Anyone who is interested in protecting their assets should gain a solid understanding of both the history and the economics of Gold. Gold and Silver were the only real money for over six thousand years. They are also the only Biblical and Constitutional money. The Monopoly money issued by the Federal Reserve System (which is about as federal as Fedex) is "faith" money. It's only good as long as someone will accept it because they have faith in the Fed. For 157 years the US had solid money - Gold and Silver - and we had essentially no inflation. Since the Fed was established in 1913, the US Dollar has lost 96% of its purchasing power through inflation. (Those are US Treasury figures, by the way.) If you are interested in protecting your family and your retirement, you will love our lively discussions.