Despite recent dollar strength and gold weakness, Gold is the clear winner over the past five-thirty years.
In "Silver vs. the Dollar" we noted that silver has out performed the dollar over the last five, ten twenty and thirty year periods and has under performed the dollar the past six months and two years.
Gold, like silver, has also outperformed the dollar over the last five, ten, twenty and thirty year periods but by a wider margin. Gold has underperformed the dollar over the past six months and two years.
Gold, however, has performed far better than silver against the dollar as these charts show: