As the economic meltdown has progressed, we've learned a lot about which experts got everything wrong leading up to the crisis, but did anyone get it right? As it turns out, someone did. Way back in 2000, right after George W. Bush was declared the winner of that year's Presidential election, Jon Stewart gave Daily Show viewers a financial tip, a piece of advice that had you followed you'd now be sitting pretty.
Just a joke? Yeah. Out of context? Sort of. But, in December 2000, gold was trading around $270/oz., and today, it's at nearly $950/oz. How did all that non-joke in-context financial advice you took turn out?