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Food shortage

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Oscar Rasmussen, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Oscar Rasmussen

    Oscar Rasmussen New Member

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    Hi I’m Oscar! I am brand new to investing and have been using the Robinhood app for the last week or two. I think Covid may get much worse and we may experience a global food shortage. During a food shortage what is a good investment? And what should I invest in now to prepare? Thanks
     
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    A Costco membership and a freezer.
     
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    So true. My freezer is packed now but I have a feeling there will be brownouts this summer so I don’t want to go too overboard with expensive items.
     
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    Get a generator. Costco probably sells them. Has beef gone down where you are shopping? A guy just offered a whole cow. I don't have a freezer. You don't want to know how inexpensive beef is when you buy the whole cow from the farmer. The other problem is the butchering. The farmer will load the cow into.the bed of my F-150. It's all mine. I can stuff and mount the head and horns like a trophy. Tender the hooves into neatsfoot oil. Tan the hide and make my own leather pants. But how do I get the beast up to my 13th floor, studio apartment? The girl who works the front desk in the lobby would be pissed if I left a trail of bleeding cow fluids across the carpet.
     
  5. Oscar Rasmussen

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    Good advice. I have loaded up on beans, rice, peanuts, dried fruit. :)
     
  6. A55

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    Oscar, look into buying $COW
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    Thank you A55, I will. I am also looking at fertilizers.
     
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    Look at the end user. You. Me. Where are you buying food? Costco? Grocery Outlet? Sprouts Farmer's Market? Kroger? Albertsons? Target? Wal-Mart?
     
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    Meat comes from Tyson, JBS, Smithfield, Cargill, Foster Farms....Not all publicly traded. Bond funds may hold some of their debt. Dow makes some of the chemicals. A lot of homework.
     
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    Then you have sellers like US Food and Sysco.
     
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    Very interesting, thanks!
     
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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but in a global food crisis would supermarkets go up or down in value?
     
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    If it's your store, what would you do? You stay open, sell whatever's available, at the inflated prices, hire extra security, and the customer pays for it all. You would not sell anything at less than cost. You stay profitable.

    Where are you getting the idea that Malthus was right? Population increases faster than food production. Population self regulates with famine, war, and disease.
     
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    Ok thank you A55
     
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    All meat packing plant losses, employees dying, renovations will be paid by the consumer through higher prices.
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    In case you have never heard of Cargill or Tyson...........





     
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    Long term investors on Tyson and McDonald's aren't feeling much pain. They did great in the last 25 years. Screenshot_2020-07-07-21-24-17.png Screenshot_2020-07-07-21-25-52.png
     
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    Thanks for the examples A55!
     

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