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Old 10-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Beating the S&P, Armaggedon style

I found this interesting chart today at EconomPic (EconomPic Data: "Armageddon" Trades Anyone?), where they were looking for good Armaggedon trades, showing that "over the past three months; Campbell Soup Co (which also happened to be the ONLY stock in the S&P 500 that was up yesterday) and Taser International are up 16% and 34% respectively. This compares very favorably to the S&P 500, which has struggled and is down 14% over that time frame."

So for all you Sky is Falling types, I guess the public agrees with you.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe we should be looking at manufacturers of home canning supplies, candles, makers of board games and playing cards, etc.

Nope, that's too simple. I need more leverage. How do I buy derivatives based on these companies? Maybe some other product that's even more exotic and impossible to understand?

Which lead us back to how we got to this problem in the first place . . .
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