Stocks are stocks. Mining stocks have lagged the precious metals for a long time now. They have political risk, company risk, interest rate risk.
ETP's have varing degrees of risk. Is the ETF a physical holder or just a tracking product? There is also a clear tracking of ownership.
The safest method is US coinage purchased for cash in small quantities at a coin shop in a city large enough that nobody can remember who bought it.
US coinage is much less likely to be confiscated than bars or foreign coinage based on history. Silver is less likely to be confiscated than gold.
Purchasing PM's whether online or in person using traceable payments puts you at much greater risk of confiscation. (PayPal, Bitcoin, CC, debit card, personal check)
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