Sadly, silver and gold bugs are some of the most brainwashed. I agree, 100 years from now, a oz of gold will have value.
But far less than if you invested the money in US treasuries. Far less. I did a study. Einstein, was more flabbergasted by the power of compound interest than E = MCsq. Why? Because, if you compounded constantly, over time, you would own everything in the world. Why do you think the chinese buy american debt? Because there is nowhere where they could put a trillion dollars and get ANY return.
Some nut jobs bought out supply of gas masks in 1999 preparing for year 2000. Are gas masks now worth $1000? no. Temporarily these nutjobs can inflate demand but weight is pressing in.
Silver flows like water out of the ground.
The con of equities is that they have any value at all. If everyone goes to redeem them they bottom falls out and the company can go worthless. The dollar price of silver and gold jump around but compare them to equities over the past 40 years and you will see the shabby secret of equities. They are for gambling not saving. Not everyone wants to gamble with their retirement money.
They purchased the debt to sell more rope to hang us. We are totally broke and we have allowed our congress to destroy our economy. Gold and Silver might not have real value but measure in federal reserve notes it will be a big number. The social security debt is arriving along with the trillions purchased but not paid for in real money by the federal reserve. The federal reserve note might be legal tender but is sure is worthless