Last I looked, gold has been down a bit and silver is holding steady. There are many ways to buy gold and silver.
One-ounce and fractional ounce American Eagles have been around for 30 years. They are prettier to look at than gold bars, and easy to store. Gold is gold, regardless of its holder, so why bother getting these pieces graded and slabbed? Sure, it looks good if you have a special proof issue or a MS-70 piece, but if you are concerned about the bullion value only, I wouldn't bother.
At a few major conventions, I saw dealer displays of slightly worn, unslabbed, common date gold coins. These were not bullion pieces, but genuine legal tender coins that acted as money, that got out and circulated. Buying a few of these is a good way to own gold.
As for silver, one-ounce Eagles are also lovely to look at, with the Walking Liberty design, and they are .999 fine silver.
Old fashioned silver coins, while .900 silver, have that precious metal content and are good to own. Buying hoards of so-called "junk silver" can be a great way to own silver. And there's always searching through bank rolls, finding half dollars. Some years ago, I heard a commercial about a good way to buy silver. It obviously referred to obtaining rolls of half dollars from local banks and looking for silver. Odds are you might find a few of the .400 silver halves, minted from 1965-1970. You could find 1964 Kennedy halves. I've heard of entire rolls of 1964 Kennedy halves bought from the bank.
Look through your change, too. I've found silver dimes recently, along with a few War nickels, which are .350 silver. Check the return bin at vending machines. Silver coins are rejected. I've found silver dimes this way. Once in a while, something will turn up.
Gold and silver will always be popular. Keep looking, keep searching, and try different ways of collecting.