (equivalent to a CAGR of 11.04%)


Cost Of A House In Gold: 

Gold Ratio

Cost Of A House In Silver: 

Silver Ratio

(Charts courtesy of  )


Real Estate giant predicts slow home sales for months to come:

Housing Starts are way down from the 2006 Peak:

Housing Starts

Weak housing market to affect US economy in 2014, warns Fed:

Furthermore,  CNBC’s Senior Commentator Ron Insana recently predicted, “Housing weakness may change the Fed’s game.”

Gold Forecast and US Real Estate Forecast

The following forecasts assume Gold and US Real Estate will continue performing at the same CAGRs they experienced during the past 14 years – to wit:

Gold Forecast

To better understand the difference of CAGRs, the following example assumes a $100,000 investment in GOLD and in Real Estate for the next 5 and 10 years.

After 5 years:

$100,000 in Real Estate would appreciate to $120,849

$100,000 in GOLD would appreciate to $168,810

After 10 years:

$100,000 in Real Estate would appreciate to $146,044

$100,000 in GOLD would appreciate to $284,967

A related Silver Price Forecast study is Silver Global Price Forecast: The Sterling Opportunity 

Like the AD man on TV emphatically says:   “Where is your money?


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Founder of Gold-Eagle in January 1997.  Vronsky has over 42 years’ experience in the international investment world, having cut his financial teeth in Wall Street as a financial analyst with White Weld. Vronsky speaks three languages with indifference: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  His education includes a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a Liberal Arts degree from Hartnell College and a MBA in International Business Administration from UCLA – qualifying as Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi for high scholastic achievements.  Vronsky believes gold and silver will be recognized as legal tender in all 50 US states and many countries worldwide.  You may reach I. M Vronsky at: and/or

It is estimated that the total amount of gold mined up to the end of 2011 is approximately 166,000 tonnes.

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