The Automatic Earth: August 19 2011: One Step Up and Two Steps Back via @Automatic Earth

It's possible that unforeseen events send gold to infinity and beyond. But most gold bugs are basing their predictions on currently available information. And as such, I believe they will be disappointed. Imagine: the worst has just happened (which is why you were hoarding gold in the first place). You've lost your job. Your partner lost her/his job. Your friend and neighbour hasn't had a job in two years. Your 75-year old parents' home, which was their retirement nest egg, is worth 20% of what it was five years ago, so they are in no position to give you a loan, since the bank won't give them a loan. And your rent is due. Not to mention groceries in the fridge would be nice, and gas in the car. So you have lost almost ALL capacity to make/get/borrow cash. Poof. It's gone. And it doesn't take many days for you or your family to get hungry. You go to the bank to withdraw so...

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