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The Impending Doom Coming From The Baby Boom by chekohler

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· @chekohler ·
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The Impending Doom Coming From The Baby Boom
Hey Jesconomists

Running the world's finances through a centralised plan was always going to ensure a large risk for a single point of failure. By having an artificial flow of capital and velocity of money we've set ourselves up in a system that isn't agile enough to move if changes occur. One of the most significant economic changes to happen in the next few years is the retirement of the baby boomers. 

![Baby Boomer Retirement Rate](https://image.businessinsider.com/59a9884679bbfdba408b742b?width=700&format=jpeg&auto=webp)

**Image source:** - [.businessinsider.com](https://www.businessinsider.com/impact-of-baby-boomers-retiring-on-the-economy-and-stocks-2017-9?r=UK)

## The boom cycle

The baby boomers were the single biggest generation on the planet and when they hit the working world they did so with a wave of confidence to the economy and growth was exponential. To put it simply it is a numbers game, the more people created the more there are to put to work, the more jobs are needed to manage the number of people, the more money gets moved around and with all this new labour, came borrowing, investing and much more. 

The economy kept growing and through a hot-handed fallacy we thought we could keep up this unsustainable growth but that was sadly impossible. Baby Boomers who gave birth to the next generation like Millenials had fewer kids which means less demand for various goods and services and fewer people entering the workforce to keep growth going.

![Labour force participation rate](https://media.businessinsider.com/images/530aaeb369bedd133d2c6d22-640-466.jpg)

**Image source:** - [businessinsider.com](https://www.businessinsider.com/baby-boomers-are-retiring-2014-2?IR=T)

## More and more baby boomers are opting out

As the population of baby boomers start to reach retirement age they become more conservative, they spend less, they do less, they liquidate their investments into cash and store it as they need to live on modest returns. As life expectancy has also gone up they don't know how long they are going to live and thus putting more pressure on the money they have saved.

## Came in with a boom but going out with a bang

Due to our heavily manipulated markets, it's already sitting on a knife-edge and as baby boomers continue to retire and pull their money from the system the governments will try to preserve it by buying up these equities and trying to prop up the market. They do not want to admit that the market needs to be reset, that a correction is needed and the longer they put it off the worse the correction will be. 

Stocks, bonds, houses and all other forms of traditional finance and savings mechanisms are wildly overvalued and for Millenials like myself there is very little room to invest where you can get a decent return. Sure there is precious metals and of course, cryptocurrency which I feel will be one of the saving graces of the new economy but those are both not traditional avenues for the average retail investor.

What I predict is Millenials will go one of two ways, horde cash which doesn't really help much but cover their living expenses for the future or just live from paycheque to paycheque and slip into debt until a correction happens. Baby boomers will also need to suck it up and sell at lower prices to survive and homes and other equities will continue to lose value as they need cash.

It is not going to be pretty its going to be a blood bath but there will be opportunities for those who have cash. They can pick up affordable housing as people foreclose, buying stocks in companies that service lower incomes will sore, such as fast-food chains. Open land for temporary housing and motor homes as well as shared commune facilities will become more popular. 

So either investing or starting a business that services low-income households or people will become a huge revenue driver going forward. 

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@tipu ·
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@chekohler ·
Thanks @hereami appreciate the support :)
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@j85063 ·
And when the boomer's start dropping off we will have even more things come on the market for sale like houses,cars, retirement homes, campervans, motor homes and hobby collections etc. So the price of those items will come down as less people to buy more stuff.

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@chekohler ·
Exactly and prices will adjust to the new demands worldwide but the banks and governments will try to prop it up for as long as possible, but they delaying inevitable. 
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@j85063 ·
Yes.

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@cmplxty ·
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Itโ€™s going to be a slaughterhouse when the correction finally comes. Absolute slaughter. There are so many people who are doing very foolish things like buying overpriced housing. I have family that did it, friends that did it and will do it soon. Going to be wild times, Iโ€™m just waiting to see what happens. 

Good point about low income service stocks will soar. I may watch prices of them and buy up some to see what they do. 

Stop kicking my ass in Steem monsters lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
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@chekohler ·
It's going to be panic in the streets and mass hysteria, we already see places like Paris, Hong Kong, San Francisco where people are starting to protest being marginalised. I've been preaching it for a while the maths aren't adding up and it has to break. 

I'm preparing for whatever happens, scaled-down a fair bit. Investing in various classes I think will remain and storing cash and stacking sats. The way I see it, it could be 1 year, 3 or 10 years but its coming. 

I'll be picking at the dead carcass when the time comes! People here think i'm nuts when I say these things and laugh at me but the way I see it is I tried to warn you. I think emerging markets like ours till be hit too but because we're already so shit the road to the bottom is shorter than the first worlders. 

Will be interesting to see how the new economy fairs and where the reallocation of capital goes. 

LOL I can't help it, I need my daily rewards and you just so happen to be in the way of that!  
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Yeah true, we try to warn people but they donโ€™t seem to pay attention or care. Iโ€™ve been trying to get some friends on here and into crypto but they are dragging their feet or ignoring me. Canโ€™t help them when shit hits the fan and theyโ€™re scrambling!
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@chekohler ·
LOL I don't think your beers have been working for a long time now 
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@minimining ·
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