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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

End-of-the-World Investing

As this blog does concern itself with end-time theology, it was impossible to pass this up:

What if the world ended in 2050?

Never fear, MarketWatch has your investment strategy covered!  Either that, or the author had a little too much time on his hands when he wrote this article titled, “6 Keys to Investing for Doomsday.”

What’s your investment strategy if you know you might die on Dec. 21, 2012? Or possibly this year after getting a negative diagnosis from an oncologist? Or maybe not till 2050 when the United Nations says global population will be 50% higher (rising from 6 billion now to 9 billion), while demand for energy, oil, gas and coal doubles and the global supply of those commodities remains relatively constant?

The article is full of sarcasm, for sure.  Yet, you can’t escape the feeling that in the back of the author’s mind there is a sense he hasn’t fully eliminated the possibility of the world ending.

Just in case, he gives 6 steps to invest for ‘Doomsday,’ and here is a summary of them:

  1. Greed is really good – Create a protective wall of money and resources around you and your family;
  2. Invest in Wall Street – they define the word ‘greed.’  So, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em;
  3. Frugality, Hoarding, and Stockpiling – give in to the ‘packrat’ that lives inside of you;
  4. Subsistence farming – Anyone know how to gut a chicken?;
  5. Self Defense – You can never have enough guns and ammo;
  6. Accept Death – even after all of this, you might die anyways.

When it comes to end-of-the-world investing, it’s probably not better to put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

My advice would be to start investing for the end now.  And, a good place to start might be reading Matthew chapters 24 and 25.

“Know the lesson of the fig tree” 🙂

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