These are investing ideas to consider in a financial crisis. The reader assumes all risk for potential losses. Investing is much harder during a financial crisis. This page is for informational purposes only. These ideas are only the ideas of the web master.

  • One option is to short U.S. Treasuries (T-Bills). If the credit rating of the U.S. Is downgraded again, you could try TBZ or TYO. TYO is a leveraged ETF.
  • If you think U.S. Treasuries will do well, as investors tend to flee to them for safety, try TYD.
  • Foreign government bonds could do well if and when another crisis arises.  One ETF to consider is GIM. GIM’s yield is higher than U.S. T Bills. Keep in mind GIM has exposure to the bonds of some volatile nations like Nigeria.
  • If inflation is a fear, investigate gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) ETF’s, miners (GDX and XAU), and physical gold and silver. There are also inverse (short) precious metals and 2X leveraged gold (UGL).
  • If you think bank shares will tank, see FAZ. BEARX and GRZZX both are inverse (short) stocks.
  • When the market recovers, look into shorting the U.S. Dollar with UDN. If the Federal Reserve prints tons of money, UDN should be good. But being long on excellent stocks is probably better.
  • When a crisis strikes, consider UUP to go long with leverage on the dollar. (Because people will need/want cash)
  • You will probably want to hold the ETF’s listed above for hours, days, or weeks. Not to buy and hold forever.
  • Apartments and farm land should do well in a crisis. Apartments should do well when interest rates rise.
  • Growth stock mutual funds will probably be terrible in an economic crisis.  Most funds lose to the S&P 500 whether the market rises or falls. You could choose to ride out the storm, however.
  • When the market bottoms out, look for excellent companies at low prices. You could look for quality companies with high beta’s. Look for dividend deals, including closed end funds (CEF’s) when the market bottoms. Remember, leveraged bearish funds aren’t meant to be held forever. Spread your money around. Read Rule #1 Investing, which advises buying companies with wide moats. If economic crisis were to strike, during the recovery I’d by Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics shares.
  • Bitcoin could/should/would do well during a crisis. You can buy Bitcoin through CoinBase, here. If you buy bitcoin using that link, we both get $10 in bitcoin.
  • You can use “puts” and “calls” too. A “long put” can insure a holding. You can use a “put” to sell short or bet a stock will go down.
  • Keep in mind the governments of the world and the Federal Reserve can manipulate the money supply and enact laws. Markets could be closed early and other actions could be taken. You and your team will need to keep abreast of new laws and policies.
  • Remember, the time to purchase stock is when there’s blood in the streets.  Deals should abound. Be ready with cash. Don’t worry if you’re not buying at the exact bottom. Use the rest of this site if you want to raise more investment capital. Use the music videos and motivational quotes to keep motivated.
  • No matter how bad things get, whatever you do, don’t give away your rights or anyone else’s. The benefits of surrendering your rights and responsibilities are temporary.
  • If you can profitably sell gold and silver during a crisis (inflation) consider buying rental real estate with the proceeds. If real estate isn’t an option for you, stick with quality stocks. Don’t get big headed with a huge win and then lose it on your next investment.
  • In the meantime, don’t get shaken out of good (winning) stock holdings due to fear inspired by gold marketers, etc. Those guys are wrong all the time. Do keep some cash on the sidelines though. Watch for increasing significant layoffs or worsening economic turmoil before selling. TV and for the sheeple news want eyeballs (viewers). They’re not after your investing success.
  • Mega news sources want the population divided, scared, and willing to ask the government for (temporary) “help.”
  • Use logic, math, and facts despite any type of fear or confusing fake news or criticism from people in the ghetto.
  • When the proverbial “sh*t does hit the fan”, discuss it with us here.