[Ads-l] Word: goldenfreude using suffix –freude

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 16 20:20:31 UTC 2015

When the price of gold fell in 2013 some people suffered and other
people were apparently gratified by observing the distress. The term
"goldenfreude" was employed on a blog by 2013. (I have not attempted
to antedate this.)

Presumably the suffix –freude was from schadenfreude.

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schadenfreude noun
pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.
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Definition based on OxfordDictionaries
Source: Bloomberg
Article: Goldenfreude: Skeptical Advisers Can't Help Gloating
Author: Ben Steverman
Date: April 17, 2013


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Now that gold has plummeted 27 percent from its record, culminating on
April 15 in its deepest dive in 30 years, these same advisers are not
above a little gloating -- or, as Barry Ritholtz, chief executive
officer and director of equity research at FusionIQ, put it in a
recent blog post, "goldenfreude." Says John Vento, an accountant and
financial planner: "The gold rush is over."
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