December 9, 2023

Retail investors with any “savings” must be wondering where on earth they are going to put them to survive the impending potential apocalypse.

Few understand what happens financially

It may be necessary to face the fact that the vast majority of the world’s citizens remain in the dark about the financial maelstrom that will hit them sometime in the coming months or years.

The government takes advantage of the ridiculously low level of financial education among the average citizen and might say they encourage it.

Without the various Internet platforms, even those who want to know what is really going on are trapped in media such as television, where even the most benign debate is just a pretext for proper economic dialogue between circus acts and experts.

Holding fiat currency will not protect you

So back to saving, the process used to be seen as a very normal and sensible thing to do. People still do it anyway, probably blissfully unaware of how the purchasing power of their savings diminishes – the more you save, the longer you save.

It’s safe to say that keeping one’s currency in traditional areas like bonds, stocks, or even real estate generally does not protect one’s wealth if the worst happens.

What could that “worst” be? This is outside the scope of this article, but suffice it to say that a black swan, such as a really severe recession, could lead to an excuse for governments to enforce their Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and then also bring their “Great Reset” , which could render existing fiat currencies worthless. This situation and how it survived is indeed something to ponder.

traditional hedging

Gold has traditionally been a must-have asset in order to add some measure of protection and insurance to one’s investment portfolio. This is still the case today, although it should be noted that the gold price is still arguably manipulated by the banks. Even so, gold should at least protect what you have.

Bitcoin better?

This ultimately brings us to Bitcoin, an asset similar to gold in that it is in scarce supply and cannot be devalued, although it must be admitted that gold does have 2% annual inflation which is equivalent to the total amount of newly mined additions to above ground stocks supply.

In contrast, Bitcoin halving is built into the code every 4 years, which reduces the supply by a factor of 2. Add to that the portability of Bitcoin – it knows no borders and can be sent to anyone in any country in the world. The world, at a cost so low that no bank, regulator or government can say no.

Gold and silver prices in the West on the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the New York Mercantile Exchange (COMEX) have been manipulated for decades so that even though they are sound currencies, they can be controlled by big banks.

Bitcoin is outside the system, so banks and governments can’t do anything about it.However, the recently filed application for the Blackstone Bitcoin Spot ETF could be the first step toward governments starting to exert some control over Bitcoin through proxies of the world’s largest asset managers, and there should be at least one imagine broadcast.

now is the time to make a decision

We have reached the intersection of a new world order, and what ordinary investors do now can go a long way toward protecting them in a potentially very different monetary system.

Remember that historically all fiat currencies have always been zeroed, and it is the responsibility of every investor to keep a close eye on their governments and central banks and research options that might protect them.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It does not provide or be intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial or other advice.