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At least focus 'cause we've watched gold don't want to -- and and a lot of people are so that's a bubble in commodities you've you've kind of who -- them and said be careful with that because it's very speculative in many regards.
But will stocks outperformed we just -- device Levkovich of city in the last hour sent stocks going forward would outperform gold do you think so.
Yes I do and I think so for a simple reason.
And that is stocks have an internal rate of return and that rate of return -- around a two and a half percent dividend and maybe 5% or crowd -- seven and a half percent return.
So stock should reasonable expectations suggest that's your value your stocks will double at seven and a half percent over the next decade.
That means goals I guess it's around 18100 dollars an ounce I don't I don't follow it that carefully.
Would have to.
Just go to to 3600 by the end of the decade I think -- a -- speculation.
It could happen but I don't think that I'm not gonna be part of it.
Well Jack we started out by talking about what they're what the president may or may not suggest tomorrow night in his speech we already have an -- be spending more money.
Probably would taxes on down the line to pay fort.
Do you look at any of bad at what's happening in Europe as it.
The government's involvement in the economy.
Do you look at those larger macro trends in order to get an idea of weird -- Alec teacher funds weathered it.
Put some of it in the gold does despite the speculative bet not being a good -- Well and I think if you have to do it.
If you have to give your -- -- just you can't stand seeing gold go up every day.
By all means do it but one or two or three you're even 5% of your assets in and only a lunatic would get out of smaller stocks and go.
Put at all and Goldman that's just not -- -- is it it could be -- that safety against the chaos that we see the political chaos around the world.
Particularly -- -- we may we may strain are things out the next election but particularly what's happening.
In Europe is gold a safety.
Net for that.
Well it certainly was and that's the problem and maybe it was at 800.
But maybe it's not -- 18100.
And who knows.
You know you -- in the in the price of the the price of the asset particularly speculative that's that was no internal rate of return like gold.
And AM maintenance is this odd tremendous speculation at one level and not a bad speculation on another level I just don't think.
The long term investor should bus when it.
Even -- 5% of the portfolio not gonna change your your total return very much for a lifetime and you may make a little better you -- in fairness make a little worse.
But I think staying the course.
In traditional program of stocks and bonds don't get diverted by new ideas and new innovations from our wonderful Wall Street innovators.
I think it's nothing but trouble a lot of time.
And that trying closure -- in your mind to all that noise out there how best advice I.
How worried are you Jack if at all about we've got some gyrations in the financials overseas in Europe we've seen some.
Bank troubles there in this day and age it's very hard to ring fence certain countries they tend to all have tentacles that come this way -- have relationships with our banks seemed concerned that European banks might might somehow bring us down.
Well there's always a concern that can happen at the whole thing can get out of hand I don't see the European banks.
-- pull out well finance themselves.
But I think you just have to rely on better fiscal policy over there which is at the moment.
And country by country and the monetary policy there following I think is about right fairly loose generally except perhaps in Germany.
And you know kind of hope that it goes through that it works and but nothing ultimately for the equity investor.
You're betting on corporate America which has had its resources around the world truth told -- of its earnings.
And -- dividends.
Our outside of it kept its earnings have habits that its revenues are outside of the last but the international portfolio.
But I think we'll survive even if we go through a period of great difficulty which is quite possible it will go through that or is that done don't think everything is fine I don't think everything -- fine.
But I think stocks represented a decent expectation for the coming decade has the government done enough Jack or shouldn't do more.
Well -- that's really a great question and I think we've come to rely on government.
To do things that we refuse to do for ourselves.
-- in governmental and isn't gonna get out -- government can help with the margins.
But we need businesses.
To start hiring we need this -- to innovate.
And we need individual in innovators out there.
We your labor force to work harder at all as conventional things as -- economic growth comes from it doesn't come from the government.
So the government as a facilitator.
You know okay most of the time and I think what the president's compute the earlier recommend tomorrow is is a is a small plus.
But the government can't run the economy we've proven that time and time again.
So I think -- we all get back to work try and get back to work.
As part -- we can innovate.
You know do what's right.
For ourselves and our families.
We will get out of this after our consumer deleveraging.
You know we had too much leverage back there in the in the mid two thousands and and spent much more than we were earning.
And now -- earning much more and we're spending.
And a double take time all these things take time but I think time -- time will be on our side we just don't get too excited.
And don't rely and the government to do things we ought to be able to do ourselves sage advice Jack Bogle thank you so.
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