Ok, so I understand economics. Please don't quote me how many ounces of gold have been minded so far and numbers that try to prove a point, mainly by people selling gold, and the ones who are so into follow along because of their investment in it. Nor the centurys that gold has been used as a source of monetary value. Or that our country is based on it. LOL, I had to laugh after I typed that, LOL. AKA monopoly! So what is value? Fuel and energy, food, shelter, clean water, shiney metal that people make money from, or wait, things that people make money from, duh, I mean, ....it still comes out the same. The diamond is one of the worthless items in the world, other then used in industry for superb cutting. Yet as a value for investment, no, There is enough diamonds in vaults locked away to flood the market for ever. yet clever marketing has made most americans to believe a diamond is forever, and a girls best friend, and demand with limited supply becomes huge inflation. If you just paid thousands for your womens diamond, I hope you realize there are millions of them in london basements, only being leaked out in trickels so you pay 15% of your yearly income for one. Yea! :thumbup: So what makes gold so good. I never hear once, anyone say that is selling gold, how it is at its highest, and how you should never invest on anything that is at its highest. Do you do it in gas, how about, stocks, what about stock feed, or clothing? hmmm, well it is a valuable resource? Companys are not dumb, they avoid using it as much as possible because of the high prices. I can go on but now I feel I have lost money in just spending 15 minutes of my life debating gold. What if it falls? Does that mean I gain livable time value back, or do I loose days. So in the days of SHTF, or even in just a mild country wide termoil, why will Gold be worth more then my every 10 year red turd weighed in Kernals.