What's a good store of value?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by matador04, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. RE, precious metals, agriculture, small private businesses (llc or lp), patents/IP, etc....

    Your suggestions?
    EDIT: Stocks, bonds, bank accounts (these are more exposed to inflation, though)
  2. I think RE long-term, just not for the next few years. Agriculture yes. Small Biz - no (depends on the biz, of course, but no way consider this a store of value). Patents too speculative and shelf-life issues.
  3. You may want to consider Canadian diamonds, since they are considered to be "blood free".

    Coffee can be stored for a long time, more than ten years I think, although I'm not a coffee expert.

    Palladium seem to go through a shortage every decade or two and is otherwise precious.

    These ideas are relatively unaffected by money supply and interest rates that effect the price of pretty much everything
  4. Guns & Booze------> they're easy to store, don't deteriorate too easily and people always want them.
  5. don't forget toilet paper, soap, and smokes