Economics & Investing for Preppers

Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, and derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the quirky “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor):

Precious Metals:

First of all, let’s look at our recommended metals market analysis: CPM Precious Metals Outlook of May, 2017

Commodities Economics:

Next, over at The Business Standard: Commodity Picks: 8 May, 2017


On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news: Dollar Higher But Sensitive to Growth of US Economy in Q1

Global Stocks:

Moving on to stocks: Macron handily wins French presidential election—seen as an upbeat sign for the stock market

Debt Bubble:

And over at Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden reports: “The Crisis Has Become Pandemic” – System To Collect Defaulted Student Loans Is No Longer Functioning


Next, the Editor at Zacks Equity Research mentioned that The U-6 read (sometimes referred to as ‘real unemployment,’) fell  to 8.6%, the lowest since November or 2007. He went on to note: “This speaks to a growing number of Americans satisfied with their employment situation, whether moving from part-time to full-time work, finding jobs in their chosen field, etc.”  And he also mentioned: “The long-term unemployed rate has fallen to 22.6…”

Tangibles Investing:

Finally, I found this piece on tangibles:  Owning cars, watches or art – directly or via a fund – is an investing option


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News Tips:

Please send your economics and investing news tips to JWR. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form. These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who particularly watch individual markets. And due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target”  investing news. As a result, SurvivalBlog often “gets the scoop” on economic and investing news that is probably missed (or reported late) in other news sources. Thanks!