Notes for Tuesday – May 02, 2017

On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria. Also, today is  Iyar 5th (May 2nd in 2017), The Independence day of Israel. o o o Seed for Security is having a sale where all eight collections are now 20% off. Plan ahead – plant a garden-learn how to save seeds or store fresh seeds for future gardens.

April in Precious Metals by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review. Each month we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. We cover the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers. What Did Gold Do in April? Gold prices started April steady, after gaining 8.1% in the first three months of this year. This changed on the 4th, when gold rallied after North Korea launched a missile into the Sea of Japan. President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike boosing Gold. The Syrian airfield is thought to have been the staging point for …

Letter Re: Karatbars

Hugh, I love your site and read it almost daily. I was wondering if you know anything about Karatbars? One of my coworker’s pastor is promoting them. The ones he has shown me look like gold leaf on a business type card. Is this worth looking at, in your opinion? It’s European Euros currency exchange from what I see. Thanks for your time and input.

HJL’s Comment

Karatbars is nothing more than a multi-level marketing scheme.

Economics and Investing:

U.S. Shale Rebound Hobbled By Higher Drilling Costs. While the U.S. oil majors are seeing earnings improve in the first quarter of 2017, breakeven prices are on the rise and could limit profitability of E&P’s o o o What The Gold Futures Curve Could Be Telling Us o o o Build Your Own Home DIY Without a Bank Loan: “Avoid Regulation, Crime and Floods” o o o Gold Manipulation And $1.2 Quadrillion In Derivatives o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Good-bye to cabin life: U.S. government tells owners in U.P. to leave – S.R. o o o Gun Control Fail: Baltimore Mayor Asks FBI to Stem Rising Murder Rate – H.L. o o o The Pentagon may send up to 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan “The Pentagon is considering sending between 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to advise Afghan military and police units fighting the Taliban, as well as an unspecified number of special operations forces to fight ISIS and al-Qaida militants along the Pakistani border.” – T.P. o o o Spokane’s own End Times prepper turns inventions …