Physical Gold and Silver are the foundation layer of sound money and appear to be the safest investment during the current economic cycle. Although they do not (normally) provide any regular income (unless structured with the help of paper assets), the precious metals bull-market cycle continues to be intact and is expected to last for several more years.
Owning businesses or real estate, on the other hand, do provide passive income. As these asset classes are in a significant correction right now, it is not usually recommended to invest in them at this time. Either one of them, or a combination of both, may become very attractive when these markets have bottomed out.
The sections below provide essential information and financial education for investors who want to know more about cycles and how to apply them to very effectively improve their investment success.