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, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Rhodium.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this: Gold Steady Ahead Of US Data This Week, Weaker Dollar Supports

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Some good news: Louisiana Ends Sales Tax On Gold And Silver Bullion

Commodities (Oil Glut):

Next, there is this from Nick Cunningham: Oil Industry To Waste Trillions As Peak Demand Looms

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And in related news: Clogged oil arteries slow U.S. shale rush to record output


On to the foreign exchange (Forex) news, FX Daily had a good piece.  EUR/USD setting up for significant move (June 26, 2017)

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Yuan Surges in Afternoon Trade Amid Talk PBOC Supported Currency

Economy and Finance:

The leftist-statist biased Bloomberg news service posted a mix a of fact an rumor. Some Trump Aides Want a New Leader at the Fed

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Two more Italian bank failures have been reported: Veneto Banca Banco Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca. Recently, Spain’s Banco Popular also failed. The Great Southern Tier of Europe Unraveling is far from over.

Tangibles Investing (Rhodium):

Here is a tangible investment that you might not have heard of: Rhodium. Rather than just buying futures contracts, some savvy investors buy Rhodium.  They buy ingots and take physical delivery. And, as I’ve mentioned before in SurvivalBlog, Baird Mint has produced Rhodium bars specifically for investors.


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News Tips:

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One Comment

  1. If your goal is to sell some or most of your metals in the depths of a crisis and buy land, a business, or stocks, you should consider how you buy — and from whom. I suggest buying American Eagles only, or perhaps 1 oz bars. It can be beneficial to buy from one local dealer, even if you have to pay a little more than online. Become friendly, let them know you’re buying mostly or entirely from them. When the time to sell comes, you’ll be better able to unload your metals to one place with high opsec (assuming they’re open — but they probably will be because lots of the stupid money will be trying to buy at peak prices). If you have to sell to lots of people one coin at a time, the danger level goes sky high.

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