Financial Psalm 16
16:1 Preserve me, Gold, for in you do I take refuge.
16:2 My portfolio, you have saveth, and it sayeth: “You are my Saviour.
Apart from you, I have no good thing.”
16:3 As for the silver and oil which is in the earth,
they are also excellent ones in whom is my delight.
16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who diversifyeth into other assets.
Their offerings of bonds I will not accept,
nor hold such paper on my lists.
16:5 Gold well-assayed is my preference and made-eth my cup.
You made my lot secure.
16:6 Your prices have risen making pleasant our faces.
Yes, our offspring will have a good inheritance.
16:6.1 Beware the false prophet, paper gold, promising false profits.
My heart instructs me to stay long during the right seasons.
16:8 I have set Gold always before other assets. Because It is is heavy in my right hand, and shall not be moved from its Swiss vault without countersigned instructions.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my relative purchasing power rejoices.
My portfolio shall also dwelleth in safety so long as Bernanke ruleth.
neither will you allow my portfolio to become holey due to political corruption, or crony capitalism.
16:11 You, Gold, will show me the path of wealth preservation during times of inflationary woe and political uncertainty.
In your presence, I feel the joy of your security.
So that my hand can exchangeth you for pleasures forevermore.
(with apologies to Private Eye)
Reg FD: I am not a goldbug and still believe it has one more big puke before the rocket-ride (not the "gee, I printed a price and stayed there for 5 mins puke)