Should regular investors buy gold like Palantir? We asked some experts

A worker lifts a gold bullion bar from a conveyor machine at the Rand Refinery plant in Germiston, South Africa, on Aug. 16. 2017.
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With the pandemic still raging, inflation surging and a destabilizing military exit by the U.S. from Afghanistan unfolding, the news this week that shadowy company Palantir was buying physical gold turned some heads.

Should regular investors follow suit?