The increasingly unstable and unpredictable world isn’t the only reason why betting on safe-makers and security companies might not seem like a bad idea to some savvy investors. But those aren’t the only reasons. In the era of NIRP, “cashless societies” like Sweden are at a clear disadvantage. When banks are charging wealthy customers additional fees for storing their cash on deposit, the option to transition a chunk of one’s fortune to cash suddenly makes sense. And as Bloomberg reported Friday, this phenomenon hasn’t been lost on German banks.