Kidding aside, what other metals do you think are valuable? And when you're saying it will always go up in price - what timeframe are you talking about here? As it can definitely go down in a 6 months timeframe for example.
How does the U.S. government pay for the existing debt it has? Most would say through taxes. This is far from the truth. Even if we paid 100% tax, it would not be enough to meet the interest payments on the existing debt we have in the U.S. So, where does the money come from? They PRINT it. Through the FED, the U.S. prints the money it needs to pay for the interest on existing debt, in addition to many of the entitlement programs we have - Medicare, Welfare, Military, etc. So, what happens when there's more currency in circulation? The value of the currency goes DOWN. This causes the PRICE of everything to go UP.
Most people have no idea what government is doing to cause price fluctuations in the market. They only see the consequence of it. Food costs more, gas costs more, etc. But they don't understand why. Currency devaluation is the cause. It's not a question of IF we will see a currency crisis. Rather a question of WHEN. Look at what's happening in Europe. This is a clue as to what will happen in the U.S. - only worse. It's a mathematical certainty. How long can you pay for your existing debts with new debt? Each time they buy Treasuries or bailout a Bank or Automaker, they are adding another interest payment to the existing interest that they can't afford to pay. So not only is debt increasing, so is the interest on the debt. This can't go on forever. And, the U.S. has infected other governments with the same Central Banking money printing. So, you will continue to see countries and currencies going broke one after the other. For example, first Greece, now Spain in Europe. You'll hear about another soon enough. It won't get better, it will get worse. They are all doing the same thing. Everyone is paying for debt with new debt.
Precious Metals in particular benefit the most from currency losing value because as people realize their cash is losing its purchasing power, they rush to put their money where it can maintian its value at the time. They are also physical assets. Gold & Silver have always been valuable, and they always will be. Silver is the better opportunity of the two because it is in high consumer demand. It is used all over the world in the technology we are starting to use more and more. Solar Panels, LCD screens, computers, cell phones, etc. My suggestion is to buy a little at a time, even if only 1 ounce each month. Over time you will accumulate a large amount of it and you'll benefit in the end as currencies go through crisis all over the globe.