Adopt New Thinking To Meet The New World Economy
Since World War II ended, and the national economies of the world began to link themselves together through such concepts as the reserve currency and global trade pacts, the world of finance and investment hasn’t changed all that much. Sure, there have been major shifts (such as the abandonment of the gold standard), but fundamentally, wealth creation and preservation is not strategically different from what it was in 1950.
That’s changing, and fast.
The modifications to the global financial industry have been minor tweaks in comparison to the changes that are coming. Social, political, and economic factors are combining to fundamentally change the game, beginning in the United States with the progressive government’s all-out effort to convert the world’s largest economy to socialism. That means the old ways of thinking that’ve served investors so well for decades will not serve them well in the future.
If you’re clinging to the old paradigm, you may well be in trouble. Experts say a fifty-trillion-dollar wealth transfer is well underway, and money will pass from the uninformed to those who have managed to change their thinking considerably. Trading time for money in a salaried job, saving, and trying to slowly build wealth worked great for years, but time is running out on that strategy. Your strategy to win in the new world economy would most likely start with a reexamination of your fundamental assumptions, and would lead to a few key moves.
For instance, too many people are depending too much on an outmoded education and corporate career. In America, the more we move toward socialism, the harder it will be for enterprises to provide lucrative employment; a glance at the U.S. employment numbers is all that’s required to confirm this. Rather than count on a single employer and hope for the best, a savvy investor would be better off considering a business start-up. It takes some time to learn the ropes, and a real opportunity does require an investment, but there are many good ways to make money on the internet these days. And it’s an income stream that doesn’t depend on an employer’s continued struggle with a business-hostile government.
Far too much faith is placed in the health of the U.S. dollar and stock market, too. “Quantitative easing” by the Fed is likely to lead to a crash of the dollar and ugly inflation. Meanwhile, the severe downturn in the stock market we experienced around the time of Barack Obama’s election was only a forerunner to the real crash, which many experts say is yet to come… they say the government cannot continue to artificially prop up the U.S. economy forever. So it might be a good strategy to look at different types of investment, such as precious metals, as a hedge against a major loss of value in paper.
Finally, to really change your paradigm, you would need to abandon traditional financial advice and look for a new education to match the new economy. Find and align with a private wealth group, and look within that community for advice that is not linked to certain investments or products. Too many investors rely on advisors who are obliged (or at least motivated) to put their clients into investments that would look good in the old economy, but won’t hold value in the new one.
The world is changing, without a doubt. It’s scary to contemplate how much value will be shredded when the crash finally hits. But it’s still a game that can be played to win, and investors with the courage to change their fundamental thinking will not only survive the storm, but will do very well.