To put it simply, the government keeps printing money. What does more money lead to? Inflation. Although some thing our current recession will be deflationary, from my studies I have come to believe that the amount of money being printed will definately lead to inflation. Another thing to consider is the possibillity of a run on the dollar. Out financial system is teetering on the edge of disaster, and the government is simply trying to reinflate an exploding bubble; it won't work.
So the question is, how to make money off of inflation. All though there are many routes my favorite hedge on the dollar is gold. In addition to inflation, many believe that we are currently in a gold bull market based on the economic cycles.
My favorite gold play right now is Central Fund of Canada (CEF). Unlike riskier mining stocks it basically just holds large amounts of gold and silver, and its stock price is based off of that. So when the price of gold goes up, its price goes up.
-Buy CEF below $15.00