Okay I am no economist, can someone explain why gold seems to be so important? Were not on the gold standard anymore, but yet anytime the economy burps we hear Buy Gold. Why? You cant eat it, you cant use it for shelter, of what use is it really (beside tech)? Who promotes this Buy Gold stuff anyway? It seems to me that if we ever had a major economic collapse, and I mean a worldwide collapse, a trade or skill would be what you need to survive, not gold. Comments/opinions?