Americans are upbeat on gold and have soured on stocks — perhaps to their detriment.
Twenty-six percent of Americans ranked gold as the best long-term investment in 2023, almost double the 15% who thought so in 2022, according to a recent Gallup poll.
The share surpassed that of stocks: 18% of Americans ranked stocks as the top long-term holding, down from 24% last year, according to the survey.
It was the first time since 2013 that their perception of stocks was below that of gold. Both ranked behind real estate.