Gold and silver, traditionally, have been ways to keep your money safe. Historically, gold and silver have been places to put you money to keep the ravenous effects of inflation from eroding your savings. When currencies of nations fall to zero value, gold and silver retain theirs. In a way, this really isn’t an investment, it is just insurance against the fluctuation of currency values.
We are now living in times that the traditional way of looking at gold and silver is about to change. You will find these precious metals are about to become an investment strategy in addition to their ability to retain wealth. In fact, their use as an investment is about to become a way anyone with a little vision can become quite wealthy in the near future.
A lot of changes are beginning to happen with the situation concerning U.S. currency. If you have been to the grocery store lately, as I’m sure you have, you see first hand what is happening with inflation. The prices for most food items have more than doubled in the last several years and are far out of alignment with the inflation figures published by the U.S. Government. Most economist know that inflation is a direct result of the government printing money and adding it to the supply of money in circulation.
Foreign nations already know what is going on and have been calling for the price of gold and other precious metals to be tied to other, more stable currencies. Other commodities are also under pressure to move away from U.S currency to other ways to value them. These moves are still not what is happening to gold and silver beyond being stores of value. There are other factors at work here.
There is a lot of information floating around on the Internet concerning the dollar and inflation, but another thing is happening that will be changing the playing field forever. As the world population increases there is less of all metals to go around. We are running out of silver and copper since they are mostly consumed and gone forever in many industrial applications. We still have most of the gold every produced but there is less than an ounce of it for each human alive on Earth today.
Purchasing these metals on paper is not a good way to go. There is much more paper investments backed by gold than there is gold to back it. Silver is in a similar situation. The only way to invest in these precious metals is to to buy the physical product. Coins and bullion are the best way. Coins and bars are recognized and the exact amount is known so they can be bought and sold with confidence. Of course you will have to store the metal in some way, but to do otherwise would be taking a chance of not getting what you paid for when the time comes.
By doing a little research on the Internet you will find many believe this to be true. You will also find that silver will be the better investment. That is good news since the prices have been kept down artificially by the investment giants while they poise themselves for the near future explosion of metal prices. The next two to four years seems to be the time line that a lot of strategist on the net have determined before something significant happens. Use this time and information to do your own searching and draw your own conclusions. It appears the price of all metals will average in the upward direction in the foreseeable future and if things do unfold as I have stated then you wouldn’t want to arrive there with any kind of paper investments, especially paper money.