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Absolutely. BTW, HCQ should be readily available throughout the US, with the only exception being where the government restricts or discourages its use. The easy reality is you can consume Vitamin C and D3 tablets at a nominal cost, boosting your immune system greatly.
The doctor in this video treats patients in my town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfXVce34A78
Thanks for posting this. I think everyone needs to read this. There is a much bigger concern here than just the Coronavirus!
Excellent question. I was asking the same thing as it relates to how the situation could develop where I am in the US.
Looking very carefully at the maps of deaths within China provinces and around the world, it is very clear that virtually all deaths are directly in the Wuhan area, within the Hubei Province. Hubei, which has seen 97% of all deaths from the illness, and 67% of all patients. China has essentially locked down the entire province as well as other areas to prevent spreading. I understand there are essentially no flights going out with people from that province.
Hence, the risk has been fairly well contained, if quite draconian, within several provinces of China. So, these restrictions have been preventing infections spreading for perhaps 1-2 weeks. Additionally, since case numbers are so low in the US and most other countries, and global travel to sensitive areas is now reducing considerably, infections spreading should be fairly minor in most other countries. (Japan and Singapore – the most infected – both have under 100 confirmed cases). In the US, only 12 people officially have the virus with only one death. With a US population of 330 million, you are quite safe in the US even if the virus explodes by 100 fold in the coming months.
Why not keep coins/bars in your safe at home, for peace of mind, if the world as we know it ends. But additionally, enjoy the conveniece of Bullion ETF's/Trusts. (I think the Sprott Gold and Silver Trusts fall well into this category (PSLV and PHYS). Gold Money and Bullion Vault do roughly the same thing as the ETFs in my mind.
I think it comes down to the dollar amounts you have in mind.
You may feel differently about sleeping at night with (for example) $10,000 in bullion in your home safe versus $1,000,000 in your home safe.
Certainly the convenience of an electronically controlled investment like the ETF has tremendous advantages. In say a very extreme situation where you wanted to move funds to another country, I would feel alot more comfortable moving funds overseas electronically, rather than taking a flight to Singapore, with a quarter million in gold and silver bulllion in my backpack.
WTC 7 is what woke me up to what happened on 9/11. I discovered the story in 2005.
I my mind, the much larger ramification is that there appears to be so much mis-information, especially from governments in the world we live. The WTC 7 is cannot be refuted. Govt. corruption/tyranny gives a much greater credence to the underlying principals of the crash course, and why global media and others would be trying to deceive the public about that reality.
Just wanted to say excellent post of the 3 9/11 Videos. I have done about 200 to 300 hours of research into 9/11 (generally in 2005 and 2006). This is the most concise version (if somewhat abbrieviated in some respects) I have ever seen of the major key questions and falsehoods indicated by the US Govt. and major media.
Some good comments are posted here. Frankly, its hard to know all the issues at work with your potential investment with just a few comments on boards such as this one.
Let me bring in another issue – interest rates. Real estate loans, especially loans for single family and multi-family are are unreasonably low levels currently. The low mortage interest rates have the effect of propping up property values well above what they would be without the low rates. I do not believe these low interest rates can last. You should model what will happen to your investment should interest rates go from say 4% to 6%, 8%, 10%, 15%, and 20% Certainly property values drop dramatically with signficantly higher rates. One may also consider what happens if loans for property become completely unavailable at any price – and the market reverts to an all cash (gold?) basis, which existed a century ago. My take is that gains you make from general inflation in rents and asset values would likely be more than offset from large interest rates increases that would accompany significant inflation. I like your idea of investing in gold instead, and buy property at a later time.
As an alternative business users can generally sign long term leases (or leases with options to renew) at current rents in lieu of buying property. Most commercial property owners I deal with would be very pleased to sign say a 10-year with increases of say 3% annually or similar periodic rent steps. This way you lock in current rents/prices similar to a current property purchase.
From my appraisal work, there are many banks which hold large portfolios of generally smaller less attractive commercial properties, which function as shadow inventory. When these lenders are finally willing to sell, and book the huge losses on their income statements, there will be significantly better deals to choose from.
Good luck with your deal.
It is difficult to process so massive a situation as Lord James of Blackheath has been working on since 2009. I watched the video, did some limited research that indicates Lord James is highly respected and highly placed in British Govt. in addition to a number of substantial achievements outside of Govt. I also have a great deal of regard for the opinions and research that Jeff Neilson does. I think Lord James is quite correct. There are few events in the world today that are as important as getting to the bottom of this issue. I certainly hope it is not as serious as the suggested ramifications for the global financial system.
I am also considering withdrawing money from 401K, for different reasons. Often US 401K programs have limited investment options which often do not include investments such as gold or energy stocks for example. I am also concerned that the Govt. will come after the 401K money as it has been a tremendous benefit in deferring income for decades. In an emergency type event, I wonder how accessible these funds really are. Out of all investments, 401Ks seem to be very locked in, and easily subject to addtional government taxation, control, and general tyranny. Think about how secure Greeks think their equivalent 401K investments are at this point.