The market pretty much tread water from 1966 until the eighties, then had a huge run until the 2000 crash, finally made it up only to bottom again. What a piece of crap for an investment. You buy a worthless "piece of paper" in hopes some poor slob will pay you more for it in the future.
Gold was a good hedge in the past, now with the gold ETF's, they are the first to be sold for margin calls when times are tough so gold is no longer a good hedge. Dollars must be printing 24/7 now to pay off all the debt so don't look to them for a safe haven. Real estate...that's a joke. Commodities are in the tank with no end in sight (unless you talk to Devil
) so don't go there. Whats left??? Beats me, buy ETF's that short the market if you think it will get worse. I will let you know when I do so you will know its safe to go long
I have stock in a company that builds and manages prisons and it is doing very well, that's about it.