“A hypothetical gold investment fund starting with $100 million in 2001, and using it to buy gold at the AM fix and sell it at the PM fix, would now be left with just $31 million, almost a 70 percent loss in just under 10 years. Over the same time period gold prices have risen over 590 percent. From this we can infer that in fact it was possible to make money shorting gold every day for the last decade or so. If a hedge fund or even an individual trader were to have sold gold at the AM fix and covered that short position at the PM fix, for each day of this terrific bull-market run in gold, that fund would have almost tripled its starting capital.”

via More traders notice gold’s regularly counterintuitive behavior | Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee.