Paper called money for paper called bonds. If you have enough money and a country is facing deflation due to credit, but also trying to ward it off by inflating the currency amount, and it's uncertain which process will win out, buy something of true value, that will hold it's value, completely paid for, most often some commodity that won't spoil or decay quickly such as silver or gold. Another choice is agricultural land. People always have to eat in good times, in bad times. If nothing else, at least you won't go hungry if you grow your own. I guess it depends on which one has more faith and trust in for a fair value return, a government in distress, a means of production (food), or a commodity.