Gold vs. Inflation
Its no secret that inflation is out of control.
The simple truth is, the only iron-clad way to protect yourself against inflation is GOLD.
As inflation goes up, the costs to have the retirement you always wanted will keep going higher and higher, just to pay for the same quality of life.
Here is an example of how inflation works:
Imagine for a moment that the total money supply in the United States was only $1 Million Dollars. And imagine you owned 10% of it, which is $100,000.00 - that would mean you would be extremely wealthy correct?
Now imagine if tomorrow the money supply increased by 10 trillion... how much would your $100,000 be worth in that instance? You would no longer be wealthy. And unfortunately, this has already happened in over 30 other countries in the past 90 years.
That in a nut shell is the effect of inflation, and how devastating it can be if the money supply expands rapidly. The dollar has expanded publicly by over $2.68 trillion dollars since 2009 alone. If this aggressive trend continues, imagine how worthless your dollars will become.
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Hyperinflation is inevitable when a currency is no longer backed by gold
The reality with this is that anything paper-based, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds etc... are all going to feel the effects of inflation. Therefore, none of these options are safe.
If your investments are reliant upon stocks or mutual funds, you can be wiped out overnight, just like so many hard-working people were in 2008. If those people would have hedged their retirement on Gold, they would have been fine.
If you're holding bonds or treasury notes, these fixed price assets only give a fixed return each year. As inflation spirals faster than the return on these assets, they become much less valuable.
All of these factors point to your buying power going DOWN. Gold has the polar opposite effect.