I copied this from the PM's investing site: Kitco - Commentaries - Paul Mladjenovic Three recommendations for where to put your money in 2010 Not surprisingly, coming from a metal's broker, gold and silver are #1. But this is their second choice. Accumulate essentials. As odd as this may sound for some of you, consider starting a pantry or otherwise consider stocking up on essentials such as non-perishable foods, extra water, etc. No…I am not asking you to become a survivalist or a hermit. I consider this is to be just another form of diversification. The world is too precarious right now and is quite vulnerable to disruptions. Severe inflation is not far off. Potential problems can come from a variety of expected and unexpected venues. What do you think will have greater value a few years from now…a dollar or a can of soup With someone that sells gold and silver is telling me to invest in food, I going to listen.