For misleading investors (Those who are not too versed in the markets) Telling people to unload equities now and buy GOLD!!! Classic sell low and buy high. Gold spreads will kill the individual investors, it is not as liquid as good high quality equities etc.. What you should be doing today is building up long term positions in high quality equities. Reinvest dividends etc.. hold 10-20. (For young people this is a gift, load up now before the bus passes) hold and you will thank me 15 years from now.