So, the CNBC rodeo clowns are scolding you for not buying stocks five years ago?
Here we're using Silver ETF (SLV) as a proxy for the physical. SLW is a major primary silver miner. The 2nd chart gives you the real story of who's won the 5-year marathon.
DOW JONES = EVEN, SLV = + 140%, SLW = +160%. What horse did you have your money on?