I started with $25000 in 1999. I invested and traded all of it in the gold and silver market. Just paid cash for a million dollar home on Lake Arrowhead, complete with dock. Oh yeah, and a new boat.Still sitting on just about one million dollars in bullion and gold and silver stocks. Yep, all with a $25000 start 11 years ago. So I guess you are correct, unlike tinker toys I just can't build a thing with gold.
GOOD FOR YOU!