If you knew that the financial system somehow will melt down what would you do? 1) speculate in commodities 2) buy a ranch somewhere and raise food 3) buy real estate I know it is a loaded question (with a similar one) posted before but the knowledge of this would make someone a huge edge if one was prepared. I am planning to trade commodity spreads to make cash and invest the cash in RE and or gold, silver etc. The problem is always timing and inaccurate foresight, coming events could unfold many ways and even radical banning of speculative venues such commodities markets is not out of the question (it was discussed after the 70,80's inflationary times) by the morons calling themselves politicians. So the above list being non inclusive what else can one do to make money in others misery?