Thanks to an unfettered quantitative easing policy of the Federal Reserve combined with ultra-low interest rates, it appears that the U.S. economy has finally averted a major crisis. This massive intervention is unprecedented in U.S. economic history. No one really knows whether it will successfully serve to kick the economy into high gear so that the cash infusions can be scaled back or will only serve to create the next crisis.
As I wrote in this introductory article, no one knows for certain what the future holds. The only sure thing is that diversification into various "crisis-proof" asset classes is the smartest move.
Two of the most popular crisis investments, gold and oil, are known to stand strong during an economic crisis. (more)
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