Thursday, June 2, 2011

Simple Survival - Investing in the Stock Market

For most people, the headlines jumping off the pages of newspapers and websites would give them pause for thought before taking a leap and investing in the Stock market.  With a seriously bearish market, the dow tanking and economic forecasters projecting nothing but doom and gloom, one might think it wise to stash their money in their mattress - but not us.  Sir Knight and I have come to realize that this is the best possible time to capitalize on our investments.  The stock market seemed like the logical choice.

A few things you must consider when entering the Stock market for the first time....

  1. Not all Stocks are created equal.  Take the Vietnam era triangle stock, for example.  While proven in the field, and now considered very retro, it may not suit all applications or environments.   After careful consideration, we found that the MOE stock manufactured by Magpul was the perfect fit for our portfolio. 
  2. Dress for success.  While an OD and black tiger stripe stock may be your preference and also be appropriate for your normal, everyday environment, it will falter in a winter/snowy environment.  A prudent investor would be sure to have a diversified portfolio, including a stock finished in snow camouflage. The snow camouflage is sure to round out an investors holdings.  Likewise, an investor living in desert terrain would see the wisdom of acquiring the necessary furniture for his particular region.
  3. Keep it simple.  The standard bedded walnut stock will keep your National Match rifle up to collectors standards, therefore increasing its earning potential in the future. 
  4. Gateway to commodities trading.  Choosing to enter the Stock market will open a conduit for numerous opportunities, not the least of which is commodities trading.  Joining a local group, such as "The Redneck Stock Exchange" will enable an investor to explore the world of trading precious metals such as lead and brass.
  5. Hedging against inflation with tangibles.  The Stock market, in general, is a perfect opportunity to protect our investments against inflation.  You can turn your American Fiat cash into tangible investments, which, of course, can then be used in commodities trading.
Tiger Stripe (OD and black)
Tiger Stripe
Snow Camouflage
MOE Stock by Magpul

Remember, invest carefully.  It's a jungle out there! (Hence, the Tiger Stripe).


  1. I also have a very diversified portfolio consisting of knives for butchering animals for food. Seeds for gardening and tools to repair broken items that may be hard to come by in hard times.
    I went to the drug store to see if they had any "Quantitive Easing" (I thought it was a laxitive)

  2. Haha, you pulled one over on me!! When I first read the title of the post, I thought a coconut had fallen from a tree and hit you on the head!!

  3. I love the fashionable and practical coordinated


  4. don't forget to diversify into 'live' stock :>)

    I'd recommend avoiding 'woodstock' (unless, like you said, walnut glass-bedded)

    finally, for my stock investing i also buy a lot of magazines ... they help provide 'liquidity' in time of need

  5. My stocks include a fine-grained walnut and a couple of pistol grips. None are synthetic, I am definitely old school when it comes to investing in the stock market. Take-downs are also good investments, especially if you are forced to bugout. But my all-time favorite is my pump with the ventilated rib. And I've also been "scoping" out the semis. Plus, cloth camo tape will eliminate the barrel shine on my WRAs.

    Yeah, I think now is the PERFECT time to invest in the stock market - while we still can. Don't forget to invest in Hoppes or Herter's , too.

    NoCal Gal

  6. TOTALLY got me at first! Hee-heee. Sending on to hubby for him to enjoy...


  7. An old farmer who became a millionaire investor explained his strategy: When he was raising hogs and growing corn on his farm in Iowa he would look at the price of hogs and if were up he would buy feeders and feed them the corn and then sell them. If on the other hand corn was up then he would not buy feeders but still grow the corn and sell it. He was losing money. So he decided to use contrary investing. When the price of pork was up he would not buy feeders and just raise the corn. When the price of corn was up he would buy feeders and let them eat the corn. Soon he was a millionaire and could hire someone to run the farm and he dabbled in stocks. He quickly learned the same theory worked for stocks as well. Most things are cyclical. Sure, there are some things that fail and don't recover or are just a flash in the pan but by sticking to what you know and buying in the low part of the cycle you can profit.

    Having said all that I fear this time is different. If we aren't in another great depression then we are in something equally as bad. The government is using borrowed and printed money to hide the depth of our crash but when they stop (as they surely must) it will be clear. Eventually ( I hope) things will return to some semblence of normal but that eventually could be ten years (longer if we don't get some intelligent people in office).

  8. lord have mercy i thought at first that you had fallen on your head and bruised your brain..good for us to have a bit of humor now and again. :)

  9. My wife and I had much of our retirement funds invested when Wall Street got caught out on the derivatives fraud. No one in D.C. or New York was punished but we certainly were for believing in the stock market as a good place for our assets. I had invested very conservatively and still we lost a lot of what should have sustained us. Now I invest in things I can feel, hold, touch and use. I have no use what so ever for intangible electronic digits in some computer.

  10. Enjoyed the intentional mis-direction! I too have been buying more stocks recently than my wife thinks is necessary, but like they always say, we all need to diversify!!

    One other comment... you should use an image editor to smudge out the serial number on the JPG of your DPMS. No sense in giving out more info than is necessary.

  11. LOL! I needed that laugh - thank you!

    Xa Lynn