Gold aside. I think gold is being manipulated now and anyway, it has a big target painted on it. Same for other precious metals. So, how to get your money out of the fake green stuff which is heading to zero like a bat out of hell? Here are some thoughts I had - not really happy with my options. Land - Large denominations, illiquid Copper pipe - dependent on demand from a strong economy High quality tools (snapon, mac) - buy used, should retain value or go up - a bit of economic dependency here too. Collectables - expensive watches, etc. - very dependent on having rich people around to pay top $. Even they cut back when times are hard. Ammo - subject to ever changing rules and regs. Any ideas? - I'm doing pretty shabby here.