One thing I've noticed in this place with the gold buyers is an emotional aspect, almost fanaticism. An investment should be free of emotion and be logical. Whenever anyone questions the wisdom of large gold purchases, they are shot down en masse and name calling ensues. Without question, it has been a herd mentality lately with gold purchases. Does anyone truly think gold is immune from a bubble? People used to say that about real estate. Gold only holds value to those people who put value in it.