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How can I protect my money in light of the coming financial collapse?

There has been a lot of talk about an imminent financial markets bubble and I find that I am heavily invested in the S&P500 through an IRA (rolled over from a 401K after I was laid off). I also have a relatively small amount invested through a standard brokerage account, but the majority is in the IRA. I don't know jack about sigma events or black swans, but I can recognize when the chatter is starting to form a cohesive message. I also know that I have a ton more exposure now than in 2009. In fact, the post crash boom years have been quite good to me. My question is obviously, is there a proven strategy to protect against a coming financial crash? At what point do I pull the trigger and put everything into bonds? Is there a hedge against a collapse? My fantasy is that I pick the right time to pull everything and then clean up post crash on rock bottom blue chip stocks. [more inside]
posted by MajorDilemma on May 20, 2014 - 14 answers

Fiction or Non-Fiction Books and Films about Societies Falling apart?

I am looking for fiction or non-fiction books (or movies - documentaries or fiction) about societies that are collapsing or falling apart -- anything from the late Roman Empire to 1990s Yugoslavia. I'm especially interested in books or movies that focus on the lives of regular people while the collapse is happening. I am specifically NOT looking for sci-fi dystopias or fantasy novels, so please don't recommend any.
posted by empath on Sep 9, 2013 - 23 answers

looking for articles on the depopulation of US cities

I'm looking for articles on the depopulation of US cities, I've seen some on detroit & chicago and the renewal efforts for sustainability, but am unable to find them through google, and help would suffice!
posted by xcasex on Feb 5, 2013 - 5 answers

How does the ocean biome collapse?

I have a very broad question about the expected collapse of the ocean biome, and a bunch of related detail questions. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Are we talking Road Warrior or Children of Men here?

Are we as environmentally screwed as I think we are? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Jun 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Its the end of the world and not only do I feel fine, I want to know what business to start

What are some currently viable small business plans and passive income ideas that are collapse resistant? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Sep 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Collapsing artists in iTunes. Please.

Is there any way that I can "roll up" artists' catalogs in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Aug 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Music for a Harsh Collapse

Soundtrack for that moment when your life comes crashing down? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Jul 27, 2011 - 32 answers

Why Don't I See Honey Bees In My Garden?

I live in norther New Jersey. I have planted a lot of flower and herbs in my yard this spring. I also have a vegetable garden which is full of blossoms. I keep my yard herbicide and pesticide free. I see plenty of bumble bees, dragon flies, and butterflies in the garden. I don't, however, see any honey bees. Is this the wrong season and / or am I looking at the wrong time of the day or has colony collapse disorder gotten so bad in this area there are none left?
posted by monkeydluffy on Jun 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What's a good book on AIG's collapse?

I'm looking for a really good book that describes AIG's collapse, and the reasons for it. Do you have any recommendations? Alternatively, how can I educate myself on it, besides reading Wikipedia? Thanks in advance!
posted by monkeyman82 on Feb 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Nowhere to go but up?

How did you come back from miserable failure? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 1, 2009 - 19 answers

Which guns should I get?

What, or where could I find out, are the most common guns and ergo the most common types of ammunition in the United States? [more inside]
posted by ZaneJ. on Sep 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Can hydrogen peroxide collapse your lung? (Spontaneous Pneumothorax)

I use hydrogen peroxide to clean out ear wax; could this have caused a bleb in my lung eventually causing my lung to collapse (spontaneous pneumothorax)? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Aug 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me find hard-hitting facts on the recent financial collapse please

Please help me find facts about the banking/economic crisis and the impact of the financial meltdown for a demonstration against the no-strings-attached billions for banks while Americans suffer. Your help will be rewarded with a just and fair financial system that works for all Americans and not just Wall Street. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Apr 1, 2009 - 2 answers

What happens if a candidate goes off the rails a quarter-mile before getting to the station?

What would happen if a presidential candidate had a career-ending nervous breakdown a month out from the general election? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Sep 25, 2008 - 10 answers

What useful trade can I learn to survive a collapsed economy?

What's a trade I can learn now, as a hobby, that will be useful if/when the economy collapses? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Sep 17, 2008 - 41 answers

Keep my rolls puffy and pretty!

Why do my crescent rolls always seem to go flat? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Aug 19, 2008 - 8 answers

novelfilter

New Year resolution: write a novel this year. Need some resources [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jan 5, 2008 - 22 answers

How do you deal with the anxiety around the economic and global clusterfcuk?

How do you deal with the anxiety around the economic and global clusterfcuk? It's been keeping me awake for years, and increasingly so. I recycle, I write my representatives. I eat local, organic, take public transport.. I just can't not feel trapped and sometimes just completely terrified. [more inside]
posted by onanon on Nov 26, 2007 - 34 answers

Collapse fiction

What are some good fiction or SF books that plunge the reader within a severe economic collapse or Malthusian catastrophe in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Nov 17, 2006 - 27 answers

My partner had a weird seizure type thing!

My partner suffered a collapse yesterday, perhaps someone can enlighten us as to what she experienced. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2006 - 9 answers

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