Well, there are several different opinions on this matter. I guess it really comes down to perspective.
If you look at the past 100 years, you could compare silver bullion versus the dollar or stock market for instance.
Looking at it that way you may come to the conclusion that silver bullion is a horrible investment, and choose to stay in the stock market...
Or perhaps even become one of the many thousand of growing savers in the world... hoarding your government issued paper dollars in banks or mattresses.
Then of course you could have the perspective of looking at history for the past several thousand years... which then you might come to the conclusion that perhaps you should be buying as much silver and gold bullion as possible.
You may even be knowledgeable enough to recognize that you may want to forget about gold all together and buy only as much silver as you can get your hands on. Be sure to check out our Gold vs Silver section to see why you may want to just focus on buying silver instead of gold.
Gold and Silver have been used throughout history as the common denominator that civilization has started and ended on as a monetary system of exchange and trade. They've all started on it and over time, gotten greedy and corrupt and started diluting the money supply. Earlier civilizations use to melt down gold and silver and mix it with copper to increase the money supply.
Nowadays we just print more paper or fiat currency to increase the money supply. Even worse than that, governments don't even have to print it anymore, it's all electronic, so they just add zeroes at will to increase the money supply.
The simple answer is buy silver bullion and prepare for the coming implosion of the whole fiat currency system and the massive hyper-inflation that will follow and wipe out the middle class and the savers of the world. Their paper money will become worthless and people will be flocking to trade their paper money for tangible assets, something that holds some value no matter what.
Gold and Silver will be among they most commonly used methods for currency when this happens.
At certain points in history, gold and silver correct in value to match the total money supply, when this happens, those holding gold and silver stand to profit huge by trading their holdings for assets, such as real estate and businesses at these points in history.
Basically they'll ride the wave and get off the wave close to the top and into something else that will be close to the bottom value of it's cycle, and continue surfing. Everyone else will drown. :(
Silver is still relatively inexpensive so buying it starting now will be very easy and very do-able.
So get started now!
Check out the other links on this site to get information about the different types of silver bullion, coins, bars, and rounds. You can also find some dealers both online and off at brick and mortar stores all across the world.
Even if you don't jump in full bore, at least buy some silver to protect yourself from the coming onslaught of paper money and the wipe-out of the middle class.