These charts are from the data wrangler Nick Laird at goldchartsrus.com.
They are ranked in terms of tonnes of gold produced, and not any other investment metric.
"Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tamed creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within— for we are both, and to ignore this duality is to invite disaster." Gore Vidal, On Our Own Now
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery.