Majority of respondents has bet in favour of the precious metals. No doubt, gold and silver prices have seen an unprecedented rally since 2008, as they tend to thrive in uncertain situations. This is because they are seen as being safer than cash. But there has been a fall from their all-time high prices since the gunning down of Osama bin Laden, which is being seen as a respite from the terror threat. Equities, on the other hand, remain the best bet for wealth creation, albeit risky. To offset that risk, investors can diversify their portfolios by including gold and silver in them besides other instruments.