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    Default Potential POSITIVE effects of corona virus

    How about we think positive for a change,what benefits can we expect from the virus.I would suggest that in 9 months time we will see a baby boom.Which should be a boost to the dairy industry.

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    Onya steveb.

    Crises bring out the best and worst in people. I have seen that in people I know and different posters on this forum. I have certainly gained greater insight through this.

    What will be a financial disaster for some will be a positive for others. There is no getting away from that. Many who are seeing their portfolio shrink day by day may well be in a position to regain it on the way back up. It's just hard to look ahead when you are swimming in mud.

    These times may also give some an entry to the property ladder that they thought was beyond them. If you keep your job (and most will) there will be opportunities for people. Sadly at other's loss. That said, many have been sitting on a paper profit on their houses anyway. As long as they are not heavily leveraged they will be fine in the long run too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    How about we think positive for a change,what benefits can we expect from the virus.I would suggest that in 9 months time we will see a baby boom.Which should be a boost to the dairy industry.
    A cap on inbound tourism to NZ...Say 1 million visitors max in a 12 month period. That will take a lot of pressure off infrustructure in that sector and the labour market.
    Substantial increases in international airfares.
    Thats just two.

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    .. oops a bit harsh
    Last edited by peat; 19-03-2020 at 01:50 PM.
    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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    Hopefully a huge benefit to the environment. Apparently already seeing changes for the good, in water ways and air pollution. Be interesting to know if anyone is doing studies on all these things, esp things like how the higher atmosphere is changing with the reduction in aeroplanes up there.

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    I think this will be the shortest thread on this forum for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottomfeeder View Post
    I think this will be the shortest thread on this forum for a long time.
    Looking beyond the crap is a cure for all sorts of ills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottomfeeder View Post
    I think this will be the shortest thread on this forum for a long time.
    LOL! You've made my day with that comment! First time I've laughed in ages.

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    The depreciation of the New Zealand dollar should benefit the hard working New Zealand Farmers and Rural communities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    The depreciation of the New Zealand dollar should benefit the hard working New Zealand Farmers and Rural communities.
    Yes Toddy. I just made the same point to doomer bull... on another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    The depreciation of the New Zealand dollar should benefit the hard working New Zealand Farmers and Rural communities.
    The ones who don't work hard will not benefit?

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    Lol nice one BF.......but all joking aside I too believe and hope our environment/planet will benefit from this "breather" that has been thrust upon us. Maybe, just maybe Mother Nature is retaliating in the only way she knows by sending out The Invisible Enemy (to use the Chumps term) in an effort to give the planet a much needed break from the commercial rape piliging and general environmental destruction that we humans must take ownership of. Sermon ends.

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    Climate change
    Pension problem will be solved for a while
    Housing problem will be solved
    Undertakers will be busy
    Crematoriums will keep us warm in winter

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    - As suggested, good breather for the environment
    - Good way to accumulate shares for people who apply even rudimentary TA to their investing
    - Weak companies will die off, stronger companies will take their market share WHEN the economy returns - picking those ones up will be the go
    - Strong companies will eventually benefit from cheap credit for expansion
    - Eventual flight to safe non-cyclical companies like utilities
    - Improved housing affordability (I would assume)

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    Petrols come down a shade which should pass some spending money back to family budgets and allow people to expand their search radius as they seek new employment (lower cost of commuting.) Also there is now the opportunity for infrastructure to catch up with economic growth as hiring is likely to be as easy as it gets over the next few months.

    There is the matter of those of us that have been sitting on cash being able to deploy it. I've been too chicken so far.

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