Gold does not earn any income or do anything.
It stores value over time, and if you hold it and use it as money, it moves with you wherever you go, and pays your rent, travel, medical, and food bills.
There’s three ways to do this. Gold ETF like GLD, and then your broker sells off as you need to for cash that goes on your brokerage credit card. Gold Mastercard, by Glint.com a startup UK firm. Or, Paper Bullion Bank Bill, an invention by the author of this e-mail, but you can read all about it at robertfentongary.com, and I hope you will.
Gold is useless except it’s the most useful thing in the world to preserve buying power over time no matter what happens next, where you go, who you are, and how you live.