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Also there are two different scenarios we are thinking of:
1) A great depression.
2) Post-apoc setting.
Even though the latter 2 are more valuable than gold (or will be) they still look like silver and if the world's economy does go t*t's up then you know you'll have more barter power with gold, If its shiny and yellow and looks like gold its more likely to be accepted.
So in part i do buy it for other reason than because of the economic collapse as i do well trading it in its ups and downs, but it does make good and cheap economic collapse insurance.
In addition, there is a compelling argument for silver investing because the economic and monetary fundamentals in place today are even more bullish than the conditions of the 1970s when the silver price exceeded $50 per ounce. Yet today's market prices, at below the $20 level, are a mere fraction of levels projected by silver industry experts for the future.