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. Today’s focus is on LNG. 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 an essay at Silver Doctors. The Sun Rises on the Precious Metals Sector – Clive Maund

Commodities Economics (LNG):

Next, over at America’s Unstoppable LNG BoomJWR’s Comment:  The expansion of the piped natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure is great for American energy independence. However, the new and expanded coastal LNG terminals will surely become terrorist targets. That will surely continue all through the rest of the century.  Why? These targets will have lots of the proverbial “bang for the buck”, for terrorists. Some brief history reading from a disastrous LNG explosion during WWII illustrates this vulnerability.)

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Viktor Katona: Is Russia Running Out Of Patience With OPEC?


On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news: EUR/USD Daily Technical Analysis for June 9, 2017

Global Stocks:

Moving on to stocks, CNN had this: Dow hits record high in the midst of Comey hearing. (Caution:  This web page has auto-start video content.)


Reader DSV spotted this over at the Mises Institute web site: Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Debt Bubble:

And over at Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden reports:  “They’re Going To Have All Sorts Of Issues” – Citi Urges Regulators To Address Australia’s “Spectacular Housing Bubble”


Next, there is this from David Haggith, re-posted at Alt-Market: Summer Storm Keeps Building As Second Dip Of Great Recession Approaches

Tangibles Investing:

Finally, I found this Redoubtable suggestion on a key tangible investment: New Real-Estate Website Helps Conservatives Leave “Commie-Fornia” For North Texas


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  1. Re: The LNG terminals. I would say that shipping LNG overseas is not good for America’s energy independence. Using it and reserving it for home use is good for our energy independence not selling it offshore as fast as we can for maximum profit. This is reminiscent of 1960’s clear cutting our forests and shipping the logs to Asia at fire sale prices. Now we buy most of our lumber from Canada. American oil, gas and coal needs to stay here, that is how we become energy independent.

  2. Switch our buses and trucks to natural gas and we can stop importing oil. Anything that drives over 50K miles/year should be NG. Exporting LNG is stupid.

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