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 Economist Peter Schiff”s predictions.

Precious Metals:

First, there is this: Gold marks lowest finish in nearly 8 weeks.

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Next, some charts from Jim Wyckoff: Monday’s Charts for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, July 03 [2017]


Next, Reuters reports: Goldman to Review Commodities After Worst Start in a Decade

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Nick Cunningham: Analysts See Oil Prices “Lower For Longer”



Ron Paul: Not a ‘total shock’ if stocks plummet 25% and gold soars 50% by October


On to foreign exchange (Forex) news, here is a EUR/USD summary at FX Empire.

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Forex Tutorial: Reading a Forex Quote and Understanding the Jargon (Investopedia)

Economy and Finance (Schiff’s Predictions):

Video: Why the Air Is About to Come Out of America’s Bubble Economy – Peter Schiff. (Filmed at the International Metals Writers Conference in June, 2017.) Schiff is predicting another huge recession and $2 trillion per year deficits. We’ll see  higher inflation and Round 4 of Quantitative Easing. (QE4 — that is monentization of the National Debt.) He warns: “…The whole House of Cards is being held up by these artificially low interest rates.”

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This is a “must watch” 12-minute interview video: The China Bubble: Jim Chanos & Kyle Bass. JWR’s Comment: When the next global credit crisis occurs, China will very likely experience a monumental melt-down. The last thing you will want then is any investment vehicle with a tie to Mainland China!

Tangibles Investing:

10 Points to Consider Before Buying Rural Property

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One Comment

  1. China won’t meltdown,anyone that tries to sell will be shot on sight,they were warned last time. Shorting the market gets your family killed. The top echelon has got to get the”Hot Money” out and into the US and Canadian banks were it can be properly washed.

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