Gold is a good investment as it never depreciates its value even when inflation rises. You can keep your gold for years, it just sits there, never earns interest but the value of it rises as the years go by. If people come to you and offer you cash for gold, make sure that you are dealing only with the right people. Don't be fooled for those who are offering huge amount of money for it could be part of scam and just using tricky words to get your gold. You do not want your gold to end up melted for nothing right? It is always wise to check the background before you even start to make a deal for your precious gold.