Gold as an Investment

Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular as an investment. Investors generally buy gold as a hedge or safe haven against any economic, political, social or currency-based crises. These crises include investment market declines, burgeoning national debt, currency failure, inflation, war and social unrest. Speculators also buy gold or buy coins from coin and stamp shops early in a bull market and aim to sell it before a bear market begins, in an attempt to gain financially.