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]
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.
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!
I have a very broad question about the expected collapse of the ocean biome, and a bunch of related detail questions. [more inside]
Are we as environmentally screwed as I think we are? [more inside]
What are some currently viable small business plans and passive income ideas that are collapse resistant? [more inside]
Is there any way that I can "roll up" artists' catalogs in iTunes? [more inside]
Soundtrack for that moment when your life comes crashing down? [more inside]
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?
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!
How did you come back from miserable failure? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What would happen if a presidential candidate had a career-ending nervous breakdown a month out from the general election? [more inside]
What's a trade I can learn now, as a hobby, that will be useful if/when the economy collapses? [more inside]
Why do my crescent rolls always seem to go flat? [more inside]
New Year resolution: write a novel this year. Need some resources [more inside]
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]
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]
My partner suffered a collapse yesterday, perhaps someone can enlighten us as to what she experienced. [more inside]