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 7:37AM
Dec 11, 2012 7:36AM
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President can only run 2 terms.  Does this writer know anything?
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 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.

 

Dec 11, 2012 1:53AM
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Do you think your advice is a little flawed.? Having a hoard of firearms, not knowing how or where to become proficient  or to advocate putting them in a safe to keep them out of children's hands seems as ridiculous as storing gasoline in your house. 

Good thing some of us know better. .

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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" :)
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Oh that's safe...nothing bad could ever happen with a whole bunch of gasoline cans in your basement.
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 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!  
Dec 10, 2012 10:38PM
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I want elephant dung coffee beans.
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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