… we’re savers.
That’s a good thing.
Since the ’00s though, our banks have started pushing loans as if there’s no tomorrow.
The motto seems to be : we don’t care who you are, just borrow. If we know who you are, here, borrow some more.
That is dangerous policy.
It sets the stage for a push comes to shove scenario. Savings are being lent further, and they might not come back.
What counts when push comes to shove?
Deposits in the bank? No. Gone.
Real Estate? No. No buyers. No renters. Illiquid stuff just won’t move.
Equities? No. Dumps. Good entry levels though. No resale value for a while.
Bonds? Perhaps. Short duration ones, provided underlying doesn’t go under.
Gold? Yes. Big.
Trading? Yes. Options, forex, commodities, what have you.
Cash? Yes. Provided there’s no hyperinflation. Use it for day to day life. Use surplus to acquire great bargains.
Farmland? Yes. You’re then sorted as far as food and water are concerned.
Use your imagination.
Prepare for a push and shove scenario.
It probably won’t happen.
However, you’re prepared, just in case.