Our benchmarks

We track a portfolio that combines gold and stocks. But what are our benchmarks? 

Following the principles set in our book Against the Tide:

- For the gold part we have 1/3 GDX + 2/3 GLD (GDX tracks the big gold miners such as Barrick, Newmont or Goldcorp, and GLD the spot price of gold).

- For the shares, the benchmark is 1/2 DTN + 1/2 DOO (DTN is an ETF which gives exposure to U.S. large cap equity with high dividend excluding the financial sector, DOO is a similar one but focused on international stocks).

These benchmarks can be perfectly use to create the portfolio.