Stocks Up! And Stock Up!
It is getting interesting…. “experts”, fools and liars keep popping up on TV explaining whether we are going into a recession, depression, inflation, deflation, reflation, stagflation, hyperinflation or it is over, just beginning, about to end….etc.
No one knows. We are all just guessing
Zimbabwe- hyper-inflation and currency collapse
Japan- 25 year deflation/recession, declining real estate, stocks and declining yen
Iceland – almost overnight implosion, currency collapse, country collapse
Soviet Union – 10 years deflation, shortages, then default, currency collapse and the SU breaks apart into separate states.
America's 1930s Great Depression – high unemployment, 15 years of deflation and the totalitarian seizure of citizens gold and creation of near fiat currency
Weimar Germany – high unemployment and hyper inflation
UK – loss of empire, erosion of wealth, erosion lifestyle, socialist wealth destruction, currency controls and poverty
My best GUESS is deflation then civil unrest to higher inflation. Just a Wag, time and severity are unknown, like the 1970s, with a poorer population in general.
I am not sure where the market is going, really. It is day to day. We are in the deflation part, but Wall Street and their puppets in DC are looking to print more money to “help us”. So in the near term I am staying short stocks, I was 50% cash, but I increased my short position into today’s rally. We could be into deflation for a decade, look at the Case Shiller Index, as home prices fall so will stocks, IMO.
I think we are in the biggest systemic crisis in 30 years. Stocks up? Stocks down? No idea…but I do know in the next five to ten years I will need socks, white T-shirts, boxers (silk of course! that is how live FOOL! j/k), bed sheets, AR-15 + rounds, silver bullets (werewolves) etc…
The US might have reached peak credit, peak retail, peak consumption etc….
Going forward, there is talk of a trade war, wealth destroying socialism, retail bankruptcies, higher taxes, more government destroying interventions etc….
If you are gainfully employed and have some unemployed cash sitting around, why not STOCK UP?
I posted, a buy list outside of Stocks, on February 24, 2008
I recommend you print the list even if you are not going to use it, yet.
1. A generator. (expensive, Gasoline, storage, risky & noisy...targets of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers/ Chlorox for purification of water.
3. Portable Toilet and toilet paper.
4. Seasoned Firewood. Firewood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried enough, for burning.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY and all!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white & brown sugars
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat - Bread
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking/ without it food burns, etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (will become suddenly scarce )
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Fill up any size. Small, many, PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade for drinking.
16. Propane Cylinders and grills (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/Formula, Ointments/Aspirin, Vaseline, etc. First Aid items.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, hones, and oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (good for Cooking and Bartering)
28. Gasoline Containers (closed, Plastic & Metal) Store safely remote from living quarters.
29. Heavy plastic Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels, Plastic Baggies
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy longest dated expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & ....salt. One can't survive without salt.
42. Matches. ("Strike Anywhere"/ Boxed, wooden/ matches will go first. Keep in Baggies.
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, slickers, Levis & durable shirts, gloves, work shoes
46. Flashlights/lightsticks & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans, wheeled/Plastic . Great for storage of water, and transporting same.
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, condoms, etc
50. Cookware (light, sturdy, teflon, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tool
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams/ointments.
53. Duct Tape
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach ( plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% Sodium Hypochlorite..Chlorox)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars w/lids)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Books/Board Games/Cards & Dice
68. D-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & Cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, powder/ oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soup base
76. Spare reading glasses/binoculars.
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can", C-rations, MRE's
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens/gloves
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)/ 4X8' Plywood w/nails/hammer
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (any and all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for tranport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
94.Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs, muffler
100. Chickens, Goats/ edible animals, traps
rwilso01 (99.38) wrote:
How about a solar water heater bag. Everyone loves hot showers.