I actually think that any thing physical you own is of more value than money right now. Think of how in the financial crisis, banks ran out of money. People put in many, many man-hours into earning those funds. Actual work. And then it just evaporated. Haircuts all around. Especially in countries where their currencies tanked. Billions of dollars worth of man hours becoming worth cents. Just musing, I apologise if my economic theory seems radical, but who would have though the US would benefit from multiple simultaneous trade wars? Unbelievable, till it was done. Is the US dollar a currency? Or a good with finite supply? It's hard to imagine that the countries indebted to the US who forged the Bretton Woods Agreement foresaw the US abandoning the dollar linkage to gold. And why couldn't the currency notes entitle the bearer to the equivalent amount of goods "as determined by the value of gold"? Worth noting that in a time of crisis like this, the super-rich can't get enough gold. And the US always seems to power through crises nowadays by "printing" trillions of dollars - an act it has a monopoly over. Free float? Remember: you can only buy oil and other goods with dollars. No one takes the equivalent in rupees, pesos or toilet paper. So my currency is worth nothing really. I have to buy dollars therefore. Which seems to imply it is the barter good of choice. Covid-19: Look at the job losses worldwide. Imagine people living from check to check. Imagine having to pay rent and buy food and service your loans when you have no job. Seriously, hold on to your money. Or don't hold on to your money. I am not sure. This isn't the first crash and it won't be the last. This kind of thing just keeps happening every 10 years or so. Asian Tiger Crisis, Lehmann, Covid. What next? America defaults? Unfortunately, "investments" in gear won't pan out either, I'd imagine.