Given the nature of the Australian real estate market, our national obsession, government policy, tax policy, population growth, constraints on supply in centres of employment, and the evolution of housing away from primarily being a place to live in and instead becoming an investment vehicle marketed to the world, how would people here compare investment in property vs. investment in silver and gold? It would seem that given all the factors above, especially those unique to the Australian market, property is a far better investment with massive price growth in major cities guaranteed, especially inner suburbs and around transport hubs. One of the primary focuses of government, no matter which party, is to maintain and grow the value of real estate. This is something not true with PMs. In fact, governments may come to see PMs as a threat to their control of the monetary system so we'll never see policy support for PMs in the way we see for real estate. Thoughts?