After watching oil and gold fall for a couple of months as the dollar rose, I see the reverse occurred last week. Last Wednesday the financial community was looking into the abyss. What they saw was the impending collapse of the dollar along with the US economy as well as all the global repercussions. I remember the seventies when we went into recession as inflation went out of control. Oil prices soared and gold did too. Is this the time to consider gold? If so, what are the pros and cons of taking possession of gold, i.e. coins or bullion, vs. gold funds and gold stocks? Is anyone familiar with the PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN (DGP)? That is supposed to go up or down at twice the rate of the the underlying gold price. Is that a good idea if this turns into a serious prolonged economic crisis?