Gold has always been considered a safe haven, especially in times of economic turmoil, when financial markets are volatile and banks not reliable. Gold distinguishes itself from other similar safe assets, such as real estate and art, because of its non-perishable nature and easy transferability.
Adding tangible assets like physical gold is a good strategy in order to diversify the portfolio. Furthermore the price of gold is public and verifiable, being listed at the London Stock Exchange (LMBA).
Gold: as solid as real estates, as liquid as money
For more than 4000 years, gold has been the only durable asset.
Also in the future, gold will not loose its value as currency of exchange.
The global economy is going toward the disappearance of paper money. Inevitably, gold will be adopted again as the base for currencies.
Through centuries, the value of gold grew constantly. Since 2001, growth became exponential.