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The Shine of Silver Or the Glitter of Gold - Brightest of the two in Years Ahead

Gold is the preeminent monetary metal & throughout history, has projected the most enduring images of wealth. Silver is in its shadows, but as an asset, it contains similar wealth-protecting qualities, perhaps with even greater return potential. Here’s why, silver, a quasi-industrial metal with a rich monetary history, may be about to step out of gold’s shadow & shine brightest in the years ahead.

Why It Matters If the Dollar Is the Reserve Currency

The causes of threat to the US dollar as a reserve currency are the policies of the Fed itself. There is no conspiracy to attack the dollar by other countries. A loss of demand for holding the US dollar as a reserve currency would mean that trillions of dollars held overseas could flow back into the US, causing either inflation, recession, or both.

European Debt Crisis

A revolt against previously-agreed austerity packages by any of these other states would have untold ramifications not only for the future of the Eurozone, but the euro itself. In the wake of this episode, the status of the euro as money is likely to be increasingly questioned, not just in the foreign exchanges, but by its users as well.

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