Stocks to own if a big solar storm hits

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by Mr Pain, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Mr Pain

    Mr Pain

  2. ice cubes?
     
  3. CAVE
     
  4. Maybe DELL and HPQ. Lots of computers might get fried.
     
  5. Mr Pain

    Mr Pain

    I am thinking electrical grid. It could take years to replace all the transformers. It is a long shot but we are in a high intensity cycle and it has happened before. I would like to be ready with a list.
     
  6. You'd have a hard time owning stocks electronically or doing anything with them if the grid is down, so will the computer networks be. I'm not sure how many brokers are equipped with AM radio stations to receive orders. Currencies would devalue because of the chaos, so I'd say own gold, and agriculture. It all depends on the severity of the outage.
     
  7. Mr Pain

    Mr Pain

    It need not be the end of the world. It could be localized to a content or portion like happened in Quebec in 1989. Could be Europe, Asia. A limited hit seems more likely than a total worldwide 1700s scenario.
     
  8. gmst

    gmst

    Mr. Pain, very interesting and thought provoking thread. Kudos!
     
  9. Illum

    Illum

    Cash. In ur pocket. In the bank won't help