Well, yes, precious metals are certainly a better store of value and less volatile in price than oil.
But Gold is subject to mandatory reporting requirements and (like similar valuable commodities) at high risk of confiscation in times of fiscal stress like war, global economic meltdowns, etc.
Better to stick with things that are less likely to be legally stolen from you, by virtue of those things being more trouble to reassign handle or repatriate than they are worth to steal, lol.
But Silver is surely much less likely to be "confiscated" if the shit hits the fan?
It is much less valuable than gold.
It makes me laugh when I think of how fragile the whole game is.
Money created out of thin air... the system only working because we all agree that this essentially otherwise worthless piece of paper is worth something.
I mean... we have paper money...
But it could easily (well, maybe not easily) be sea shells as our currency!
At one point in time, sea shells we currency for some!