Thursday, October 2, 2008

Armageddon Trade of the Day (10/2)

Before we dive into another installment of Armageddon Trade of the Day, I need to say thanks to someone... my good friend Dom, who for years has predicted the end of the world. Without his negativity towards society's greed and corruption, none of this would be possible.

Okay… back to another Armageddon Relative Value Trade, which was derived from something EconomPic Data reader Scott so eloquently detailed regarding the danger of relying too much on hunting for food (as civilization screeches to a halt):

There aren't enough animals to hunt in North America to make much of a difference. Any sane model of food-supply breakdown, and the populace turning to hunting, takes game animal populations to near zero very, very quickly.

Which doesn't make it a bad trade, it's a good trade predicated on people rushing to an obvious but bad plan.
Great point Scott. In fact, this details not only the limitation of hunting for your own food, but also the struggles livestock corporations will face when they are swarmed by hungry scavengers day two... three tops. Thus, my short of the day is… iPath DG AIG Livestock ETF (humorous symbol COW... but there is nothing funny about the world coming to an end).

For my long, lets just do the reverse. What we’ll all need is our own source of sustainable food on an individual basis. How does this sound?
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Mmmmm.... cherry tomatoes and chili pepper salad. The world can not end soon enough.