The 5 Biggest Myths About Gold
Special thanks for this article go to dudemonkey, whose comments to the Top 10 Reasons to Hold Gold, Bar None got me thinking about approaching gold through the eyes of those who remain skeptical. His ability to embrace disagreement with an open spirit, through mutually respectful dialogue, is precisely what TMF is all about in this Fool's eyes.
So here you go, Fools ... The 5 Biggest Myths About Gold
I hope that this article will help spark a critical dialogue between the multiple perspectives toward gold we have within our community, and that Fools can begin to approach this contentious topic with more of the openness and respect of dissenting opinions that so defines Fools.
Dudemonkey, I know this isn't exactly the type of article you had in mind ... I will still consider a future article that truly tries to argue the reasons against gold exposure in a sincere fashion. It could be a difficult exercise for me, since I believe that most of the tenets of a case against gold exposure are based upon myths, but there are some issues like volatility, the lack of a free market, etc. We'll see where that one goes, and when the time comes I'll hit you bloggers up for some thoughts. :)
Remember, we don't all have to agree ... we just have to respect each other. :)