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Investment strategies have changed. Investments comprised entirely of stock, bonds, annuities, and bank products is not a truly diversified portfolio. In 2008, the banking system reached the verge of collapse. The financial system as we know it was only saved by the largest bailout of private companies and the largest money creation schemes in the history of the world economy.
At the time of the collapse, investors who held physical gold or other precious metals in their portfolio were more secure with diversification outside of the financial system. Also, as gold and silver tend to act as counter-cyclical investments (generally gaining value when other asset prices), these investors hedged losses in stock, real estate, etc.
Investors who still doubt the long-term stability of the stock market and the US dollar are regularly adding physical gold and other precious metals to their investment portfolios. Others are using their IRA to hold physical precious metals.