But before you start fitting them for tinfoil hats — the kind that folks who fear alien invasion and the end of times might wear — consider that gold advocates believe their reasons are sound and not based on preparing for the apocalypse.
"That's not why I buy it. It's got nothing to do with the end of the world for me," said Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and perhaps the most prolific standard-bearer of the gold crowd. "If the world's going to end, gold's not going to do you any good, either. I'm buying gold because of its monetary properties."
- Source, CNBC