What kind of idiot works that hard for that little bit of yellow metal? Why wouldn't they just buy a nice little piece of paper called a dollar and bury in their backyard? They cold have received a nice 20 dollar bill back then for an ounce of that yellow metal and buried it safely away in their back yard and never worried about traveling to far away places like Alaska to mine that silly pet rock. Now days, instead of buying a couple of rolls of silver eagles, you could buy an I-phone and bury it in your back yard. Better yet, you could buy some 30 year Treasury Bills and bury those in your back yard with interest at 2% working yearly for you. Just think of the SAFETY AND THE RETURN. It just doesn't get any better than 2%. Well maybe you could by a JGB at NEGATIVE rates....now that really has to make you happy.
Just imagine that some people still think that something as anachronistic as gold could be a safe haven in a world gone mad. You could have held the Dow Jones 30 stocks for the past 60 years and "done great" (please ignore the little fact that most of those stocks are no longer in the DOW).
Okay Okay.... I'll get serious. "The only stock to buy and hold in 2000 was Cisco Systems". It was THE solid tech stock to own like Apple is today. It was a "Can't MISS" stock that had to be in EVERYONE'S portfolio. Wow! How'd that stinker work out for you 16 years later? Glad ya didn't buy gold then. You would only be 400% up in fiat dollars. Its all a scam anyway. Gold will be worthless. Silver will be worthless. Hillary will take back our Republic for the people and the Yellow Brick Road will take you back to Kansas and safety. Enjoy the game. The past 6 months in miners is a mirage and you better buy Apple while there's still time before the next great thing is hatched by that incredible inventor of the Apple watch that our intrepid, investor Buttfox wears on both wrists. They are the rage of all the trendies. You go Butt!!!