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The End of Optimism
“We are entering a new era that we have never seen before.” Such was the insight that I received from the investment news yesterday. After a rather depressing article, I learned to expect the equivalent of financial armageddon as the world markets continue to correct themselves: deflation, dramatic collapse of capital, widespread job loss, financial ruin.
Then I went into Chapters last night and on the front cover of Canadian Business was thisÂ headline: The End of Optimism.
The beginning of the end of the world.
I called my broker today and sold all my holdings. Then I bought some goats. I figure I can use them for bartering when things get really bad.
I know there’s sarcasm somewhere in here, I just can’t put my finger on it.
Maybe you should have bought oranges or something like that: easier to liquidate.
You know me too well!
Also, think of another shorter term benefit – not now having to mow your vast lawn anymore – just let the goats graze! Now, if you can just hook them up to a snow plough, you’re all set!