Every year or two we update this report, which lays out the investment thesis for gold. Here is this year's version.
Silver is touched upon only as necessary; as a separate report of equal scope is required for that precious metal.
Gold is one of the few investments that every investor should have in their portfolio. We are now at the dangerous end-game period of a very bold but very reckless & disappointing experiment with the world's fiat (unbacked) currencies. If this experiment fails — and we observe it's in the process of failing — gold will provide one of the best forms of wealth insurance. But like all insurance products, it only works if you buy it before you need to rely on it.