Holding silver bullion is really wealth protection. I have studied the whole financial system & the ultimate goal for the financial elites is economic slavery for all. The entire system is rigged to get people to work 40 years or more, always bleeding them on the way & then ultimately bankrupting them before they retire so that in essence people will have worked all their lives in a globally directed economy but end up w/nothing. The entire system is a con job. PM's, tracts of land & other strategic investment offer some of the few ways to preserve one's wealth. Any paper asset is subject to subtle methods of confiscation/taxes/fees. IMO Americans have about 2 years before the final wealth stripping events happen...surprise! everyone has been working for nothing!!!!