I started buying silver and gold as a small trading sideline many years ago. Mostly as a hobby. Most other hobbies are a 100% loss apart from the enjoyment you get from it. Buy PM’s doesn’t lose 100% and at least for me I get a lot of enjoyment from my smallish pastime. Meanwhile all the drama in the world that concerns me is counter but the usual rise in the value of my smallish pastime. For me a good countermeasure. Today being a case in point with a warring Arab friends pushing the price up by 1.8% as I write this.