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What IS GOOD Investment Advice?????



November 26, 2009 – Comments (10)

When practically every economy in the World is about to financially collapse.

Welcome to 1.01.10 where we knew in 9.09 and we felt by 11.10.9........

1s, 0s, and there any significance??????

Seriously Fools...what is your suggestion for investing in a world that is about to finanically collapse?

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#1) On November 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

My problem is that I don't feel I can trust a thing most of these companies publish.  Quaterly reports are based on vigorous spin coupled with a generous bit of creative accounting.  What would I be buying?

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#2) On November 26, 2009 at 9:21 PM, dickseacup (< 20) wrote:

Heirloom seeds, water filtering media, garden tools, lead, invest time getting to know the farmers (grains, poultry and beef/pork) in your area and find out who the best butchers are (hint: they don't work at the supermarket). Convert free cash to non-USD denominated investments. Worst case is we have a USSR-style breakdown and you're prepared. Best case is the 'world economy' recovers and, well, you're prepared.

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#3) On November 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:


precious metals

agricultural commodities


 get as far away from the US dollar as humanly possible...

 i would invest in countries currencies like china and india where growth is real and economic viability of countries and governments are prudent 

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#4) On November 26, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Rebkong1 (< 20) wrote:

farmland in other countries 

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#5) On November 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM, ozzfan1317 (71.21) wrote:

Just buy lots of ammo and Can goods and come rent my bomb shelter..;)

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#6) On November 26, 2009 at 10:55 PM, topsecret09 (87.25) wrote:

  I'm still partial to recycled tooth picks........

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#7) On November 26, 2009 at 11:16 PM, danteps (28.62) wrote:

Invest in America - the greatest economy in the world.  Follow Warren Buffett's advice, heed his wisdom. Buy pieces of great companies that pay solid dividends.

Don't listen to crazy folks who continue to spread doom and gloom with different dates every other day.  Would one actually believe it's wise to listen to a narcissist who's goal is to get recs on a website?  Would you listen to someone who comments on their own blogs incessantly?  This isn't a joke folks.  Making money is a serious business for you and your familia.

Follow Buffett and you will retire wealthy.

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#8) On November 27, 2009 at 2:28 AM, jahbu (80.21) wrote:

Alstry, unless you are really good at picking companies not sucked dry by the financial mafia   Gold/Cash combo is the only option i see at this moment.   Percentage will vary depending on your view of inflation/deflation.  IMHO

The world economies are in chaos and the media and governments can only cover it up for so long.


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#9) On November 27, 2009 at 11:36 AM, martynanasi (94.22) wrote:

I believe this is a time for side stepping the pot holes that lay ahead in today's day and time. Money supply and stimulus always makes markets move forward. I equate this to large bank rolls help gamblers eventually win at a casinos.

When I view economic events people forget the large macro forces play out over the micro. Monetary supply is macro force and will push the global markets forward as 40-50% depending geographically has not been filtered yet into these economies. The problems are large and so is the stimulus. So far so good and the markets have reacted positively and bought the toxic assets some time to recover and rebuild somewhat although it is a process.

With the monetary stimulus especially the US portion of it has side problems it creates. The US being the biggest debtor in the world puts everyone else as their creditor and following suit as their net worth lies in the balance. The US has to keep rates low but for how long depends on how this recovery and US ability to service that debt. It also depends on other global investor's ability to swallow holding US debt with the huge budget/trade deficit the US is constantly in. Rates in the US will stay low as low as investor can stomach that risk appetite for US assets and knowing the US currency is in free fall and trust me this is a long term trend as is all currency trends. We are all prisoner on that front. So Interests rates are one issue that within the next 2 years will need some readjustment higher to follow the big ecoonomic picture. Part of this driver will be US currency exchange, foreign investor appetite towards US assets and inflation prospects.

Knowing that these things will happen will allow some personal financial planning around the pot holes that will come. It isn't a matter of will they come but when. Rising interest rates affect bonds prices negatively so that is an issue going forward. Stay short term and more corporate than govt. Inflation in a recovery scenerio will cause inflation pressure. Gold and commodities then pose a good hedge against this therefore investors will move to these asset pushing prices higher. Emerging markets are getting the benefits of China's growth engine and this also is a place to park assets. Here the markets will peeter out within the next 18mths to 2 years. At that time I think our markets will move sideways for quite some time and bond yields may start to be the place to move towards as rates stabilize at higher points.

History tells you how to financial plan just matter of putting the pieces together to make the puzzle show a picture. The early 82 and mid 70's shed light how to view the future on this one.




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#10) On November 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

" i would invest in countries currencies like china and india where growth is real and economic viability of countries and governments are prudent"

But what are you actually doing?

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