Originally Posted by amc78cj7
Just curious where you are going to put your money?
Commodities (have you seen the price drop on gold lately)
Cash/money market (yep, banks and securities can be demolished in a severe financial depression too)
One could buy corporate paper and corporate bonds if he has enough to invest but, as far as bonds go, they are considerably less safe than U.S. bonds (and many municipal bonds).
Besides, if you are in a 401k and you pull out before it's time, your penalties/taxes could eat up more than what you might earn in your lower, but more safe, interest through your alternative investments.
If one is really concerned about the U.S. economy and is invested in a 401k, they may
be better off in redirecting future contributions towards emerging markets like Brazil, Poland, Slovenia, etc. if at least for a bit of piece of mind (and if your 401k allows such investments)