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 contrarian investing. (See the special section, near the end of this column.)

Precious Metals:

Dovish Draghi Comments Drive Gold Prices


Irina Slav: Stability Is Returning To Oil Markets

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Could The Gulf Dispute Actually Help Iran?


Markets’ Steady Climb in 2017 Defies Historic Odds

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Israel’s TA-100 stock market: Investors welcome tougher Israeli regulations


Dollar hits nearly 2-year low against euro after Draghi comments

Economy and Finance:

Over at Alt-Market: Guess What Happens In States Where Food Stamp Recipients Have To Work

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T-Bill Tantrum: Yields Spike As Debt-Ceiling Anxiety Begins To Show

Troubling Trends:

Reader B.B. suggested this article: Foreigners snap up record number of US homes

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WSJ: Robots Are Replacing Workers Where You Shop

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Why universal basic income is gaining support, critics. JWR’s Comment: Some billionaires have lost touch with the reality of how our economy functions. Methinks we’re in deep trouble.

Contrarian Investing:

Over at Forbes: Five Rules Of Contrarian Investing

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The Top 6 Contrarian Investors of Our Time

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A recommended book: Contrarian Investment Strategies by David Dreman


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News Tips:

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