So ... you're off to space, on a critical mission, which will last for ten years ...
As you board the rocket, your commander on the ground asks, "Hey Buddy (this is in America, ok?) ... Hey Buddy ... you wanna come home to a safety deposit box with $1million cash in it ... or do you want us to put 20kg of real gold in that box? God bless you son, and God bless the United States of America."
It's an old allegory, but it makes you think, doesn't it?
I tend to use it whenever I meet professional investment types who tell me there is no value in gold.
Wednesday January 9, 2013 by