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Some right wing people cherish the idea of societal collapse, and think they can prepare for such a thing by owning guns, ammo and gold...Other right wing "leaders" are more than happy to sell these things to their foolish followers...Mr. Beck's Goldline comes to mind.
But when you buy gold remember you are spending a premium over the market price to get it, and will get a minimum price should you decide to sell it...You lose.
But wait...the price of an ounce of gold has gone up dramatically, right? Well, it has, over the last several decades...but it has been going down for the last several years, and THAT trend seems like it will continue...this article is from April, 2013, when the lower gold prices were becoming impossible to ignore...
Gold prices have been FALLING since 2011, although you would not believe it if you saw the ads, blogs and "reports" on the right wing "news" or on various "patriot" online sites...Gold prices did increase in early 2014, but predictions for the year look bleak if you disregard the sales talk...
Evidently, buying gold as an investment is seen as a political thing...but regardless, it is a bad idea. Nice for jewelry, not good for investment.
Note - I am NOT a stock market or investment "expert"...I am an old flea market buyer and seller who learned about buying metals by losing money at it starting 40 years ago. In my humble opinion, places such as "Goldline" are nothing but bullshit aimed at fools.