After two years hiatus I'm thinking getting back in. Yield is pretty good in this age. I need to diversify my holdings. I see one dollar potential loss if Fed tapers and emerging markets hurts a little but the dividend will make it back for me in a year.
Another financial crises is possible but it could be years to decades off.
Buy some lead ( bullets) to go with your gold if you think end game is here.
If Fed is selling gold, the pain can persist f or some time. Gold used to go up when US$ go down. Now the more dollar go down the more gold Fed dumps to shore up dollar. How long can Fed keep this up ?