I was at the local gold and silver place today and noticed a older couple, probably between 65 and 75 years old, asking questions about buying bullion silver. The husband did all the talking. The questions indicated that they were late coming to the game. Seems something they saw, heard or read recently spooked them into thinking they needed to stock up on silver.
This couple was born right before or during WW2. What could have spooked these folks to make them move from going about living their normal lives, to wanting to investigate buying $1,000.00 face value of junk silver, or rolls of SAEs?
I did not get the impression that they had any sort of PM war chest. Rather, I got the distinct impression that they were purchasing their first silver.
I know most of us have been watching the PM market go up for years, and have our finger on the pulse of the rotten economy, but for those who just recently saw the light, what was it that caught your attention?