Buy Silver Instead of Gold! Here’s Why.

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We are at the beginning of a major shift out of paper assets into real assets and the more I studied the merits of owning gold and silver the more I realized that silver was the smart decision. Let me explain.

So says Silver Shield ( in edited excerpts from an article* entitled 10 Reasons Why Gold Is The Gut Reaction And Why Silver Is The Smart Decision.
[The following article is presented by  Lorimer Wilson, editor of and the FREE Market Intelligence Report newsletter and may have been edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.]

Silver Shield goes on to say in further edited excerpts:

People who have trusted the paper market first go to gold when they have their awakening [because it] is the largest precious metals market in the world and has the most advertising behind it. They have seen it in movies as pirate treasure and maybe heard it was confiscated many years ago… In short, gold is the gut reaction for most paper investors who want out of the casino. I think this is the reason why we see so much activity in gold versus silver right now.

Why Own Silver and Why Now?

Silver… is simply the best investment out there…[because,] first and foremost… it is a physical tangible asset. When I say invest in silver, I DO NOT mean anything else but the real stuff in your hand. If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it. Stay away from SLV, unallocated bullion accounts, mining shares, etc. – stick to the physical. I would hate for you to be right on silver and wrong on the form of silver.

We are entering a generational shift out of paper assets into real tangible assets…The U.S. dollar is going to collapse…It is a mathematical certainty. This dollar collapse will be the single largest event in human history and will dramatically touch every human being on earth and will leave a scar on generations to come. Yes, it is going to be that big.

When the mathematically inevitable collapse of the dollar happens, all paper assets will be destroyed. This goes for Dollars, Yen, Euro, CDs, Munis, T-Bills, Money Markets, Insurance Policies, Pensions, Privately Owned Businesses, Structured Settlements, Social Security, Dividends, 401ks, IRAs, Stocks, Options, Bonds and even Real Estate. Without a functioning currency and the uncertainty it brings, credit grinds to a halt, payments grind to a halt, markets grind to a halt, the world economy grinds to a halt, people panic – and this ALWAYS leads to war.

Why are Precious Metals the Preferred Choice? [Such inevitability,] naturally, leads investors to tangible assets like commodities. Commodities are real things we use in our everyday life like pork, cotton, corn, oil and steel. The problem with most commodities, [however,] is storage. I know for a fact that the two best assets to be in, in terms of real inflation adjusted returns, will be food and fuel. They are the most essential to humanity and the hardest to live without…[but] unless you are a farmer or oil baron this usually rules out many commodities for the average investor. This brings us to metals because they don’t deteriorate. For most metals, storage again is a big issue. $8,000 will buy you a ton of copper but just over 4 ounces of gold. This is why precious metals are so sought after, because of their rarity and the ability to store so much wealth in a small space.

One of the biggest reasons why people invest in precious metals is that there is no counter party risk. Its value is derived from its intrinsic value of rarity and potential uses. With precious metals you do not have to worry about someone paying a dividend or earnings in a depression or a currency collapse. In fact the worse things get in the economy, the more people will escape to precious metals and drive up their prices.

Why are Gold and Silver the Specific Choice?

Once you see that precious metals are the place to be, then you need to choose between the big 4 precious metals; gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Platinum and palladium have rarity and industrial use going for them but they have never been used as money in history. With a currency collapse, I want something that will have the most demand to drive up the price the most. I want my metal to have industrial, investment and monetary demand…

What are the Competitive Advantages of Silver vs. Gold?

This leaves us with gold and silver as the only two rational choices for investment in the face of a mathematically inevitable world-wide currency collapse. [Below are some of] the competitive advantages of silver over gold.
[Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.]

* - The Ultimate Silver Investor

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