I wanted to start this thread to toss around some creative ideas about how to make the most money during the next few years during the coming global slowdown and US recession. If you don't think this will happen, that's fine - but this thread isn't to discuss whether that will happen, this thread is to discuss HOW TO MAKE THE MOST $$$ when all the shit starts hitting the fan (btwn Q3 2006 and Q1 2007) and proceeds to shower the entire globe with more and more shit (1 to 2 years after the first major shock/crash/etc). Assume that the combination of higher oil prices, the housing slump, and higher core inflation force conditions that plunge us into a global recession (again, if you disagree that's fine. We can argue about it in the Economics forum). Equity markets plunge, defaults go up, the dollar plunges, etc, etc. What's the best way to make the most money during these events? I'm already building a position in out of the money SPY puts, and the same goes for oil, corn, and POSSIBLY gold (another question mark since things have changed. is gold still an inflation hedge?) but I'm not experienced enough to know how to deal with the debt, credit or currency markets. (Debt isn't so simple, will bonds go up, or down? Not simple like in the past given the risk of a major dollar devaluation and emerging markets diversifying out of US treasuries, especially CHINA). Any macro traders have any good ideas or care to share their views? When the sht hits the fan, I want to get rich.