Obviously, this is a WAY downfield question, so don't everybody get all worked up that I'm thinking of getting rid of my PM's...
The question is, in the next financial system, after the chaos, if/when the metals go parabolic and fiat dies etc... when there comes a time to liquidate PM's (say for me, currently paying mongo high rent in NYC, to buy a suburban home), what's the real process? I've been reading about 28% capital gains at present...
Now we can all speculate about witch hunts, and TPTB raising tax levels, and confiscations and such down the road... and more than a few of us probably have traceable rap sheets at Gainesville and APMEX... Now I know you could sell some on ebay, or in person for cash at the local coin shop etc, but if you're talking about serious weight - how would you practically liquidate PM's? Is Uncle Sam necessarily involved?
Part two of my question is real estate, particularly 1st home ownership. Is home buying in the next couple years a good thing? Worth trading in the PM stack for? I shudder to think of a high mortgage and shaky employment outlook (even for "in demand" fields") contrasted with having a few years rent stacked up and knowing you have that liquid security.
I'm at an inflection point, I guess - recently married, mid 30's, gearing up for procreation - and think about this stuff all the time. Love to get feedback/advice from y'all.