Originally Posted by shortstopguy12
So why is everyone hoarding the actual metals? What is the appeal rather than buying some silver or gold stocks? Seems harder to hold and store the actual metals
From my gathering its because in a SHTF scenario the actual metal in hand is going to be worth more than a piece of paper. If everything crashes the dollar bill you would get from the paper is worthless as you will never be able to turn in the certificate for an actual piece of metal and the actual silver will be used for bartering. Atleast that is my gathering from it. But I am just starting so I have no clue!