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 26 Fighteer, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:24:56 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Real-estate, especially residential, is a good investment because we're at or near the bottom of a deep deflationary cycle in housing and if you have the money to park in it, it's likely to appreciate significantly in the long term.

U.S. bonds are also an incredibly stable investment, if you don't mind that the current inflation-adjusted rate of return is negative or as close to it as makes no difference. The only situation in which this would turn out not to be the case would be if we get a super-conservative president and Congress that drink their own Kool-Aid and deliberately crash the dollar via debt default. However, in that situation no investment would be safe and you'd be better off stocking up on canned food and a hidey hole in the mountains.

edited 7th Dec '11 11:25:59 AM by Fighteer

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 27 lord Gacek, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:30:01 AM from Kansas of Europe
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I believe silver is hip among survivalists these days. Apparently they see if as safer than gold, or something.
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 28 Fighteer, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:30:57 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
And you can't eat either one of them. You need a functioning economy for any non-barter form of currency to have a stable value.

If the question is, "How do I invest my money stably in a modern economy that will eventually recover from this doldrum, " you get a vastly different answer than, "How do I invest my money in order to survive the coming armageddon?"

edited 7th Dec '11 11:34:27 AM by Fighteer

Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
 29 lord Gacek, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:34:50 AM from Kansas of Europe
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Well, the brand of survivalism whose blogs I visit is the back-to-the-land kind, so they prepare for that too, I guess.
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 30 Fighteer, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:37:36 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
/shrug

It's a paranoid fantasy, and if it were to actually happen, most folks would have more pressing concerns than investing for the future. Never mind that in a complete breakdown of society, there wouldn't be enough food or land to support 300 million people, and you'd have unbelievably massive casualties. Most of us wouldn't have to worry about surviving for very long.

edited 7th Dec '11 11:38:39 AM by Fighteer

Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
 31 captainbrass 2, Wed, 7th Dec '11 11:39:18 AM from the United Kingdom
[up][up][up][up][up]I agree that long-term property is a good investment, although as my job involves registering title to property in England I obviously have a vested interest there.

Government bonds also, depending on the likely prospects of the government/country in question, and probably also stocks/shares in companies that are likely to be able to ride out the recession and still make profits. It helps if they are a big, well-established brand (or own several of them)or are in sectors where spending isn't so much a matter of choice e.g. healthcare or pharmaceuticals.

edited 7th Dec '11 11:39:54 AM by captainbrass2

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