<<If the world is indeed coming to an end as you presume>>
As I presume?
I'm not quite there yet even though Musk (and now you) like to think so.
All I know is I like PM and oil equities.
And consumer discretionary and most retail I avoid like the plague.
Ditto financial and interest sensitive sectors.
that's keeping it simple in my book.
That and selective shorts for those sectors I don't like.
As to end of world predictions being attributed to me , I really don't know where that comes from as I do still hold out hope for the parts of the world that have had growth over the last decade and it seems to me that that is where growth will likely continue if anywhere.
A theme I've stated many times on this board FWIW.
My bearishness is more towards the OECD and I don't know how often I have to keep repeating that.
Would it be so bad if US society degraded to that of a Banana Republic as long as the stock market held up reasonably well?
<<This latest news story about these "group robberies" is what scares me. Good reason to have a chl.>>
Flash mobs definitely a thing law enforcement may have to deal with more of... but that's not my concern.
More concerning is when more but less organized groups are forced to rove neighborhoods instead... after the easy targets become more fortified and/ or the retail areas become subject to enforced curfews.
The law simply doesn't allow people enough freedom to defend themselves so the criminals will take advantage.
The US govt wants the people to clamor for the govt to protect them and that's exactly what they'll get.