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12-22-2012, 07:47 PM
So I want to ask a question. What product(s) or services do you think will be in demand in the days ahead. Not what you think “might be a great idea”. Yeah I know guns and ammo right now. Sorry I only have enough for me.

For example I might be willing to buy a couple of automated ammo machines if I could get supplies and then supply to dealer/distributors producing what they deemed their target market to be. I have looked into and considered it.

12-23-2012, 01:29 PM
Medical care. Trust me i have been in the business for 20 years as the owner of a company that serves doctors. The entire western medical system is collapsing ....it is the next bubble

12-23-2012, 02:11 PM
Another medical care vote. (if the economic outlook was not in the tank, I would say tattoo removal when all the 20 somethings figure out being different like everyone else is not quite as cool as they thought it was when they were 20 and slim) But ammo is a no go...too hard to get components and liability insurance is thru the roof. Remember, reloading components only get released when they have a surplus over and above their own production needs. If they are selling all the loaded ammo they can make at a greater margin, they won't release bullets and brass to the regular market.

12-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Medical care.

Docs are going to be in short supply, especially family practice docs. My wife is a Physican Recruiter, and she sees PA's and NP's taking the place of many family practice docs because there are not enough of them.

12-23-2012, 02:28 PM
If the medical care system is a bubble, be careful how you invest in it. Bubbles burst. I don't know how it is around the rest of the country, but as an example: I live in Rochester, MN, and the Mayo Clinic here employs around 1/3 of the population. They just announced a hiring freeze for an indeterminate amount of time. They will be flat broke, as in bankrupt, in 5 years. All the hopeful students in medical programs from P.C.A.s to those studying Health Unit Coordination and other administrative positions are pretty stressed about it. Those who are just starting the programs in the various schools around here are looking at changing their career plans, from what they've told me. Those who just graduated are SOL. They have to move to different cities, or states to find work, when their plan was a sort of fast-track through the programs and into Mayo.

What sort of investment opportunities exist in the medical field?

12-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Judging from how my state and county have been heading the past few years with environmental regulations:

- land use law, to help folks who still want to use their own land
- consultants for building/land-use permitting - shepherding people through the increasingly-elaborate process
- services required for land use: wetlands "scientists"/delineators, habitat "consultants", shoreline experts, traffic engineers, geologists, archeologists, and all the other specialists you have to pay to have reports from to get permits these days.

I just pulled a building permit for a simple small shed our water system wants to build in a couple of years. We finally got the permits, it took over a year, and $50,000 worth of consultants, experts, lawyers, and other leeches required to meet the *current* regulations. And we did this because at the beginning of 2013, far *more* restrictive regulations go into place.

So while we are still in an era where people semi-play by the rules, I think there's huge money to be made in the service industry helping folks navigate this lunacy.