Gold is just like any other commodity including Crude Oil, Corn, Soybeans, etc
Yep...kind of true. Gold is a commodity like the above mentioned but that's where all similarities come to a halt. You see most commodities are for consumption by people or animals. Precious metals , like gold, are accumulated and saved to build wealth. Gold holds monetary value and can be used to buy other commodities if and when needed. You can't take a quart of oil or a pound of corn seed into the store and buy groceries with it, not in the 21st Century in America.