Gold proponents pointed out that gold "performed" better in 2014 than all currencies other than the dollar.
But gold doesn't perform, it endures.
Gold doesn't default, threaten to default, change governments, debase, or stimulate. Gold conducts no monetary policy. Gold simply is. It stands at the center of fiat currency experiments, all of which have failed in the past to dethrone gold as the world's most valuable and lasting currency
Here are 12 year long charts showing how gold did in 2014: