The shorts must be screaming, about now: Gold shoots past record $1,800 an ounce. When I last checked, the silver-to-gold ratio was at 45.4-to-1. Again, if you have the vault space, this is a great time to ratio trade out of your 1 ounce gold coins, and into silver bullion coins. (Such as pre-1965 American "junk" silver.)
James Rawles was one of the initial bloggers who got me going with silver. He's not an economist, but a bright guy. Not sure parting with gold is a good idea, but I figured it was worth mentioning.