Gold prices have double in the past 5 years.  Silver is on the rise.  Precious metals have never been this precious in our lifetime.  Investors use gold as a hedge against inflation.  The dollar is down and confidence in the government to handle our debt is just about non-existent.  The dollar, like most other currencies, is a fiat currency.  The governments ability to manage debt and controlling the supply of money is where the value is derived from.  Utah has now made gold and silver legal tender in their state.  Several other states are headed in the same direction.  The Associated Press here!

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