Like politics, talking about gold seems to get tempers flaring. Why is it people get so passionate about their position on gold? I've never quite heard the same outrageous enthusiasm expressed for an S&P 500 Index fund, although I would certainly like to.
At least with a large cap stock index fund if the price stays flat for twenty years you get dividends along the way. What do you get with gold? What? Why are you whispering? Nothing you said? You get no dividends? No interest? Nothing at all if the price stays flat?
I share the full extent of my thoughts on gold in Is Gold A Good Investment for Retirement.