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Old 10-18-2012, 12:03 PM
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Default Investment strategy for the coming months

With the election rapidly approaching, and the choices being limited to Tweedle dumb and Tweedle dumber, which is which is up to you, I am interested in input on what would be a good investment strategy for the coming months. In the words of some politician, never a crisis go to waste.

Lets start with a hypothetical $100 K for the sake of argument. Where would you put it?
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With the election rapidly approaching, and the choices being limited to Tweedle dumb and Tweedle dumber, which is which is up to you, I am interested in input on what would be a good investment strategy for the coming months. In the words of some politician, never a crisis go to waste.

Lets start with a hypothetical $100 K for the sake of argument. Where would you put it?
I'm reading a lot of pundits' comments that say to stay liquid and wait for the pullback in the stock market. Lots of price to earnings ratios in the high teens or low 20's out there right now, suggesting an overbought market. The fiscal cliff is approaching, and if Obama gets re-elected, it wouldn't surprise me to see a good sized drop after the election. If the republicans lose the house, I'd bet there would be an even bigger drop, as people would cash in their capital gains before the certain tax hike in 2013.
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Assuming I had a few months to invest instead of a few weeks, I would:

1) Buy 1000 ounces of silver in a mix of recognizable coins and bars.
2) Fill/top off the pantry and ammo cans.
3) Go through the house and vehicles and replace/repair anything I think would fail in the next 4 years. (Appliances, roof, hot water tank, furnace, woodstove/chimney...).
4) Get any other goods I'd think the family would need such as clothes, winter gear, generator, bulk fuel, canning supplies, seeds, etc.
5) Put $10K under the mattress.
6) If there's any remainder, apply towards any existing debts.

Basically, make the family purchases as close to nill as possible for the next few years.
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It's a stock market minefield - better go GOLD and forget your worries. Other than that I'm interested in the Royal Mail shares that will be up in the early part of next year. Whilst we won't have quite the same jump in proce that we had for other public services when they were privatised, there will almost certainly be money to be made.
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Silver is at periodic low of $24, bound to scream back to $40+. Can't go wrong.

Of course you could always lie in the weeds and short the S&P with some SKF.
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Commodities and shorts in a bull market?
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Assuming I had a few months to invest instead of a few weeks, I would:

1) Buy 1000 ounces of silver in a mix of recognizable coins and bars.
2) Fill/top off the pantry and ammo cans.
3) Go through the house and vehicles and replace/repair anything I think would fail in the next 4 years. (Appliances, roof, hot water tank, furnace, woodstove/chimney...).
4) Get any other goods I'd think the family would need such as clothes, winter gear, generator, bulk fuel, canning supplies, seeds, etc.
5) Put $10K under the mattress.
6) If there's any remainder, apply towards any existing debts.

Basically, make the family purchases as close to nill as possible for the next few years.
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First, I'm not being critical of Bczoom -- we do have the benefit of hindsight for the last 10 months.

But silver traded @ about $33/oz. in October 2012. That 1000 ounces purchased for $33,000, would now only be worth $24k -- a loss of over 25%.

And that 10k in the mattress, if invested (along with the $33k not spent on silver) in an index fund , say SPY, would have grown to over $49k.

So would you rather have $34,000, or $49,000?

Again, hindsight is key here, but the truth of the matter is that we're still in a bull market. Not a great time to be fearful if you're an investor.
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seems like we should take a look at the stock price and decide for ourselves. I usually head here http://www.quotenet.com/stock-price/JNJ but any other suggestions would be welcome.

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Who here uses a broker... or do you all do it yourselves? Me... chicken that I am, use a broker... easier to blame them for any loss.
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Everything I do goes through my broker . His ass is on the line if he fucks up and when I want answers he damn well better have them asap . I make him a lot of money so I expect him to jump .
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It would be hard for me to put one's ass in a sling since we use a national firm.. I do not get to smack anyone..

plus, it seems that I always get the answer of "doe in headlights look"... nothing but stammering.
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