9 things to hoard in the new year

Fear of economic collapse has meant high prices for things like gems and metals -- and rising gun sales. Can you profit from the trend?

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Dec 11, 2012 12:59AM
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Sure, hoard your gold...  So that somebody can come and take it with their guns...  Lead, in the shape of a bullet is worth a lot more than gold in times of crisis!!!
Dec 10, 2012 10:09PM
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Is gold really a great idea? In a breakdown of society whether politically or disaster where will you find someone to give fair exchange rates? How do you make change if what you need is below gold value?

Maybe it would be wiser to devolope a skill you can barter.

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Oh that's safe...nothing bad could ever happen with a whole bunch of gasoline cans in your basement.
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Water is always good..."oh, you're thirsty and you have gold? Okay...for a pound of gold I'll give you a cup of water" :)
Dec 11, 2012 3:48AM
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Honey is the new gold!

 

People are going to realize when times get tough, commodities over precious metals and gems will be the real demand market. 

Dec 11, 2012 7:36AM
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President can only run 2 terms.  Does this writer know anything?
Dec 11, 2012 2:53AM
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This ignorant writer lost me when he said something about the President seeking a third term.  That can't happen unless they change the laws in the next four years....... and that is highly unlikely.

 

Jan 1, 2014 5:34PM
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Congress? What about a shitty President who disregards the Constitution?...Oh that's your boy eh msn?...Screw you!
Jan 1, 2014 5:40PM
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It looks like msnbc hoards old articles and uses them over and over and over again.....

They did mention Walking Dead in the article maybe the zombies have taken over the editorial staff cause they appear to be brain dead.....

Jan 1, 2014 5:34PM
Jan 1, 2014 5:37PM
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These articles are over a year old.
Silver isn't currently at $33, it's lower than $19.
Jan 1, 2014 5:37PM
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Ammo is a fantastic investment IMHO...
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Watch the 2009 movie "THE ROAD" with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron and you will want to save a bullet for yourself!
Dec 10, 2012 11:30PM
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@ dd_x

In answer to your question about gold...  What did King Richard and Saldin use to buy horses and supplies in the middle of nowhere during the third crusade (circa 1191 A.D.)?  You guessed it, the answer is gold.  Gold has been a medium of exchange for thousands of years because you can't simply turn on Bernanke's wet dream and print more of it!  
Jan 1, 2014 5:52PM
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MSN.com stories are not worth reading anymore.  You're supposed to be posting the latest news and most useful information.  Instead what we get on New Year's Day 2014 is an article that's over a year old.  Lazy.  And an insult to readers.
Dec 10, 2012 10:38PM
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I want elephant dung coffee beans.
Jan 1, 2014 5:49PM
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Gold is not worth about $1700 an ounce. It's closer to $1300 an ounce. That means if you bought gold at its high in 2011, then you'd have lost more than 30%. Not much of an investment.
Jan 1, 2014 5:45PM
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Last year's dates, last year's news, last year's story.  
What a disgrace.
Jan 1, 2014 5:49PM
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guns, ammo, food, water. Honey is great it never spoils. With these basics one can obtain anything else.
Jan 1, 2014 5:59PM
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Seriously??  MSN money is repeating an article that is over a year old now?   Quotes from the article running on January 1st, 2014....repeat that: 2014!!....include:

 

"There's a lot of doomsday talk lately. Some of it is based on the Mayan calendar and its "final" date of Dec. 21, 2012"

 

"Now, I personally am pretty optimistic about 2013."

 

"So here's a 2013 hoarder's checklist"

 

"I'll leave it to you to decide which ones will make you feel safer as you click through this slide show, published Dec. 10, for a look at things you might want to stockpile in 2013."

 

Beyond that, I didn't see a need to hoard or store any of the items mentioned over a year ago, and I seemed to have survived just fine.   Now, I'm not saying that thoughtful preparation is something that shouldn't be done.   No, it is always wise to be as prepared as possible for the unexpected.    But, it might be nice if the folks at MSN could have at least brought the story up to date.

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