Gold, for the first time, closed above $1200 today. This is a serious indicator for the global economy. For everyone who believes our government's handling of the economy is on the right course, the rest of the world is paying $1200 for insurance against our economy. And they'll pay a lot more very soon. Since the beginning of ever, societies have shifted from commodity based currencies to fiat currencies and back. Currently, I don't think any country uses a commodity backed currency because the dollar used to represent a note for gold equivalent, making it "as good as gold." Now gold is $1200/ounce and in a few month to a year, it'll $1650. And after, the sky is the limit. And in 10 years or so, there will be several countries using commodity backed currencies. To gauge how early we are in my timeline, I wanted to see how many here have bought gold.