I don't purchase bullion for investment purposes. My selfish reasoning is that I enjoy owning old gold and silver. I have absolutely no intention of liquidating. It is written in my will to disburse among my heirs when I leave this party. For me, this is not a pathway to any financial future. That said, I am somewhat confused by what appears to me to be a general negative view of the current bullion market. It feels to me like I am almost stealing the stuff at current levels. And I have certainly increased my stacks of late. Hence my confusion; A recent thread by a dealer/member offering a review of the Dalton Georgia coin show included a lament about the poor performance of ASE's and the like in his stellar review of the show. Visiting my dealer yesterday and asking about early 20th century gold. A very apparent look of disgust crept across his face. I changed the subject. Several other instances come to mind but for the sake of brevity I'll leave it at that. In short, to me it seems this would be a rather exciting time for those of us that love to hold gold/silver. However I am rather starting to get the feeling that I may be straddling my heirs with a dead dog rather than a financial gift. Are gold and silver losing their sparkle in the digital era?