Talk about the world coming to an end on 12/21/12 raises a question that some say could be the very reason for the globe's demise: Is there a way to make a profit from all this doomsday scenario?
"Gold has been a useful store of value for 6,500 years,” says one observer of the gold bug crowd. “Uncertainty causes people to see stable value, and gold provides that confidence.”
Some believe Dec. 21, 2012 — 12/21/2012 — will see a cataclysmic set of events that mark either the end or rebirth of the world.
Is there such a thing as Financial Armageddon? And if so, what is it? We asked some of CNBC.com's bloggers and editors to answer the question: What's your definition of financial Armageddon?
Whether or not the world ends in 2012, one thing is clear: Few of us are prepared for even the slightest apocalypt-y scenario. Luckily, the Internet is loaded with advice, covering everything from dogs to idiots and your Apocalypse Go Kit. Here are some of the best tips for the apocalypse.
Don’t make too many plans for Saturday, May 21, 2011. According to Family Radio president Harold Camping, the Rapture is happening that day. Click to see 14 more spectacularly wrong predictions.
December 21, 2012 -- the end date in the ancient Mayan calendar. Will it bring the Apocalypse? See some of the most notorious prophets and doomsday groups in history.
No one is sure if the world will really end, at least not next year. Presumably at some point, though, it will. How do you think it will happen?
Is there such a thing as financial Armageddon? And if so, what is it?
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