Gold has been treasured by the elite of every civilization throughout time. Tracing gold through history brings you back to as early as 4000 BC to the land of Sumer and in to the time of Egyptians. Gold has always been held in reverence and desired by the gods of every theology. It is a constant store of wealth during uncertain times and nothing has changed that.
It seems even more important in 2010 as our global economy is connected through fiat currencies from every country. As the US economy prints more and more money with no base, it seems inevitable that the US $ will be devalued. Rumors are flying and fears are spreading about a global currency collapse, but no one seems to think that gold will ever get to 0! That’s because it will not happen, ever!
Any gold that you own in this situation will be exchanged for the prevailing monetary item in the future. Gold preserves your wealth, and that fact has been proven time, and time again.