, I bought a few gold coins back in 1980, (for about $370) when gold was on its way to $850. I still have'em, and the mtuaul fund I had at that time has done far better, even with gold at its current high price. Gold HAS a place in a portfolio, so I wouldn't feel bad about having some. One other thing to think about is the inability to use an ETF to buy bread or other necessities with it in a Mad Max' world, LoL .

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