Or maybe just your bank account. In Argentina when the collapse was just starting to happen and people were taking their money out of the country, the government, to stop that, closed all the banks. I dont know if they closed peoples brokerage accounts or not(but im assuming they did if funds could not clear) So im thinking thats what will happen in the US, should it get like that. People are already starting to get their money out of the country and if enough people do this, i think the government (who will say they are working in our best interest) will close all the banks and close all our trading accounts. So it seems that if funds do get frozen one day, that silver or gold ETF is not going to help you and you will not get the benefits of being hedged as im sure they wont unfreeze the accounts until the crisis is over which could take years. If you dont have physical silver/gold, you are going to go scavenge all day for cardboard or aluminum to recycle like they did in argentina and hope its enough for 1 meal that you will have to share with your family. I think that if you dont buy at least 100 oz of silver to store in your house as an insurance policy against a worst case scenario you are just asking for trouble.