Ever Considered investing in Gold and Silver?
Here we are in the modern world with all our differing currencies, apart from the Eurozone (for now), but when it comes down to hard tacks people in the know and central banks start to buy and hoard gold and, to some extent, silver.
In November 2011 we had the argument over whether Germany should sell some of its gold to backstop the Euro, or whether Italy should sell some of its gold to pay down debt directly.
No-one was talking about fiat (paper) money.
So, if it's good enough for the knowledgeable and for the central banks maybe it's good enough for you? After all, many consider that Gold will always be the ultimate vehicle for storing and/or protecting their wealth.
Just look at our widget below to see how much gold is currently held by the major states around the world: