I wanted to buy some gold to make a gift for a couple relatives. It would be cheaper to buy equipment and drive and open a gold mine rather than pay the market up. I believe it will get worse as the world changes in the middle east. I believe so far we are only watching changes that our government wanted. The problem with starting changes is they end up marching to the piper that they want to. The world will be much different this summer than today. Time will tell if better of worse and that situation is one thing that makes people want precious metals. I hear one expert say he thought that Israel would invade the sinai. What a bunch of hooey and be careful of those experts. The USA has had troops station between Egypt and Israel as part of the Camp david agreement. The only way Israel can get to Egypt is over a USA army unit and that is not going to happen.