Several factors make the current investment environment one of the riskiest in market history.
By most traditional measures, stocks are extremely overvalued at this time. With interest rates at historical lows, any fixed income securities you hold contain enormous downside risk when interest rates normalize. Political instability, unstoppable growth in government spending and debt accumulation will eventually force substantial dollar devaluation.
Most investors lack portfolio insurance. Portfolio insurance in the form of physical gold and silver will preserve your investment wealth when the factors described above inevitably exert considerable downward force on the value of U.S. stocks and bonds.