I think it is the one investment that can get you out of the central bankers game. It is also what the elite bankers and tycoons hoard and trade among themselves.
The IMF has at it's core a gold foundation.
Daily you hear reports of the price of gold going up or down. I tend to view the world differently. I feel that gold is always gold. The only TRUE money. The rest out there is "currency".
The value of the currencies is what goes up and down and not gold.
Some other quotes about gold that I remember being told:
"Gold must be bought" - Roman saying
"He who owns the gold rules" - Not sure who said that first.
As for what I like to buy .... 1 oz. gold coins. I prefer Canadian Maple Leafs since they are 24K gold.
I have in the past bought US 22K however I am heading toward all 24K.
I stay away from Chinese Panda coins.
Kruggerands are popular but are not very pretty as a coin. I really feel gold coins ought to "look" appealing. Remember though that I don't buy for numismatic value. Only for the value.
I will add more info about gold here as I come across it.