I hate even posting on this forum because there is no talking sense to you goldbugs, but I saw an interesting chart on cnbc by Rickards who many of us forex traders respect as a "smart" man. It was the S&P over the last ten or twenty years in relation to gold. Since most of us keep score in US Dollars we all know what the deal is and has been. But his chart showed the S&P if you were keeping score in gold and it is quite different. To skip to the chase his idea is to always keep 10 to 20% of your portfolio in gold. Like I said, there aint no talking sense to you goldbugs who think someday you will dig up the gold in your backyard and you will then be the big dog in the neighborhood. But for those who realize that the USD can flucutate and gold at times can be more than a commodity and a good measure of true wealth, it is something to consider.