I know and understand plenty about Au/Ag and I'm plenty enough grown up. At least grown up enough to not have to use insults to make a point. ...and I'm not looking for only fast bux either, but if they appear in something I was wise enough to buy prior, where's the harm? If gold were to go up by 51% in one month and you needed some cash and decided to sell an ounce or two, you'd refuse the extra 51% on honor? The only reason you or anyone saves it is because it's assumed it will increase in value. Ie: people will pay you more for it than you paid for it. Otherwise, there's no point in owning anything as an investment if you believe it will decrease in value. ...or even if they pay the same, in our inflationary monetary system it'd still be an automatic loss. Face it Mr Duck, gold is a commodity in the current financial environment.