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Old 12-14-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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I just read the post about the country heading for depression... what would that do if you:
1. had money in money market?
2. would bonds get paid by the u.s. treasury?
3. had muni bonds?
4. inflation?

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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I just read the post about the country heading for depression... what would that do if you:
1. had money in money market?
put you money into long term US Treasury bonds via Treasury Direct

2. would bonds get paid by the u.s. treasury?
US Treasury would pay on its bonds
3. had muni bonds?
Put in US Tresuries
4. inflation?
Inflations during a depression?

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:32 PM   #3
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that is why i am asking...lol

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Old 12-15-2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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I just read the post about the country heading for depression...* what would that do if you:
1.* had money in money market?
2. would bonds get paid by the u.s. treasury?
3. had muni bonds?
4. inflation?

OK, I'll bite.
1. money in money market would be safe. The yield on the money market would go down substantially.
2. US Treasury bonds would get paid and bond prices would go up.
3. Most muni's would be OK.
4. Inflation would grind to a halt and you may have deflation.

If you adopt a stance of investing in money markets and bonds you will do very well when the depression comes. If on the other hand, the US economy continues to grow (it will have recessions from time to time), as it has since the last depression in the 1930's you will miss out on decades of growth in your portfolio.
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Park your money into a money market account and take two asprins.
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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There is always good reason to worry.* Americans have been obsessing about the end of the dream since before 1776.* And it will probably happen some day.* But what can you realistically plan for?
  • Japanese style deflation/recession in US; or, US $ drops 50% because of debt: some international stock fund exposure
  • Worldwide stagflation: I-bonds
  • US government defaults on bonds: hasn't happened in 216 years under the Constitution, in Civil War or Depression; but if it does happen, it's hard to figure what won't be hurt a lot
Et cetera.* All you can realistically do is diversify, figuring that not everything bad will happen at once, and maybe nothing really bad will happen at all anytime soon -- maybe even something good.* Of course, then the brain-sucking aliens will invade and it will turn out that only people who invested heavily in leadgold-lined hats will survive.

Speaking of disaster scenarios, do you suppose someone like Bill Gates has a pile of gold or something in some remote place, just in case?
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All you can realistically do is diversify, figuring that not everything bad will happen at once, and maybe nothing really bad will happen at all anytime soon -- maybe even something good. Of course, then the brain-sucking aliens will invade and it will turn out that only people who invested heavily in leadgold-lined hats will survive.
Ahh refreshing and true even though you forgot about my theory of the ape invasion. Gonna happen...
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Don't forget to see King Kong: http://www.kingkongmovie.com/
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Don't forget to see King Kong: http://www.kingkongmovie.com/
They are all ready calling it King Bomb.

I think I will wait to rent it.
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They are all ready calling it King Bomb.*

I think I will wait to rent it.* *
I am going to pass. I still think the original with Faye Wray is great.

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I am going to pass.* I still think the original with Faye Wray is great.

JG
The 1977 remake was pretty good too. When I saw the trailer for the 2005 King Kong I was thinking - what is up with the dinasour?

I guess that a remake means add more creatures now.

Jack Black is a huge turnoff for me also.

I see the open was less then 10M. Not a good sign. I believe the hype was for 80M.
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I like the Rocky Horror version. "What ever happened to Fay Wrey?' No I am not gay. Just a great film.
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I like the Rocky Horror version. "What ever happened to Fay Wrey?' No I am not gay. Just a great film.
She passed in August 2004.

RIP.
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