Sorry, I've been busy.. lost touch with this site, not on purpose.
Things are getting worse, obviously!
There is always a bigger picture.. in the media, in things we take for granted..
This crash is just beginning.
Disclaimer - I don't pretend to know everything. This is my opinion, and what I believe after looking at the facts. I might be completely wrong! But:
If you have savings of any kind, protect yourself now with investments in gold and silver. They are the only thing that will guarantee some form of safety. Gold as dropped in price since I started this thread, but not nearly as much as the markets, or other commodiites (example oil) and gold has risen $80 in the past two weeks. This is no promise that it will continue this trend at this time, but it is likely.
Watch "money as debt" - Search for it on google video. This will give you a better understanding of monetary metals (commodity currency).
The safest way to be invested in precious metals as a hedge against inflation - or disaster - is to own gold in silver - I mean really own it - hold it in your hand. No matter what happens it will have value. You can invest in paper gold - shares of mining companies, or ETF funds that track gold - but if things get too bad too fast you may not be able to cash out in time.
Of course there are other ways to hedge against bad times as mentioned - food, smokes, alcohol - all will always have value to people no matter what.
Some people say it's too late - stay in the markets and ride it out if you haven't got out already. I say you are risking everything. The Dow is in the 8000 range - there is still a lot of potential to go down. If you have got out and are holding cash - you are still risking everything.
This may sound crazy, impossible.. but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Things are likey to get MUCH worse. Too many people's minds are locked into the matrix. Open your mind and consider what could happen. Look at Wiemar Gernmany. Look at Zimbabwe. This is recent history. Have people gotten that much smarter in a few years? Have the rich become more selfless and ready to do the right thing to fix this crisis for the good of the middle class? Or do they want to keep what they have obtained during the creation of this mess?
Edited by Movax, 01 December 2008 - 12:44 AM.