Well, those countries whose economies are based upon commodities are certainly in posession of them until sold and delivered. Food, oil, industrial and precious metals, etc.
The states within the US that have continued to do reasonably well have largely commodity oriented economies, too. Canadian provinces as well. “Old economy” stuff, tangible products that continue to have value for trade, necessities.
Not glamorous, no seven figure bonuses routinely handed out, just real. Reality appears to have become a sort of precious thing, financially.
Thanks for the good observations.